U.S. crude stocks up more than expected, Cushing hub plunges - EIA
Oct 27 (Reuters) - U.S. crude stocks rose while gasoline and distillate inventories fell last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.
Crude inventories USOILC=ECI rose by 4.3 million barrels in the week to October 22 to 430.8 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.9 million-barrel rise.
Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub USOICC=ECI fell by 3.9 million barrels in the last week, EIA said.
Refinery crude runs USOICR=ECI rose by 58,000 barrels per day in the last week, EIA said. Refinery utilization rates USOIRU=ECI rose by 0.4 percentage points, in the week.
U.S. gasoline stocks USOILG=ECI fell by 2 million barrels in the week to 215.8 million barrels, the EIA said, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.9 million-barrel drop.
Distillate stockpiles USOILD=ECI, which include diesel and heating oil, fell by 432,000 barrels in the week to 125 million barrels, versus expectations for a 2.3 million-barrel drop, the EIA data showed.
Net U.S. crude imports USOICI=ECI rose last week by 702,000 barrels per day, EIA said.
(Reporting By David Gaffen)
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