U.S. crude futures briefly hit a 2019 high on Friday but retreated along with benchmark Brent oil as worries about the global economy and robust U.S. production put a brake on prices. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were down 12 cents at $58.49 per barrel at 12:08 p.m. EDT (1608 GMT), having hit their highest so far this year at $58.95. Brent crude futures were at $66.85 per barrel, down 38 cents from their last settlement, and below their 2019 peak of $68.14 reached on Thursday. U.S. crude was on track to end the week 3.2 percent higher, and Brent was up 1.7 percent. “The market is taking a pause as it tries to digest mixed reports that […]