The table shows the daily closing prices for Brent, WTI and Urals Crude Oil (US$/Barrel)
* the price is based on the Urals/Brent differential
Barrel (bbl) is a unit of volume for crude oil and petroleum products. 1 bbl corresponds 42 US gallons or 35 UK (imperial) gallons, or approximately 159 liters.
Urals oil is a mix of heavy and high-grade oil of Urals with light oil of Western Siberia. It is an oil brand used as a basis for pricing of the Russian export oil mixture. Urals oil extracted in Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous region, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan. Urals brand oil is supplied through the Druzhba pipeline and the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline. The world’s largest Urals oil producers are “Rosneft”, “Lukoil”, “Surgutneftegas”, “Gazprom Neft” and “Tatneft”. Urals Crude Oil futures are traded on the Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) under ticker symbol “U” in US dollars.
Brent Crude futures are traded on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) under ticker symbol B in U.S. dollars. Brent Сrude futures are also traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) with the symbol “BZ”. Brent blend is a light crude oil (LCO) which contains approximately 0.37% of sulphur, however, not sweet as West Texas Intermediate (WTI). WTI futures are traded on the NYMEX under ticker symbol “CL”.