Oil futures settled higher on Wednesday, finding support after the Energy Information Administration reported a 12.5 million-barrel weekly fall in U.S. crude inventories, the biggest year to date. Meanwhile, analysts said remarks from Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, on Tuesday, warning traders about betting on continued declines in oil prices, hinted at the potential for another output cut by major oil producers. The group of producers known as OPEC+ will hold its next meeting in early June. July West Texas Intermediate crude CLN23 rose $1.43, or 2%, to settle at $74.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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