World oil prices on Wednesday morning traded in different directions on various factors, according to trading data.
The price of March futures for Brent crude oil fell by 0.12%, to $ 83.62 per barrel, February futures on WTI rose by 0.05%, to $ 81.26, Prime reports.
On Wednesday night, the American Petroleum Institute (API) announced a decline in US oil reserves for the week of January 7 by 1.077 million barrels, while analysts expected a decline of 1.95 million. Official data on reserves in the country will later be published by the US Department of Energy.
A positive factor for oil prices was the report of ANZ experts, which the Wall Street Journal newspaper cites, that oil production in Libya increased after it reopened its Sahara oil field, but exports from some of the country's shipping terminals could be closed from - for bad weather.
In addition, traders are evaluating the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast of the US Department of Energy. Thus, the country's Department of Energy predicts that global oil consumption in the world will grow by 3.6 million barrels per day, to 100.5 million barrels per day in 2022 and by 1.8 million barrels per day, to 102.3 million barrels per day. day in 2023.