The Energy Information Administration published its weekly update for the change in crude oil inventories in the U.S. The Energy Department's statistical arm said crude stockpiles gained 6.4 million barrels in the week-ended January 24 , above what analysts had expected at 2.5 million barrels, after a rise of 1 million barrels the week before. However, gasoline inventories dropped by 819,000 barrels in the same week, opposed to expectations that called for a rise of 1.3 million barrels. Distillate fuel stockpiles lost 4.5 million barrels, more than expected at 2.1 million barrels.
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