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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 22 2017

Will OPEC look to Nigeria for output cuts as its output recovers?

LONDON Nigeria's last remaining shuttered oil terminal is resuming exports just days before the West African nation heads into OPEC talks - potentially awkward timing for a country that was exempt from the first round of output cuts.

May 17 2017

Europe's refiners must stay nimble to avoid margin squeeze

LONDON Europe's oil refiners will have to carefully manage production, possibly even turning to diesel, to sustain margins as high oil product inventories and uncertain gasoline demand growth threaten a model that has been lucrative over the past three years.

May 16 2017

Glencore, Carlyle team up to rescue bankrupt Moroccan refinery

DUBAI/LONDON Swiss trading giant Glencore and U.S. private equity investor Carlyle Group have teamed up in an attempt to buy Morocco's only oil refinery, hoping to recoup about $600 million in loans they issued to the plant before it went bankrupt, industry sources said.

May 16 2017

Exclusive: Glencore, Carlyle team up to rescue bankrupt Moroccan refinery

DUBAI/LONDON Swiss trading giant Glencore and U.S. private equity investor Carlyle Group have teamed up in an attempt to buy Morocco's only oil refinery, hoping to recoup about $600 million in loans they issued to the plant before it went bankrupt, industry sources said.

May 12 2017

US oil firm Cobalt files for arbitration against Angola for $2 bln

LONDON U.S. oil firm Cobalt said it had filed requests for arbitration seeking more than $2 billion from Angola's state-run Sonangol after the two failed to reach an agreement on licence deadline extensions on two deepwater blocks, company filings showed this week.

Apr 20 2017

Murky oil inventory picture leaves market grappling for clarity

SINGAPORE/LONDON The jury is still out over whether an OPEC-led production cut aimed at tightening oil markets is working, or if the producer club has simply enabled higher prices without making much of a dent in the global fuel supply overhang.

Apr 11 2017

Shell says it knew some payments for Nigeria oilfield would go to Malabu

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell was aware that some of the payments it made to Nigeria for rights to an oilfield under a 2011 deal would go to a company associated with former Nigerian oil minister and convicted money launderer Dan Etete, it said in a statement to Reuters.

Apr 11 2017

OPEC's war on oil overhang starts to bear fruit

LONDON OPEC appears to be slowly winning the battle against a global overhang of crude and oil products as inventories in onshore and floating storage decline.

Apr 11 2017

Shell says it knew some payments for Nigeria oilfield would go to Malabu

LONDON, April 11 Royal Dutch Shell has said it knew that some of the payments it made to Nigeria for the rights to an oilfield would go to Malabu Oil and Gas, a company associated with a former Nigerian oil minister and convicted money launderer.

Apr 06 2017

Traders clear Europe's tanks by shipping more gasoline to U.S.

LONDON Traders are shipping more gasoline from Europe to the U.S. East Coast ahead of the summer driving season as a steady reduction in inventories there props up prices.

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