Oil hits 2019-high on strong China crude use, but economic slowdown looms::

* China’s 2018 crude runs hit record 12.12 mln bpd

* Strong demand despite China GDP growth at 28-year low

* OPEC-led supply cuts also support crude prices

* U.S. rig count slows, output rises: https://tmsnrt.rs/2NsKwpc (Adds Brent price forecast, updates prices)

Crude prices rose to their highest so far in 2019 on Monday after data showed refinery processing in China, the world’s second-largest oil consumer, climbed to a record last year despite a slowing economy.



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