Crude Oil Supplies Rise –

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, crude oil supplies rose by 5 million barrels last week.  In addition, gasoline inventories rose 3.6 million barrels and distillates increased by 4 million barrels.  All of the inventory increases were well above analyst expectations.  A significant drop in demand levels was a factor in the supply figures.  Crude oil was trading near the $100 dollar mark on Wednesday.

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Jim Sutliff

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