1990 WORLD OIL DEMAND SHOWS FIRST SLIP IN 7 YEARS

World oil consumption in 1990 fell for the first time since 1983, data compiled by British Petroleum Co. plc show. The BP Statistical Review of World Energy pegs world consumption at 64.68 million b/d last year, down 0.2% from 1989. The slip reflects weaker economic growth, mild weather in Europe and the U.S., and a marked decrease in consumption in the U.S.S.R. and eastern Europe, where demand fell by 8.2%.

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