The price of Brent quality oil, a reference for Europe, has reached this Monday on the verge of 140 dollars, close to the historical maximums registered in 2008, after soaring almost 20% at the beginning of the session due to the fear of that the United States may impose restrictions on the sale of Russian crude.
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Before the opening of the stock markets of the Old Continent, however, the price of Brent eased slightly to stand at something above 128 dollars per barrelalso above last Friday's closing price.
In the case of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, the price of a barrel reached 130.5 dollars, compared to 115.68 dollars at the end of last week. However, before the European opening it was relaxed to 125 dollars per barrel.
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, acknowledged this Sunday that his country has begun to discuss with the European Union and the rest of its allies the possibility of prohibiting imports of Russian oil as a new measure of pressure against Russian President Vladimir Putin. , for the invasion of Ukraine.