EIA: US crude stockpiles decrease 5.9 million bbl

US crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased 5.9 million bbl for the week ended June 15, according to US Energy Information Administration data. At 426.5 million bbl, US crude oil inventories are 2% below the 5-year average for this time of year, the Weekly Petroleum Status Report indicated.

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