The volume of commercial crude oil reserves in the vaults of the United States (excluding strategic reserves) for the week ended December 8, decreased by 5.1 million barrels. and totaled 443.0 million barrels. About it today in another report, said the energy information Administration (EIA) US Department of energy.
Analysts polled by S&P Global Platts had forecast a decline of oil reserves of 4.0 million barrels.
According to EIA report, gasoline stocks in the U.S. rose by 5.7 million barrels. and amounted to 226.5 million barrels. Experts expected increase in gasoline stocks of 1.6 million barrels.
Distillate inventories (including diesel and heating oil) declined by 1.4 million barrels., amounting to 128.1 million barrels. Analysts had expected the extension of distillate stocks by 0.5 million barrels.
Oil stocks in the strategic reserve (SPR) increased by 0.2 million barrels. and amounted to 662.9 million barrels.
Commercial stocks of crude oil storage in Cushing fell by 3.4 million barrels. and amounted to 52.2 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 7.4 million barrels, gasoline inventories rose 2.3 million barrels, distillate stocks increased by 1.5 million barrels.