U.S. crude futures CLc1 fell $1.20 to settle at $72.94 a barrel, retreating from Tuesday’s 3-1/2-year high of over $75. Brent crude futures LCOc1 lost 85 cents to settle at $77.39 a barrel. U.S. crude stockpiles rose 1.3 million barrels last week, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data. Analysts had expected a 3.5 million-barrel decline. [EIA/S] “An unexpected build in the U.S. commercial crude inventory has prompted profit-taking,” said Abhishek Kumar, a senior energy analyst at Interfax Energy in London. Inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, the delivery point for U.S. crude futures, fell to their lowest since December 2014. “The most concerning aspect for inventories is the continued […]