That was also the strongest level since November 2018.
Oil prices rose on Thursday, with Brent crude futures hitting their highest level so far this year, after data showed a large inventory drawdown.
In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said 2019 demand for its crude would average 30.46 million barrels per day, 130,000 bpd less than forecast last month and below what it is now producing.
EIA expects these trends to continue over the next several years.
"U.S. crude oil exports have set annual record highs in each year since 2014", said EIA.
OPEC sources have said an extension of the supply-cutting pact is the likely scenario.
Despite the new curbs, market indicators followed by Opec will prolong concerns about excess supply.
The National Bank of Australia said the outlook for the oil market was mixed because there were downside risks to prices due to concerns about economic growth and strong growth in U.S. supply, while the cutbacks in OPEC declined and the United States imposed sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. It kept its forecast for growth in global oil demand this year unchanged at 1.24 million bpd.
Even so, with the demand for Opec crude forecast at 30.46 million bpd, the report indicates that the market would still face a small 2019 surplus if OPEC kept pumping at February›s rate, as rivals such as the United States boost output.
Two sources told Reuters that the USA also aims to curb Iran's crude exports by about 20% to below 1 million barrels per day (bpd) from May, likely reining in waivers for Tehran's remaining customers. On Sunday, Saudi oil minister Khalid Al-Falih said it would be too early to change OPEC+ output policy at the group's meeting in April.
Brent crude hit a 2019 peak of $68.14 per barrel before falling to $67.93 by 1250 GMT, up $0.38 or 0.56% from Wednesday's close. Brent touched $67.39 a barrel on Monday, its highest since February 25.
"With OPEC's cuts in full-swing. persistent supply issues and a deteriorating picture on Venezuela, oil is looking well supported", said Jasper Lawler, head of research at futures brokerage London Capital Group.