NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) -
* Motorists drove 0.4 percent fewer miles on U.S. roads and highways in February versus last year, according to figures released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
* Motorists drove 0.4 percent more miles on U.S. roads and highways in 2018 versus 2017, marking the seventh consecutive year-over-year increases, DOT says.
* Travel for February is estimated to be 225.5 billion vehicle miles, DOT said, down from 226.4 billion miles last year.
*Cumulative travel for 2019 is up 0.8 percent, or 3.6 billion miles, versus last year, DOT says.
* Cumulative travel for 2018 was 3.22 trillion miles, up 0.4 percent, or 12.2 billion miles, DOT said.
* U.S. motor travel is closely watched by traders since the U.S. accounts for roughly 10 percent of global oil demand. (Reporting By Jarrett Renshaw Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)