Top US energy and agriculture officials will return to China next week for the latest round of trade talks that could signal whether crude and LNG flows will pick up between the two countries this year or remain mired in the dispute. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The talks come just two weeks before the next potential round of tariff escalation. US crude exports to China disappeared in August, with none reported through November, according to the latest US Energy Information Administration data. The flows were a casualty of the trade war even though China did not impose a new tariff on crude. Before exports dried up, the US sent an average of 377,600 b/d to China in the first seven months of 2018, according to EIA data. The all-time highest monthly average was 510,000 b/d in June. US LNG […]