U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose unexpectedly last week as imports soared, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell more than expected, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. A pumpjack brings oil to the surface in the Monterey Shale, California, U.S. April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Crude inventories USOILC=ECI rose by 1.6 million barrels in the week to March 23, compared with analysts’ expectations for a decrease of 287,000 barrels. Stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for U.S. crude futures USOICC=ECI rose by 1.8 million barrels, EIA said. Net U.S. crude imports USOICI=ECI rose last week by 1.1 million barrels per day. “It was a big import week, and they were up over a million barrels a day. So that’s where you get your build from,” said Bob Yawger, director of energy futures at Mizuho. Crude production also rose 26,000 bpd in the week, […]