Updated from 2:57 p.m. EDTCrude fell Wednesday as traders turned their attention from Hurricane Wilma to the government's weekly report on fuel inventories. Light, sweet crude for November delivery finished down 79 cents to $62.41 a barrel, after falling more than a dollar during the day. Unleaded gasoline was down about 5.9 cents to $1.68 a gallon. Heating oil lost 2.8 cents to $1.91. Natural gas finished up 12.8 cents to $13.55 per million British thermal units. According to the Energy Department, crude inventories rose last week by 5.55 million barrels, about twice the expected gain. Gasoline inventories defied predictions for a decline and rose by 2.9 million barrels. Distillate stocks fell by 1.9 million barrels, in line with estimates. Gasoline production rose to more than 8.5 million barrels a day, while distillate production rose to an average of 3.4 million barrels a day. "In terms of inventory, it's certainly bearish," said Mike Armbruster, energy analyst at Altavest Worldwide Trading. "We expected a bit of a draw. I think it's a little bit of a surprise that we have the buildup in unleaded gasoline since all the refineries in the gulf are not back on line yet." The figures reversed an early rise in energy prices. Traders had been anxious over the progress of Hurricane Wilma, which reached Category 5 status at a time when Gulf Coast refineries are trying to get back on line after the twin blasts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For now, the storm looks unlikely to reprise their act. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Wilma, described as the most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded , is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 175 mph but should weaken before hitting Florida by the end of the week. At last report, the storm center was about 325 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. As far as hurricane damage to the gulf, the U.S. Minerals Management Service said Wednesday's shut-in oil production was 973,084 barrels of oil per day, the equivalent to 64.9% of the gulf's daily oil production. The shut-in gas production was 5.242 billion cubic feet per day, the equivalent of 52.42% of the gulf's daily gas production.