Time to Pay Attention to What Oil Dudes Call ‘Other’: Chart

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported another overall expansion in oil stockpiles in the week to Aug. 5. The culprit: Crude oil? Gasoline? Diesel? Not this time: all the big growth was in the category called ‘other’. While total oil and product inventories grew by 2.5 million barrels, those in the ‘other’ grouping -- stuff like vacuum gasoil, natural gas liquids and blending components -- expanded by 3.6 million barrels to a record.

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