Prices for benchmark oil rose slightly on Thursday morning.

The price of April futures for Brent on the London ICE Futures exchange amounted to $83.23 per barrel, which is 20 cents higher than the closing price of the previous session, Report informs via Interfax.

On Wednesday, these futures rose 69 cents to $83.03 a barrel.

WTI oil futures with the settlement in April increased by 20 cents (0.26%), reaching $78.11 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

The day before, futures rose in price by 87 cents to $77.91 per barrel.