The Trump administration is pushing to greatly expand exports of crude oil and other domestic energy products to China, but tariff threats and disputes could ultimately hinder energy trade flows across the Pacific. Widening price discounts have boosted US oil exports to China China may restrain US oil imports in retaliation to new tariffs Any action expected to be rebalanced by market “From the US side, I don’t see any benefit to letting this trade tension spoil the bilateral energy trade,” said Jane Nakano, a senior fellow with the energy and national security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in an interview with the Platts Capitol Crude podcast. “But for the Chinese side, if they do want to send a signal that they’re not quite happy with the way that trade discussions are going they might try to restrain the volumes that they would have otherwise […]