September futures for WTI crude oil fell 0.65% to $ 66.76 per barrel.

Brent crude oil futures for September delivery fell 0.63% to $ 68.91 a barrel.

Earlier, Stanislav Mitrakhovich, a leading expert of the National Energy Security Fund, lecturer at the Financial University under the Government of Russia, said in an interview with FBA "Economics Today" that the country's return to the pre-pandemic level in terms of oil production will depend on the viability of the stopped fields.