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U.S. crude in SPR falls to lowest since May 1985

HOUSTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. crude inventory in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) fell by 4.6 million barrels in the week to July 29, according to data from the Department of Energy.

Stockpiles in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) fell to 469.9 million barrels, according to the data, the lowest since May 1985. The 4.6 draw million draw was the smallest draw since the end of April.

All the barrels released into the market in the week were sour crude oil. (Reporting by Arathy Somasekhar in Houston and Timothy Gardner in Washington D.C.)

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