According to TASS, the price of a Brent oil futures contract for October delivery at 09:46 Moscow time dropped to $ 69.97 per barrel.

By 09:56, it rose again to $ 70.16 per 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 a pre-pandemic level in terms of oil production will depend on the viability of the stopped fields.