Crude oil prices moved higher after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory build of 500,000 barrels for the week to October 2. A larger decline in gasoline and distillate stocks and a sizeable increase in production, however, were more bullish.
This compares with a 2-million-barrel draw estimated for the previous week and analyst expectations for a moderate build of less than 300,000 bpd.
A day earlier, the American Petroleum Institute estimated an inventory build of close to 1 million barrels, which contributed to a price decline that began last week on renewed fears about demand as Europe continued tightening restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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