The American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday reported that crude supplies fell by 3.1 million barrels for the week ended Sept. 11, according to sources. Analysts polled by Platts forecast a fall of 200,000 barrels. October crude was at $45.15 a barrel on Globex, up from the $44.59 settlement on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The more closely watched Energy Information Administration report is due Wednesday.
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