Commercial crude oil inventories increased by 1.3 million barrels from the previous week, the EIA said. WTI crude oil for April was up 73 cents at $39.19 a barrel, approaching its highest since November. Crude oil rallied Wednesday as the Federal Reserve predicted two rate hikes in 2016 instead of four.
Oil prices eased on Thursday, dragged down by rising output, although strong demand and a drop in U.S. fuel inventories provided the market with some support.
Prices were pulled down by another rise in U.S. oil production , which hit a weekly record of 10.9 million barrels per day (bpd) last week, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday.
U.S. crude output has risen by almost 30 percent in the last two years, and it is now close to top global producer Russia, which produced 11.1 million bpd overall in the first two weeks of June.
But the rising output came amid strong demand, which traders said prevented crude prices from falling further.
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