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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 26 2017

UAE buys first U.S. oil cargo to replace Qatar condensate: sources

SINGAPORE The United Arab Emirates will import the country's first oil cargo from the United States, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the OPEC producer sought substitutes to replace Qatari condensate supplies after a diplomatic row.

Jul 19 2017

China drafts new rules easing state oil majors' grip on storage

BEIJING/SINGAPORE Beijing on Wednesday issued a draft of new regulations for China's growing oil and fuel storage industry, helping loosen the state-owned oil majors' grip on the sector as the nation pushes to reform its vast energy markets.

Jul 14 2017

Cheaper options knock Gulf's share of Indian June oil imports to 19-month low

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE India's reliance on Middle East oil imports shrunk in June to the smallest since October 2015 as the world's third-biggest importer tapped other sources amid OPEC supply cuts, ship tracking data from industry sources and data available on Thomson Reuters Eikon showed.

Jul 12 2017

Asian refiners tweak their Qatar oil loadings to side-step Gulf spat

SINGAPORE/SEOUL Asia's oil refiners are adjusting their shipping arrangements for loading Qatari crude to side-step the diplomatic spat between Doha and other Middle East nations, including top Gulf oil producers Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Jul 12 2017

Commodities trader Clearsource adds LPG, naphtha in Singapore

SINGAPORE Petroleum and metals trader Clearsource is expanding its Asian operations through its Singapore office to include naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), its chief executive said.

Jul 11 2017

Saudi Aramco to meet Asia demand for August crude in full: sources

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI Saudi Aramco will meet the full August crude oil requirements of its customers in India and southeast Asia as well as four of its North Asian buyers, several sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Jul 11 2017

China sets sights on oil benchmark after years of delays

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China has opened more than 6,000 trading accounts for its long-awaited crude futures contract - with three-quarters coming from individual traders - as it pushes ahead with plans to compete with global pricing benchmarks.

Jul 10 2017

India buys first ever U.S. crude oil, to step up purchases

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE India, the world's third-largest oil importer, will import crude oil from the United States for the first time after Indian Oil Corp bought a cargo that will be delivered in October.

Jul 05 2017

Saudi Arabia tightens its grip on Japan, its biggest Asian oil market

SINGAPORE/TOKYO Saudi Arabia has boosted its market share in Japan, the world's top oil exporter's biggest Asian market, by selling more light crude to the country as a way to offset revenue lost implementing OPEC's production cuts.

Jul 05 2017

Saudi Arabia tightens its grip on Japan, its biggest Asian oil market

SINGAPORE/TOKYO Saudi Arabia has boosted its market share in Japan, the world's top oil exporter's biggest Asian market, by selling more light crude to the country as a way to offset revenue lost implementing OPEC's production cuts.

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