By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW–Russia, one of the world’s leading oil producers, will have to prepare for a drop in crude oil prices after OPEC’s decision to keep its production ceiling unchanged, Russia’s economy minister said Friday, Interfax news agency reported. The 12-member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided Thursday to keep its production ceiling unchanged at 30 million barrels a day, sending Brent crude prices below $72 per barrel for the first time since mid-2010. The continued decline in oil prices threatens to weigh further on Russia’s economic growth. The Russian government draws around 50% of its annual revenue from oil and gas exports. “It is likely that it [an oil price] will be close to $80 per barrel. But no one can tell that for sure so we need to prepare for any developments,” Alexei Ulyukayev said. Mr. Ulyukayev also said that his ministry will lower its oil […]