Oil futures rose Wednesday, with assist tied partly to information from an business group exhibiting a big fall in U.S. crude inventories. West Texas Intermediate crude for August supply
rose 51 cents, or 0.7%, to $73.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Change. August Brent crude
was up 55 cents, or 0.7%, at $75.36 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe. September Brent
probably the most actively traded contract, was up 58 cents, or 0.8%, at $74.66 a barrel.
The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude provides fell by 7.2 million barrels for t...