Investing.com – Crude prices rose for an eight day in a row on Wednesday as the U.S. government reported another weekly drop in stockpiles that bucked market expectations — though gasoline inventories ballooned again, exhibiting the one weak link in the oil complex.
New York-traded West Texas Intermediate, the key indicator for U.S. crude, settled up 32 cents, or 0.6%, at $56.68 per barrel, after hitting a January 2020 peak of $58.91. WTI has gained almost 9% over the past eight sessions.
London-traded Brent, the global benchmark for crude, settled up 38 cents, or 0.6%, at $61.47, after setting a 13-month high at $61.69.
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