Oil prices have opened in inferiority Wednesday in New York before the publication of weekly crude oil inventories in the United States.
Around 02:10 GMT, a barrel of light sweet crude oil (WTI) for February delivery lost $ 1.21 on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) for $ 55.91 US dollars. "The day is not going to be charged," said an analyst.
"We'll see what level will the official reserves, after the announcement by the American Petroleum Institute (API, the federation's main oil sector) of an unexpected increase in reserves, which could influence the course."
For a week, the price of crude oil changes direction at each session, remaining below the threshold of $ 60, while it has already lost nearly half its value since mid-June.