Apr 28 (Reuters) – US crude and gasoline stocks have risen in the past week, while distillates have declined, the government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported on Wednesday.
* Crude inventories increased by 90,000 barrels in the week to April 23 to 493.1 million barrels. Analysts consulted by Reuters expected a rise of 659,000 barrels.
* Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma distribution center were up 722,000 barrels, the EIA added.
* Refining grew by 253,000 barrels per day. The utilization rate increased 0.4 percentage points for the week.
* Gasoline inventories grew by 92,000 barrels to 235.1 million barrels. Analysts consulted by Reuters expected a rise of 508,000 barrels.
* Inventories of distillates, which include heating oil and diesel, fell by 3.3 million barrels to 139.1 million barrels versus an expected drop of 648,000 barrels, the EIA report showed.
* In the last week, net crude imports into the United States increased by 1.2 million barrels per day.
(Reporting by David Gaffen. Edited in Spanish by Janisse Huambachano)