SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The American Petroleum Institute late Wednesday reported a roughly 600,000-barrel rise in crude supplies for the week ended Nov. 8, according to data from sources. Analysts surveyed by Platts forecast a rise of 1.8 million barrels. Sources also said the API reported gasoline stockpiles dropped 1.7 million barrels while distillate supplies rose by about 600,000 barrels. Analysts expected gasoline and distillate supplies to fall by 1.2 million barrels each. Following the data, December crude was at $93.53 a barrel in electronic trading, down from the $93.88 close on Nymex. The API data, which were delayed by a day due to the Veterans Day holiday, come ahead of the more closely watched Energy Information Administration report due Thursday.