The American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday reported that crude supplies rose by 2.6 million barrels for the week ended Nov. 20, according to sources. Analysts polled by Platts forecast a decline of 200,000 barrels. January crude was at $42.64 a barrel in electronic trading, down from the contract’s settlement of $42.87 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The more closely watched Energy Information Administration report is due Wednesday.
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