Build in US oil inventories:

API crude oil inventories rose 2.3mln barrels so this isn't quite the 'surprise' it looks like.

  • Gasoline inventories -1725K vs +300K exp
  • Distillates +235K vs +1800K exp
  • Cushing inventories +813K vs +300K exp

The oil numbers are bearish for crude but gasoline and distillates are bullish. But crude is under pressure after the data.