August WTI oil futures were down 0.03% at $ 39.81 a barrel.

Futures for Brent crude for September delivery increased 0.10% to $ 42.07 per barrel.

Earlier, a leading expert at the National Energy Security Fund, a teacher at the Financial University under the Government of Russia, Stanislav Mitrakhovich, assessed the prospects for oil prices. In an interview with FBA “Economics Today”, he said that there are a lot of factors of influence that can constantly change.