NEW YORK Aug 7 U.S. crude oil futures extended
gains in post-settlement trading on Tuesday after industry group
American Petroleum Institute said domestic crude stocks fell 5.4
million barrels last week, far more than the 300,000 decline
forecast in a Reuters poll.
NYMEX September crude traded up $1.40, or 1.52
percent, at $93.60 a barrel by 4:36 p.m. EDT (2036 GMT). Before
the API released its report, the front-month contract traded at
$93.39, up $1.19, or 1.29 percent.
(Reporting By Gene Ramos; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)