U.S. Crude Production Falls for First Time in Four Weeks: Chart

U.S. Oil Inventories Show an Unexpected Gain

U.S. crude production fell for the first time in four weeks, ending the longest stretch of gains since January. Output fell 55,000 barrels a day to 8.46 million in the week ended July 29, according to the Energy Information Administration. Production is down more than 1 million barrels a day from last year’s peak.