By Jessica Summers

(Bloomberg) —

WTI jumps after EIA report shows U.S. crude stockpiles fell by most since Sept. 2016, -9.89m bbl last week. Cushing, Okla. inventories declined for a sixth straight week.

 * NOTE: Median forecast for U.S. crude stockpiles -3m bbl last week, according to Bloomberg survey
* API report was said to show nationwide crude supplies -9.23m bbl last week, gasoline supplies +1.15m, Cushing inventories -1.74m, distillates +1.79m
* August WTI +$2.05 to $72.58/bbl at 10:32am ET; traded at $71.80 in minute before report was released

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