Here is a look back at some of Rigzone’s most viewed downstream-related articles from the past week. Based on a review of pageviews, Rigzone’s downstream readership showed strong interest during the past week in articles about U.S. crude exports, oil price predictions and political contributions. Keep reading for details. Since the United States lifted its longstanding ban on crude oil exports five years ago, oil markets, geopolitics and entire economies have experienced dramatic shifts, according to this article from Bloomberg. Given COVID-19’s impact on the oil market, the news service questions whether the past five years will stand as a veritable golden age for U.S. shale oil exporters. The author points out that how much U.S. shale oil will recapture the export market remains to be seen, but she observes that crude exports have been beneficial for oil markets and have added to the United States’ diplomatic arsenal. The […]