Crude Drops in New York on Speculation of Higher Stockpiles

Oil fell in New York for the first time in three days before a report that may show U.S. crude inventories increased last week.

Futures slid as much as 1 percent after surging 3.6 percent yesterday. Crude stockpiles probably rose 2 million barrels to 375 million last week, according to a Bloomberg News survey before an Energy Department report today.

Crude for December delivery fell 46 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $88.25 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:29 a.m. London time.

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