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US oil inventories increased above forecast last week

Estimates compiled by Bloomberg News had otherwise projected a substantial decrease of oil barrels on store.

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US crude stockpiles increased with 1,956 barrels last week, shows a report from the Energy Information Administration released Wednesday afternoon.

According to estimates gathered by Bloomberg News, economists had forecast inventories decreasing with 2.2 million barrels.

Estimates were also off mark for gasoline stockpiles, falling with 0.71 million barrels last week against the projected volume of 0.5 million barrels.

US distillates jumped with 0.725 million barrels against a forecast decline of 0.5 million barrels.

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