Oil Jumps Most This Year as Buildup Slows in U.S. Storage Tanks

Crude climbed the most since December as a recent buildup in U.S. storage tanks and terminals appears to be slowing down. Futures gained 2.4 percent in New York on Wednesday after a government report showed American oil inventories rose by 1.84 million barrels last week. That was lower than all but two of 11 estimates in a Bloomberg survey, and was also less of an increase than in the previous two weeks. At the nation’s biggest pipeline hub, stockpiles have fallen for eight straight weeks.

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