The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a crude oil inventory build of 5.36 million barrels for the week ending November 30, compared to analyst expectations of a draw in crude oil inventories of 2.267 million barrels . Last week, the API reported a build of over 3 million barrels. A day later, the EIA had confirmed the build. Leading up to today’s data release from the API, crude oil prices were trading modestly up at 1:08pm EST, with WTI up $0.17 (+0.32%) at $53.12 and Brent crude up $0.37 (+0.60%) at $62.06. This was due to various OPEC players, including Russia, giving new hope that a production cut may be reached this weekend, and that the production cut could be as much as 1.4 million bpd. Inventories in the Cushing, Oklahoma facility this week had climbed by 1.44 million barrels. The API reported a build in gasoline inventories for […]