Global oil consumption will rise by 1.8 million b/d in both 2018 and 2019, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. And although the forecast was revised higher from EIA’s previous STEO, which pegged a 1.7 million-b/d rise for both 2018 and 2019, a slowdown in global trade could affect oil demand and presents downside risks to worldwide oil consumption, EIA said.

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