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U.S. crude stocks rise in latest week -API

March 10 (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil inventories rose in the most recent week, while gasoline and distillate stocks dropped, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed on Tuesday.

Crude inventories rose by 6.4 million barrels in the week to March 6 to 453 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations for a build of 2.3 million barrels.

Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub rose by 364,000 barrels, API said.

Refinery crude runs fell by 94,000 barrels per day, API data showed.

Gasoline stocks fell by 3.1 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.5 million-barrel drop.

Distillate fuel inventories, which include diesel and heating oil, fell by 4.7 million barrels, compared with expectations for a 1.9 million-barrel draw, the data showed.

U.S. crude imports fell last week by 55,000 barrels per day, the data showed. (Reporting By New York Energy Desk)