Commercial crude oil stocks in the United States (US) decreased by about 6 million 100 thousand barrels last week to 433 million 500 thousand barrels. However, market expectations were that stocks would decrease by 2 million 418 thousand barrels, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced.
Strategic crude oil stocks, which are not included in commercial crude oil stocks, increased by approximately 600 thousand barrels to 348 million 900 thousand barrels.
In that period, US gasoline stocks increased by 1 million 500 thousand barrels to 217 million 600 thousand barrels.
Source: Anadolu Agency