Rise in U.S. crude-oil supplies nearly matches expectations, but marks a sixth weekly climb

The Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday that domestic crude supplies rose by 3.2 million barrels for the week ended Oct. 26. That followed five consecutive weeks of gains. Analysts surveyed by S&P Global Platts had forecast a rise of 3.3 million barrels, while the American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday reported an increase of 5.7 million barrels, according to sources. Gasoline stockpiles declined by 3.2 million barrels last week, while distillate stockpiles fell by 4.1 million barrels, according to the EIA. The S&P Global Platts survey had shown expectations for supply declines of 2.4 million barrels in gasoline and 2.2 million barrels for distillates. December crude CLZ8, +0.71% was up 6 cents at $66.24 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was trading at $65.83 before the supply data.

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