Crude advances to $94.00 a barrel on Greece vote, oil supply (Córdoba) - Crude oil advanced for second day in New York amid growing confidence that the Greek parliament would approve a 5-year austerity plan in Athens needed to avoid defaulting on its debt.

Oil prices were also supported by an API report that showed a larger-than-expected fall in crude stocks and an unexpected drop gasoline inventories on Tuesday. The Energy Department will release its Weekly Petroleum Status Report at 14:30GMT on Wednesday.

Oil for August delivery rose as much as $1.41 or 1.5% to $94.29 a barrel, although it has retreated toward the $94.00 region where it is 1.2% higher since opening. Crude prices gained 2.3% on Tuesday.

Brent for August delivery advanced near 1.7% on Wednesday and it trades near $110.30 a barrel.