U.S. energy ambitions to tap into the growing demand in the Asian market could face a challenge from established Russian programs, analysts said. U.S. President Donald Trump left the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, brokered by his predecessor, during his first week in office. In May, however, the Commerce Department announced advancements with China under a 100-day action plan. Among the agreements steered in part by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was a decision to allow China, which doesn’t have a free-trade agreement with the United States, to receive liquefied natural gas sourced from U.S. basins. Trump this week starts the Beijing leg of an Asian tour that marks his first visit to the region as president. A pro-oil and gas president, the tour offers an opportunity to broker more one-on-one energy trade agreements. “The fact that Trump will arrive in Beijing with a large […]