Crude-oil futures dropped in Asian trading hours Wednesday in anticipation of a further increase in U.S. oil stockpiles even as markets kept a close eye on the Ukraine crisis. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in June traded at $100.48 a barrel at 0510 GMT, down $0.80 in the Globex electronic session. June Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange fell $0.26 to $108.72 a barrel. Late Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group, said its data showed U.S. crude-oil stocks rose by three million barrels in the week ended April 25. The closely watched oil data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration is due later Wednesday. Analysts surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect an increase in oil stockpiles of 2.2 million barrels. Although the weekly increase from both measures should be below the 6.7 million barrel jump in weekly inventories […]