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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

May 12 2017

China, India plans for electric cars threaten to cut gasoline demand

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Demand for gasoline in Asia may peak much earlier than expected as millions of people in China and India buy electric vehicles over the next decade, threatening wrenching change for the oil industry, oil and auto company executives warned.

May 11 2017

Exxon Mobil buys Singapore petrochemical plant, boosts output in Asia

SINGAPORE Exxon Mobil Corp said on Thursday it has reached an agreement to buy a refining and petrochemical plant owned by Jurong Aromatics (JAC) in Singapore that will boost its output and meet demand in Asia.

May 08 2017

Saudi says likely to extend oil cuts to end-2017 or longer

KUALA LUMPUR Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Monday that oil producers would "do whatever it takes" to rebalance the market and that he expected a global deal on cutting crude output to be extended to the end of 2017 or possibly longer.

May 08 2017

IOC in early talks with Aramco for downstream project

KUALA LUMPUR India's top refiner said it is in initial talks with Saudi Aramco on downstream investments, including a mega project on its west coast, that could help the OPEC member lock-in customers amid an oil supply glut.

May 05 2017

Malaysia's clogged oil shipping lanes underscore failure to reduce glut

SINGAPORE/DUBAI Oil industry leaders meeting in Malaysia next week to discuss extending production cuts won't have to look far for evidence the market remains awash in supply.

May 02 2017

Iraq's SOMO, Russia's Litasco set up oil trade firm in Dubai - sources

DUBAI, May 2 Iraq's state-oil marketer SOMO and Russia's Litasco have set up a joint trading company in Dubai to market crude, trading sources said, joining other Middle East producers that buy and sell oil to boost their incomes.

Apr 30 2017

Saudi Arabia may cut June light crude prices to nine-month low

DUBAI Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is expected to cut the price of its flagship Arab Light by 40-50 cents a barrel in June to the lowest in nine months, a survey of Asian refiners showed.

Apr 27 2017

OPEC output cuts whet Asia's appetite for North Sea oil

LONDON/SINGAPORE OPEC production cuts have created record Asian demand for European oil and made China the second biggest consumer of North Sea crude as flows from its usual Middle East suppliers dip.

Apr 27 2017

Fast-rising U.S. shale oil output puts OPEC cut at risk: Rystad

SINGAPORE Shale oil output in the United States is rising much faster than expected and gaining market share globally, increasing the risk of a "volume war" with OPEC and weaker oil prices, the founder of oil and gas consultancy Rystad Energy said.

Apr 26 2017

Maiden Bakken oil cargo to Asia ships out, with more to come

NEW YORK The first ever reported export of North Dakota's crude oil to Asia left port last month, according to a shipping document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in what is expected to be the first of numerous cargoes once the key Dakota Access pipeline starts moving oil in May.

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