Energy Information Administration reported on Wednesday that U.S. crude oil inventories dropped by 9.6 millions barrels in the week ending June 23. S&P Global Commodity Insights polled analysts who expected a decline of 4.8 million barrels. EIA’s report showed that gasoline inventories rose by 600,000 barrels and distillates increased by 100,000 barrels. Analysts predicted weekly declines of 1,000,000 barrels in gasoline and 900,000.000 barrels in distillates. The EIA reported that crude stocks at Cushing, Okla.’s Nymex delivery center increased by 1.2 millions barrels this week.