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Crude prices gain on a probable drawdown in American crude supplies

On Wednesday, crude prices managed to gather steam during early Asia trade on the prospect of a drawdown in American crude stockpiles, although global oversupply was keeping prices at three-month minimums.  

In New York, September delivery crude futures were worth $39.69 per barrel, leaping 0.4%, while October delivery Brent crude futures soared 0.3%, trading at $41.93 per barrel.

Week to date, American crude prices have slumped 5.15%. It’s because domestic stocks of gasoline have been normally trading high for this time of the year. The previous week, the US Energy Information Administration informed that at 241 million barrels, gasoline inventories found themselves above the upper limit of the average range.

Traders as well as analysts are going to monitor this week’s U.S. Department of Energy data slated for publication later on Wednesday. Built around on estimates by industry group American Petroleum Institute, American crude supplies tumbled approximately 1.3 million barrels by July 29. Gasoline stocks went down 450,000 barrels, while distillate stocks grew by 539,000. 

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