Despite the surprise moderate build in U.S. crude oil stockpiles, analysts are worried of an impending price spike to $150 or more. 
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Crude oil stocks rose by 1,245 MBBL last week to 417,881 MBBL from 416,636 MBBL. This is 17% below the 502,914 MBBL that was in storage at this point last year, and is 2% below the five-year average. This week’s build was a surprise, as the average analyst prediction called for a draw of 5,174 MBBL.

WTI is currently hovering around $74, which marks an approximately 17% increase in price since Ma...

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