Sept. 06–U.S. crude oil inventories continued to fall at the end of August while oil prices remained little changed in the high-$60s.
Inventories for the week ending Aug. 31 fell 4.3 million barrels to 401.5 million, staying at the five year average according to the Department of Energy.
Crude oil prices were almost flat in morning trading.
Gasoline stocks rose 1.8 million barrels last week and are 7 percent above the five year average.
U.S. refineries consumed an average of 17.6 million barrels of crude oil a day, 81,000 barrels more than the previous week. The refineries were running at 96.6 percent of their capacity.
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