January 13 (Reuters) – US crude oil stocks fell last week, while distillates and gasoline rose, the government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported on Wednesday.
* There was a decrease of 3.2 million barrels of raw material at the end of 482.2 million barrels per week from 8 January. Analysts polled by Reuters expected a drop of 2.3 million barrels.
The EIA stated that crude stock at Cushing, Oklahoma, the distribution center decreased by 2 million barrels.
* Refining increased by 274,000 barrels per day. The utilization rate increased by 1.3 percentage points.
* Gasoline inventions grew from 4.4 million barrels to 245.5 million barrels. Analysts polled by Reuters expect an increase of 2.7 million barrels.
* Inventories of distillates, which include heating oil and diesel, have increased from 4.8 million barrels to 163.2 million barrels, vs. an increase of 2.7 million barrels expected, the report showed EIA.
* In the past week, net crude imports to the United States increased by 1.5 million barrels per day. (Reporting by David Gaffen. Edited in Spanish by Janisas Humbachano)
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