Oil prices for benchmark grades are declining on Friday following a slight increase the day before. Despite the dip, prices are still up more than 3% for the week, buoyed by forecasts of stable global fuel demand.

According to Report, citing Interfax, August futures for Brent crude on the London ICE Futures exchange fell by $0.39 (0.5%) to $82.36 per barrel. On Thursday, these futures rose by $0.15 (0.2%) to $82.75 per barrel.

Meanwhile, July futures for WTI crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) dropped by $0.45 (0.6%) to $78.17 per barrel in morning trading. During the previous trading session, these contracts had gained $0.12 (0.2%) to settle at $78.62 per barrel.