At the same time, analysts expected a decrease in reserves by 1.5 million barrels.

Commercial oil reserves in the United States increased by 4.514 million barrels over the past week and amounted to 416.022 million barrels as of February 18, the U.S. Department of Energy reported.

At the same time, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expected a decrease in inventories by 1.5 million barrels.

April Brent crude futures on the London ICE exchange rose by 6.97% to $103.59 per barrel, the price of WTI oil rose by 5.68% to $97.33 per barrel.