Data for the week ending Oct. 28 is expected to show a build of 1.1 million barrels of crude oil stocks, while gasoline stocks are seen falling by 1.5 million barrels, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.
The American Petroleum Institute will release its report on oil stocks later Tuesday, while the report from the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration — the market benchmark — will be out on Wednesday.
In other Nymex trading, heating oil fell 4.85 cents to $3.0098 per gallon and gasoline futures slid 3.04 cents to $2.5753 per gallon. Natural gas lost 6.1 cents to $3.873 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Alex Kennedy in Singapore contributed to this report.
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