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U.S. Crude Inventories Fell 1.36 Million Barrels Last Week: EIA

Commodities Oct 05, 2022 10:58AM ET
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By Liz Moyer

Investing.com -- U.S. crude oil inventories declined by more than expected last week, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Crude oil inventories dropped by 1.356 million barrels against expectations for a build of 2.052 million barrels.

Distillate stocks dropped by 3.443 million barrels. The expectation had been for a draw of 1.367 million barrels.

Gasoline inventories dropped by 4.728 million barrels against expectations for a draw of 1.334 million barrels.

Investing.com analyst Barani Krishnan attributed the drawdowns to consumer demand amid the plunge in crude and fuel prices over the past quarter. 

“The consumer response to the relatively-low pump prices of fuel over the past two months cannot be understated, and that’s why you’re seeing demand at these levels even at this time of year,” Krishnan said, referring to the weekly retail demand for gasoline that shot up to nearly 9.5 million barrels per day from the previous week’s 8.,8 million bpd. 

“Typically, Americans drive less at this time of year but you’re probably having people making trips to the pump to fill up even with gas still in their tank, as there are concerns that fuel prices have started going up again in some places,” Krishnan added.

Gasoline at pumps across America averaged $3.831 per gallon on Wednesday, up from last week’s level of $3.765, according to the American Automobile Association.

U.S. Crude Inventories Fell 1.36 Million Barrels Last Week: EIA
 

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Andrew Ulferts
Andrew Ulferts Oct 05, 2022 11:03AM ET
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Barani is awfully quiet during bull runs…..
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Barani Krishnan Oct 05, 2022 11:03AM ET
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Am I, Andrew? Am I not quoted here. Stop making assumptions, ok?
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Barani has been commenting almost every trading days
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Barani Krishnan Oct 05, 2022 11:03AM ET
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First Last  Thanks for noticing, mate.
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Barani Krishnan We have a long road ahead, with much news to discuss. You will win plenty and I will win a little more! Haha. You know I can’t help it, I only invest in oil.
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Andrew Ulferts  I have a BEEEG commentary coming up in the afternoon oil report, to be issued in a few minutes. Look out for it.
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sure
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Obviously, good numbers for higher oil price. Btw, SPR releases totaled 6.2M for the week. What would happen to the storage numbers without SPR? The answer is clear: oil price goes to triple digits.
 
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