Oil prices fell on Wednesday in Asia after the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported that U.S. oil inventories rose last week.
The API said that crude inventories rose by about 600,000 for the week ended Oct. 25.
In the previous week to Oct. 18, the API’s snapshot suggested a crude build even larger than the 2.2 million barrels that analysts expected in the EIA report. In the end, the official number was a drawdown of 1.7 million barrels.
The API data were cited as headwind for oil prices today.
U.S. Crude Oil WTI Futures dropped 0.5% to $55.28 by 1:10 AM ET (05:10 GMT). International Brent Oil Futures fell 0.9% to $61.06.
Analysts now expect that the Energy Information Administration’s government data to show a rise of 494,000 in crude inventories tomorrow.
Source : Investing.com