U.S. crude-oil stocks are expected to decrease in data due Wednesday from the Department of Energy, according to a survey of analysts by The Wall Street Journal. Estimates from 10 analysts surveyed showed that U.S. oil inventories are projected to have decreased by 1 million barrels, on average, in the week ended Dec. 25. Seven analysts expect stockpiles to fall and three expect them to rise. Forecasts range from a fall of 5.1 million barrels to a rise of 3.8 million barrels. The closely watched survey from the Energy Information Administration is due at 10:30 a.m. EST Wednesday. Gasoline stockpiles are expected to rise by 800,000 barrels, according to analysts. Two analysts expect a decline, seven expect a rise and one expects no change. Estimates range from a fall of 1.5 million barrels to a rise of 2.4 million barrels. Stocks of distillates, which include heating oil and diesel, […]