U.S. crude and fuel inventories rise in latest week
By Arathy Somasekhar
HOUSTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) -U.S. crude stocks, gasoline and distillate inventories rose last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.
Crude inventories USOILC=ECI rose by 2.4 million barrels in the week ended Feb 3 to 455.1 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.5 million-barrel rise.
Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub USOICC=ECI rose by 1 million barrels in the last week, EIA said.
Refinery crude runs USOICR=ECI rose by 449,000 barrels per day in the last week, EIA said.
Refinery utilization rates USOIRU=ECI rose by 2.2 percentage points in the week.
U.S. gasoline stocks USOILG=ECI rose by 5 million barrels in the week to 239.6 million barrels, the EIA said, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.3 million-barrel rise.
Distillate stockpiles USOILD=ECI, which include diesel and heating oil, rose by 2.9 million barrels in the week to 120.5 million barrels, versus expectations for a 0.1 million-barrel rise, the EIA data showed.
Net U.S. crude imports USOICI=ECI rose last week by 367,000 barrels per day, EIA said.
Reporting by Arathy Somasekhar in Houston
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