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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 20 2017

Oil steady after drop in fuel stocks stokes demand hopes

LONDON Oil prices were steady on Thursday, holding gains made the previous session after falling U.S. crude and oil product inventories lifted the market.

Jul 13 2017

Tide turns for sulphur-rich oil in a sea of light crude

LONDON The world is awash with oil, but in pockets of the market lower-quality, sulphur-rich crude is limited and buyers are competing for cargoes.

Jun 29 2017

U.S. thirst for European gasoline stalls, casting shadow on demand

LONDON Europe's steady exports of gasoline to the United States have slowed substantially this year as tanks filled in the world's largest consumer nation and once-meteoric demand growth slowed.

Jun 29 2017

U.S. thirst for European gasoline stalls, casting shadow on demand

LONDON, June 29 Europe's steady exports of gasoline to the United States have slowed substantially this year as tanks filled in the world's largest consumer nation and once-meteoric demand growth slowed.

Jun 21 2017

Looming Chinese refinery cuts to hit oil demand

BEIJING/SINGAPORE/LONDON Some of China's top oil refineries are having to take the highly unusual step of cutting operations during what is typically the peak demand summer season when hot weather drives up power usage and families take to the road during school holidays.

Jun 14 2017

Secret rebates send European plastics benchmark above true cost

LONDON An unregulated benchmark used to set the price of plastics in Europe has veered above the true cost in recent years, because of secret rebates chemical companies give each other that disguise the price of the main precursor, four sources familiar with the industry say.

Jun 09 2017

Oil comeback for cut-exempt producers threatens to swamp OPEC

LONDON OPEC's battle against an oil glut is under threat as unsold crude from members Nigeria and Libya, which are exempt from a global production-cutting deal, is swamping the Atlantic Basin.

Jun 05 2017

Margins of one of world's most polluting fuels soar after OPEC cuts

LONDON OPEC's efforts to shore up oil prices has made one of the world's most polluting fuels a top performer for European oil refineries, as members of the producer group cut output of sulfur-filled crude grades that yield the most fuel oil.

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.

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