The volume of commercial crude oil reserves in the vaults of the United States (excluding strategic reserves) for the week ended January 5 declined by 4.9 million barrels. and amounted to 419.5 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 2.5 million barrels.
According to EIA report, gasoline stocks in the U.S. rose by 4.1 million barrels. and amounted to 237.3 million barrels. Experts expected increase in gasoline inventories by 2.5 million barrels.
Distillate inventories (including diesel and heating oil) expanded by 4.3 million barrels., amounting to 143.1 million barrels. Analysts expected increase in distillate stocks by 1.1 million barrels.
Oil stocks in the strategic reserve (SPR) has not changed and amounted to 663.7 million barrels.
Commercial stocks of crude oil storage in Cushing fell by 2.4 million barrels. and amounted to 46.6 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 11.2 million barrels., gasoline inventories rose by 4.3 million barrels., distillate stocks increased by 4.7 million barrels.