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Aaron Sheldrick

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 01 2017

Coking coal price talks stall as steelmakers, miners spar on contract terms

SYDNEY/TOKYO Talks between Australian miners and Japanese steelmakers over coking coal supplies have stalled as the Japanese companies are pushing to move to more flexible arrangements from the current quarterly fixed-price terms.

May 11 2017

Japan's Tepco to seek partners for nuclear business

TOKYO Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Thursday it will seek partners for its nuclear business as part of a recovery plan after the Fukushima disaster of six years ago brought the utility to its knees and put it under state control.

Apr 28 2017

Norway races Australia to fulfill Japan's hydrogen society dream

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos, Sonali Paul and Aaron Sheldrick

Apr 21 2017

Japan steelmakers scramble for coking coal to make up Debbie losses

TOKYO Japanese steelmakers have bought coking coal from the United States, Canada and China to replace supply lost after a cyclone closed rail links in Australia, their biggest supplier, industry and trader sources said.

Apr 18 2017

Japan nominates Fuketa to take over at atomic regulator

TOKYO The Japanese government on Tuesday said it has nominated Toyoshi Fuketa, a commissioner of the country's nuclear watchdog, to take the top post at the regulator, in the first change of leadership since it was revamped after the Fukushima disaster.

Apr 06 2017

Nigeria LNG starts talking to buyers on new contracts

CHIBA, Japan, April 6 Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has begun talks with potential buyers on new contracts for gas supplies from its first three production units at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, a senior official from the African company told Reuters.

Apr 05 2017

LNG producers turn to trading, risk taking to maintain market share

CHIBA, Japan Producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have shot themselves in the foot with oversupply, and face calls for flexibility and greater competition from other fuels that may force them to take more risks and start trading just like other commodity dealers.

Apr 04 2017

LNG supply gap may form as investment drop stymies projects

CHIBA, Japan The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will face a supply shortfall in about five years because low prices have discouraged investment in new production, major producers said on Tuesday at a gas conference in Chiba, near Tokyo.

Apr 04 2017

Ichthys to start shipping condensate by end-2017, LNG early 2018 -Total CEO

CHIBA, Japan, April 4 Inpex Corp's $37 billion Ichthys Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) project will start shipping ultra-light crude known as condensate by end-2017 and LNG shipments next year, one of the partners in the development told Reuters on Tuesday.

Mar 31 2017

Big in Japan? Hope at home for Toshiba's nuclear arm after U.S. debacle

TOKYO The bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric Co may be a blow to Toshiba Corp's international nuclear ambitions, but the Japanese conglomerate still has a profitable business at home.

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