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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