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Ahead of the Bell: Crude supplies expected to rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The Energy Department is expected to report on Wednesday that the nation's crude oil inventories increased by 1.5 million barrels for the week that ended Sept. 21, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.

Analysts estimate that gasoline supplies were unchanged, distillate stocks — which include diesel and heating fuel — rose by 1 million barrels and refinery utilization was unchanged at 88.9 percent of capacity.

The Energy Information Administration releases its weekly report at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

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