The barrel of oil was trading today with low values in the international markets of New York and London.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, which operates on the New York futures market (Nymex), lost 2.81% this morning and was trading at US$ 74.14 a barrel in contracts with delivery in January.
Meanwhile, Brent oil from the North Sea, which is traded on the London electronic market (ICE), fell 2.97% and a barrel was agreed to at US$ 81.15 in contracts also for January, according to the agency. Bloomberg News.
For its part, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reported that its basket of crude oil closed on Friday at US$83.80 a barrel, compared to US$81.52 the day before, which represented an increase of 2.80%.