November crude oil prices reversed from their worst overnight levels, supported by a rally in global equity markets and gains in the Euro currency. The German Parliament approved changes in the Eurozone bailout fund earlier this morning, and some traders viewed that as a positive step toward resolving the European debt crisis. November crude oil managed to recoup some of the disappointment from yesterday's larger than expected EIA inventory build. EIA crude stocks rose 1.915 million barrels. They remained 16.897 million barrels below year ago levels but 12.842 million above the five year average. Crude oil imports for the week stood at 9.702 million barrels per day compared to 8.351 million barrels the previous week. The refinery operating rate slipped 0.5% to 87.8%, compared to 85.8% last year and the five year average of 84.01%. There were reports earlier this morning indicating that a key Singapore refinery had experienced another fire that has reduced capacity around 350,000 barrels per day.