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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 25 2017

U.S. oilfield service firms lag shale recovery; old deals hold

HOUSTON U.S. oil services companies have been doing a lot more work as recovering oil prices have lifted the shale industry from a two-year slump, but producers have been pocketing much of the new cash generated by rising output and squeezing service providers to keep costs down.

May 18 2017

Flotilla of U.S. crude heads to Asia as OPEC weighs extending cuts

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Oil tankers carrying around 10 million barrels of U.S. crude are en route to Asia, according to shipping data and trade sources, as U.S. producers take advantage of favorable prices to ship to the region while OPEC ponders further supply cuts next week.

May 17 2017

Flotilla of U.S. crude heads to Asia as OPEC weighs extending cuts

HOUSTON/NEW YORK, May 17 Oil tankers carrying roughly 2.5 million barrels of U.S. crude are currently en route to Asia, trade sources said on Wednesday, as U.S. producers take advantage of favorable prices to ship to Asia while OPEC ponders further supply cuts next week.

May 10 2017

U.S. reviewing permits for Atlantic coast drilling surveys

HOUSTON The U.S. Department of Interior on Wednesday said it would begin reviewing permit applications from six companies seeking to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, marking a sharp reversal from the previous administration’s stance on oil and gas exploration activities off the U.S. East Coast.   

May 10 2017

U.S. reviewing permits for Atlantic coast drilling surveys

HOUSTON, May 10 The U.S. Department of Interior on Wednesday said it would begin reviewing permit applications from six companies seeking to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, marking a sharp reversal from the previous administration’s stance on oil and gas exploration activities off the U.S. East Coast.

May 04 2017

Slumping oilfield services sector bets on new offshore technology

HOUSTON The oil industry's top equipment and services suppliers this week are hawking vastly cheaper ways of designing and equipping subsea wells, aiming to slash the cost of offshore projects to compete with the faster-moving shale industry.

May 03 2017

Tallgrass Energy identifies 42 projects to fuel growth

HOUSTON Tallgrass Energy Partners on Wednesday said it had identified 42 potential acquisitions or new projects totaling more than $6.1 billion in investment that could fuel the midstream operator's growth.

May 03 2017

Weak safety standards led to Exxon refinery blast - U.S. agency

HOUSTON The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has concluded that a 2015 explosion at a Torrance, California, refinery then owned by Exxon Mobil Corp could have been prevented, the agency concluded in a report issued on Wednesday.

May 03 2017

Weak safety standards led to Exxon refinery blast: U.S. agency

HOUSTON The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has concluded that a 2015 explosion at a Torrance, California, refinery then owned by Exxon Mobil Corp could have been prevented, the agency concluded in a report issued on Wednesday.

May 01 2017

U.S. Interior chief signs order for new offshore oil-exploration plan

HOUSTON U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday signed an order directing the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to issue a new five-year plan for development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

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