World oil prices fell slightly on August 11 morning on the news that the US has reached record stocks of this raw material, Report informs referring to the auction data.

The price of October futures for Brent crude fell by 0.38% to $97.03 per barrel, September futures for WTI – by 0.41% to $91.55.

The downside factor for the market includes August 10 statistics from the US. Commercial oil reserves in the country (excluding the strategic reserve) for the week ended August 5 rose by 5.5 million barrels, or 1.3%, to 432 million barrels, although analysts hardly expected an increase in inventories, which now reached the highest level this year.