A model of 3D printed oil barrels is seen in front of displayed stock graph going down in this illustration taken, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The forecast for global crude oil demand was raised by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and lowered by OPEC in reports last week, but the apparent differing views actually masked an increasing convergence between the consumer and producer groups. The market take on last week’s separate reports was largely that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cut its 2022 forecast for oil demand growth for a third time since April, while the IEA raised its estimate. read more This is an entirely accurate assessment, but as usual the devil is in the detail, and the two reports show remarkable similarities in the overall picture being presented. OPEC said in its monthly report on Aug. 11 that […]