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Oil sinks more than 3.5% on shock US gasoline stocks build

Crude inventories decreased by 1.7 million barrels

Reuters  |  New York 

Oil prices sank more than 3 per cent to their lowest in more than five weeks on Wednesday following US data showing an unexpectedly large weekly build in US gasoline inventories and International Energy Agency (IEA)data projecting a big increase in non-OPEC output in 2018. The increase in US gasoline inventories drove down RBOB futures by more than 4 per cent, tugging Brent and US crude futures lower with them, analysts said. "The industry continues to turn a crude oil surplus into a gasoline and distillate product surplus," Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil ...

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 01:59 IST