The volume of commercial crude oil reserves in the vaults of the United States (excluding strategic reserves) for the week ended August 18, fell 3.3 million barrels. and amounted to 463.2 million barrels. About it today in another report, said the energy information Administration (EIA) US Department of energy.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a decline of oil reserves at 3.5 million barrels.
According to EIA report, gasoline stocks in the US decreased by 1.2 million barrels., amounted to 229.9 million barrels. Experts expected reduction of stocks of gasoline by 0.6 million barrels.
Distillate inventories (including diesel and heating oil) has not changed, amounting to 148.4 million barrels. Analysts expected reduction of stocks of distillates by 0.4 million barrels.
Oil stocks in the strategic reserve (SPR) remained unchanged and amounted to 678.9 million barrels.
Commercial stocks of crude oil storage in Cushing declined by 0.5 million barrels. and amounted to 56.5 million barrels.
Formerly the Institute API reported that, according to the information collected, the commercial oil reserves in the U.S. last week fell by 3.6 million barrels., gasoline inventories rose by 1.4 million barrels., distillate stocks expanded by 2.05 million barrels., the oil reserves in the vault Cushing declined by 0.5 million barrels.