U.S. OIL ROSE
Total U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) rose last month by 5.1 percent from December 2013 to average nearly 20.0 million barrels per day. For the fourth quarter, total domestic petroleum deliveries gained 2.9 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
"Even with a noticeable rise in demand, crude stocks ended higher last month than in any other December in the last 84 years," said API Chief Economist John Felmy. "Historically high production continues to be the driving factor."
Crude oil stocks rose 7.4 percent from last year to end at 383.5 million barrels – the highest inventory level for the…
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