Oil prices of reference marks are falling in the course of trading on Monday, but at the end of April, and Brent and WTI are likely to demonstrate a confident rise again, INTERFAX reports.
The price of June futures on Brent on London's ICE Futures exchange fell by 9:35 GMT by $0.48 (0.64%) - to $74.16 per barrel. Trades in this contract are completed on Monday. More active July futures fell 0.6% to $ 73.38 per barrel.
The cost of oil WTI with delivery in June at the electronic auction of the New York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) decreased by this time by $0.29 (0.43%)-to $67.81 per barrel.
The moderate decline in oil prices followed the announcement by Baker Hughes that the number of operating oil-producing plants in the United States last week increased by 5 units, to 825, updating a maximum of three years.