At the same time, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expected a reduction in inventories by 1.52 million barrels.

Commercial oil reserves in the United States over the past week decreased by 241 thousand barrels and as of December 3 amounted to 432.87 million barrels, the U.S. Department of Energy reported.

At the same time, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expected a reduction in inventories by 1.52 million barrels.

February Brent crude futures on the London ICE exchange fell by 0.29%, to $75.22 per barrel, the price of WTI oil decreased by 0.29%, to $71.84 per barrel.