As RIA Novosti writes, as of 19:59 Moscow time, February futures for Brent crude fell 5.46% to $ 69.23 per barrel.

Earlier, the indicator dropped below $ 69.

The price for January WTI futures fell 4.45% to $ 66.84.

The White House said that the United States is not abandoning its decision to use oil from the strategic reserve, even amid falling prices in light of the spread of the omicron coronavirus strain.