Moscow. April 21. Oil prices have moved to increase on Thursday, the price of Brent rose above $46 per barrel, which is celebrated for the first time since December last year, reports Bloomberg.
The cost of the June futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 9:10 CEST jumped $0,29 (0,63%) – to $46,09 per barrel. By the close of market on Tuesday, the futures price reached 45.8 per barrel, $1,77 (4,02%) above the level of the previous session.
Futures price for WTI crude oil for June in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) has increased by this time to $0.28 (0.63 percent) to $44,46 per barrel. According to the results of previous trading day, the contract rose to $1.55 (3,77%), to $42,63 per barrel.
On Wednesday the price of Brent rose above $45 a barrel for the first time since December last year. Oil prices grew on data from the U.S. Department of energy about to cut production and Iraq’s statements about plans for a diamond-producing countries meeting in may.