Gasoline stocks fell 1.4 million barrels, while distillate stockpiles drew down by 3.6 million barrels, the EIA data showed.
"Product draws are helping to offset some of the bearish brunt of a double-digit build - both gasoline and distillate show a jump in implied demand," said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData.
OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, is considering a cut of up to 1.4 million barrels per day (bpd) next year to avoid the kind of build in global inventories that prompted the oil price to crash between 2014 and 2016.
"Oil prices shrug the (EIA) data off so far," Commerzbank commodities analyst Carsten Fritsch said. "One explanation could be that a substantial production cut by OPEC becomes more likely."
Earlier in the day, two-high ranking Russian sources told Reuters that Russia wants to stay out of any oil-production cuts being touted by some of its partners in the OPEC-led supply pact.
"(A cut) helps, but based on my balances, I think we'll need to see 1.5 million bpd at least for the first half of the year. Words aren't going to work. The market is going to need to see action as well," said ING commodities strategist Warren Patterson.