Oil prices slipped on Wednesday, under pressure from a rise in U.S. crude and gasoline inventories although crude remained near three-year highs. Brent futures eased 24 cents to $69.72 a barrel at 0930 GMT, after climbing above $70 this month for first time since 2014. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were unchanged at $64.47 a barrel. The American Petroleum Institute said on Tuesday crude inventories rose by 4.8 million barrels in the latest week, compared with expectations for a decline of 1.6 million barrels. Gasoline inventories also rose. [API/S] Official U.S. government inventory data is due out later on Wednesday and will be watched to see if the numbers confirm a rise. “The market has rallied by 50 percent and a lot of investors have been involved for a long time,” Saxo Bank senior manager Ole Hansen said. “At what level would we start to attract […]