Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there is a “massive opportunity” for U.S. energy exports to China, after the trade partners reached a truce. China has emerged as one of the biggest buyers of U.S. oil since the American government lifted an export ban on the raw material in 2015. The Trump administration has also facilitated increased shipments of U.S. natural gas to China. Energy will play a major role in a breakthrough in trade talks between the Trump administration and its Chinese counterparts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday. U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators agreed this weekend to put on hold tariffs that they have threatened against one another, after China agreed to purchase more American goods . The concession could move the needle on one of President Donald Trump ‘s major goals: reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China. To be sure, some economists have flagged […]