The price of the reference barrel of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opep) closed on Friday at $ 60.27, which represents a loss of $ 1.81 compared to the $ 62.08 traded on Thursday, the oil group reported.
Venezuelan oil registered a decrease of 2.72 dollars per barrel, after going from 61.12 to 58.39 dollars last week, the Ministry for Oil reported last Friday.
However, Brent's North Sea oil bar for deliveries in January quoted this Monday at $ 59.20 at the beginning of the Intercontinental Petroleum Exchange (ICE) electronic market.
Brent, the international reference for oil prices, rose 40 cents (0.68 percent) compared to the previous closing of Friday, when it reached 58.80.
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Meanwhile, the West Texas Intermediate crude oil (WTI), which was a benchmark in the United States, also for January, increased 16 cents (0.32 percent) and traded at $ 50.55.
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