The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that crude stocks in the United States rose last week, while inventories of gasoline increased and distillates were reduced, reported Wednesday

In the week ending April 20, crude stocks rose by 2.2 million barrels, lower than the 2 million decline of barrels waiting for the market.

Crude inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery center increased by 459 thousand barrels, the EIA said.

Operating rates in refineries decreased by 328 thousand barrels per day, while utilization rates declined by 1.6 percentage points.

Gasoline stocks had an increase of 840 thousand barrels, against the forecast of analysts consulted by Reuters of a fall of 625 thousand barrels.

POn the other hand, the volume of distillates , which include heating oil and diesel, was reduced by 2.6 million barrels, compared to an expectation of a decrease of 861 thousand barrels, the EIA report showed.

In the last week, net imports of crude oil in the United States decreased by 43 thousand barrels per day.