MTECHTIPS- U.S. crude stocks unexpectedly fell in the latest week, official data showed Wednesday. The EIA said crude stocks fell by 2.976 mn barrels after a fall of 1.882 mn barrels the previous week. Crude inventories were forecast to rise by 2.560 mn barrels.
Gasoline stocks rose by 222,000 barrels after a gain of 2.072 mn barrels the previous week.
Gasoline inventories were forecast to rise by 702,000 barrels.
U.S. crude was up $0.97, or 1.99%, at $49.66 after data release.