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US-China diplomatic ties and the South China Sea territorial dispute

Commodities | Electric Power | Electricity | Energy | Nuclear | Energy Transition | Renewables | Natural Gas | Natural Gas (European) | Oil | Crude Oil | Refined Products

Market Movers Europe, Nov 29-Dec 3: Oil slumps on COVID-19 concerns as travel restrictions announced

Energy | Oil | Crude Oil

Platts Crude Oil Marketwire

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16th Steel Markets Asia Conference

Energy | Oil | Natural Gas | Crude Oil | Refined Products

Crude oil prices retract as omicron variant renews demand concerns

Energy | Oil

Fuel for Thought: OPEC+ to set tone for 2022 with response to US oil release, COVID-19 variant

Listen: US-China diplomatic ties and the South China Sea territorial dispute

On this week's Capitol Crude, George David Banks drops in to talk about the impact US oil production and export policy is having on diplomatic relations with China and the South China Sea territorial dispute.

How can US shale production alter global trade relations? Could a shift in export policy calm longstanding disputes?

Banks, an executive vice president with the American Council for Capital Formation, a former White House adviser, State Department official and CIA economic analyst, ties all these issues together in an interview with Platts senior editors Herman Wang and Brian Scheid.

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