* End-Nov gasoline stocks up 6.97 pct on month -OGP
* Diesel up 1.9 pct on month
* Record refinery runs in November
BEIJING, Dec 21 China's commercial crude
inventories were down 1 percent by the end of November, official
news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in the second monthly draw
after refiners raised throughput to a new high to meet a modest
recovery in fuel demand.
Refined fuel stocks gained 4.1 percent over the month, led
by gasoline, which grew nearly 7 percent, kerosene at 3.4
percent and diesel 1.9 percent, the newsletter China OGP said.
Xinhua does not provide outright inventory volumes, and the
government rarely discloses either commercial or strategic oil
stocks levels, making it difficult to gauge real demand in the
world's second-largest oil importer.
Based on earlier figures from Xinhua, the percentage changes
show gasoline stocks were about 6.92 million tonnes by the end
of November, with diesel around 7.92 million tonnes, equivalent
to roughly 30 days' and 17 days' consumption, respectively.
China's implied oil demand rose at its fastest pace in two
years to hit a record high in November after refiners raised
production to replenish stocks.
Refiners processed a record 10.13 million barrels per day
in November, as they started new refining facilities amid signs
that the world's second-largest economy was picking up.
(Reporting by Chen Aizhu; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)