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Top Wilbur Ross aide played a role in trade deal while on the board of shipping firm tied to Russia

Nov 6, 2017
The agreement with China will increase U.S. exports of liquid natural gas. Navigator Holdings, which could gain from increased drilling, has a business partnership with a Russian-owned firm and is partially owned by Ross via an offshore investment fund. For deal-maker Wendy Teramoto — Ross' chief of staff and Navigator board member at the time — it raises a conflict of interest.
Navigator Ceres, a liquefied petroleum gas ship owned by Navigator Holdings Ltd., in Brevik, Norway, in March 2016.
Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen