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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

Jun 28 2017

Platts proposes removing restrictions on Qatar crude from July

SINGAPORE Oil price agency S&P Global Platts is proposing to remove from next month restrictions it had placed on Qatari crude in its pricing assessment after Saudi Arabia and some other Arab states cut ties with Doha, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Jun 16 2017

India's 2017 diesel imports may rise to highest since at least 2011

SINGAPORE India's diesel imports this year may rise to the highest since at least 2011 as refiners shut down to upgrade their units to meet new fuel standards and as warmer temperatures spur demand, said five industry sources.

Jun 13 2017

China issues third set of fuel export quotas under processing scheme - traders

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China has issued 9.06 million tonnes of refined fuel export quotas under so-called processing trade terms in its third batch of quotas, two trading sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Jun 12 2017

China's Unipec to ship jet fuel from Asia to Europe in rare move - sources

SINGAPORE China's Unipec, the trading arm of state oil major Sinopec , is planning to ship jet fuel from Asia to Europe for the first time in several years, three industry sources told Reuters.

Jun 12 2017

Crude oil, fuel shipping costs from Qatar set to rise on port ban

SINGAPORE The costs to ship fuel and crude oil from Qatar are expected to rise after the United Arab Emirates banned vessels that previously called at Qatar from docking at UAE ports, multiple sources from the oil and shipping sectors said on Monday.

Jun 06 2017

Platts restricts Qatari-loading crude in pricing process

SINGAPORE/LONDON Oil pricing agency S&P Global Platts said it will not automatically include Qatari-loading crude in its Middle East benchmark after Saudi Arabia and some other Arab states cut ties with Doha, a move that disrupted traditional shipping routes.

Jun 05 2017

Platts may include Jurong Aromatics Corp in pricing process

SINGAPORE Oil pricing agency S&P Global Platts on Monday said it is considering including Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC) in its pricing process for gasoil and jet fuel in Singapore.

Jun 01 2017

Platts approves Indonesia's Karimun terminal in Singapore pricing

SINGAPORE Oil price agency S&P Global Platts has approved Indonesia's Oiltanking Karimun Terminal in its Singapore pricing process for gasoil, jet fuel and gasoline cargoes, the company said in a note to subscribers on Thursday.

Jun 01 2017

Saudi Aramco trading arm hiring staff for Singapore push: sources

SINGAPORE The trading arm of oil giant Saudi Aramco is looking to step up hiring for its Singapore office as it pushes into the regional energy hub, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

May 30 2017

India's record diesel demand to continue in 2017, growth to slow

SINGAPORE India's diesel demand is expected to rise to record levels again this year as a slew of infrastructure projects boosts use of the transport and industrial fuel, although a government-induced cash shortage will hold growth to its slowest in three years.

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