This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the short-term forecast of the Energy Information Administration of the US Department of Energy.

The forecast says that this was influenced by the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus.

At the same time, in the previous forecast of the Ministry of Energy, it was said about 97.5 million barrels of oil per day in 2021 and 100.9 million per day - next year.

Earlier it was reported that world oil prices during trading on Tuesday, December 7, rose by more than 4%.