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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.

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Oct 19 2017

Sinochem taps banks for Hong Kong IPO of oil assets: sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's Sinochem Group has tapped three banks, including Morgan Stanley , to work on the possible Hong Kong listing of its key oil assets, as it seeks to raise capital and revive the company, said four people with knowledge of the matter.

Oct 19 2017

China's bold gas plan may threaten winter power supplies

BEIJING China has ordered state oil companies to speed up the construction of pipelines to move natural gas to homes and factories, underscoring worries that the country's insufficient infrastructure could cause power outages during the peak winter demand period.

Oct 17 2017

China's CEFC eyes big league with Rosneft oil offtake deal

BEIJING/MOSCOW As part of its recent $9.1 billion investment in Russian oil giant Rosneft, little-known CEFC China Energy will have access to up to 260,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Russian oil - giving it the sort of market clout to potentially challenge dominant Western oil traders like Vitol.

Oct 12 2017

China's CEFC set to raise $5.1 billion from VTB for Rosneft deal: sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG CEFC China Energy is set to raise $5.1 billion in short-term loans from VTB , Russia's second-biggest lender, to part finance its $9.1 billion purchase of a stake in Rosneft Oil , three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Oct 12 2017

China's CEFC set to raise $5.1 bln from VTB for Rosneft deal-sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG, Oct 12 CEFC China Energy is set to raise $5.1 billion in short-term loans from VTB , Russia's second-biggest lender, to part finance its $9.1 billion purchase of a stake in Rosneft Oil, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Oct 07 2017

Gas trucks boom in China as government curbs diesel in war on smog

YUTIAN, China On a recent morning in Yutian, a dusty town bisected by the highway that connects Beijing to the sea, Su Meiquan strolled into a dealership packed with hulking trucks and prepared to drive off with a brand new rig.

Sep 27 2017

Chevron may miss mid-October target to close sale of Bangladesh gas fields: sources

DHAKA/BEIJING Chevron Corp may miss its mid-October target for closing the agreed $2-billion sale of its natural gas assets in Bangladesh to a Chinese consortium, as Dhaka weighs the prospect of a counterbid, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Sep 26 2017

China plans to create national natgas pipeline company: sources

BEIJING China's state economic planner has revived a plan to create a national natural gas pipeline company that will give gas producers better access to infrastructure and to increase the use of the fuel in the world's third-largest gas consumer.

Sep 21 2017

Russia set to pipe more oil to China, stepping up race with Saudis

BEIJING/MOSCOW Chinese oil refineries are gearing up to receive more Russian oil transported through an expanded Siberian pipeline network from January, likely cementing Russia's position as China's largest oil supplier in a close race with Saudi Arabia.

Sep 13 2017

China's war on smog chokes Shandong industries, smokes out fuel kiosks

DONGYING, China China's crackdown on pollution is choking output of chemicals, fuels and other materials in Shandong province as plants curb or cut operations amid random environmental checks.

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