Moscow, September 13. The price of oil Brent for the first time since April 19, has exceeded $ 55 per barrel on the background of a decline in US production due to hurricane "Harvey".
the November Brent futures at London stock exchange traded at a price 55,02 dollars per barrel, WTI has risen to 49.05 dollars.
This was the result of lower oil production in the US by 6.5% to 9.3 million barrels per day. Negative dynamics is connected with the reduction of the capacity of oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico which have suffered from hurricane "Harvey". Gasoline stocks in the country dropped by 8.43 million barrels, the largest decline since 1990..
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