The volume of commercial crude oil reserves in the vaults of the United States (excluding strategic reserves) for the week ended December 22, decreased by 4.6 million barrels. and totaled 431.9 million barrels. About it today in another report, said the energy information Administration (EIA) US Department of energy.
Analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast a decline in crude oil inventories of 3.7 million barrels.
According to EIA report, gasoline stocks in the U.S. rose by 0.6 million barrels. and amounted to 228.4 million barrels. Experts expected increase in gasoline stocks fell 0.6 million barrels.
Distillate inventories (including diesel and heating oil) expanded by 1.1 million barrels., amounting to 129.9 million barrels. Analysts were expecting a decrease in distillate stocks by 0.5 million barrels.
Oil stocks in the strategic reserve (SPR) increased by 0.1 million barrels. and reached 663.4 million barrels.
Commercial stocks of crude oil storage in Cushing declined by 1.6 million barrels. and amounted to 51.4 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 6.0 million barrels., gasoline supplies rose by 3.1 million barrels., distillate stocks increased 2.8 million barrels.