Oil Steady as U.S. Crude Stockpiles Drop While Output Rises
“The most recent EIA stock update gave something for both bulls and bears to cheer about,” said Stephen Brennock, an analyst at PVM Oil Associates Ltd. in London. “As has become the norm, the fly in the ointment for bulls is the march higher in U.S. crude production.” U.S. gasoline inventories dropped by 1.22 million barrels to 229.9 million last week, the EIA reported Wednesday. Crude output increased by 26,000 barrels a day to 9.53 million, expanding for a second week. Click Read More below for additional detail.