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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

Sep 19 2017

Caribbean oil terminals make preparations ahead of Hurricane Maria

HOUSTON Several Caribbean oil storage terminals that temporarily closed ahead of Hurricane Irma earlier this month have started making preparations in case they have to shut again due to Hurricane Maria, which was a rare Category 5 storm on Tuesday.

Sep 18 2017

Oil cargoes shift away Venezuela as hurricanes extend disruptions

Shippers are sending oil cargoes originally bound for Venezuela to other spots in Latin America and the Caribbean, in advance of coming hurricanes that threaten to further disrupt oil flows in the region, according to traders and Reuters data.

Sep 14 2017

Exclusive: Venezuela state oil firm's credit woes spread to U.S. unit Citgo

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Washington's recent sanctions against Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA have started to ensnare its U.S. unit, Citgo Petroleum, making it harder for the refiner to obtain the credit it needs to purchase crude, according to six traders and banking sources.

Sep 14 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Venezuela state oil firm's credit woes spread to U.S. unit Citgo

HOUSTON/NEW YORK, Sept 14 Washington's recent sanctions against Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA have started to ensnare its U.S. unit, Citgo Petroleum, making it harder for the refiner to obtain the credit it needs to purchase crude, according to six traders and banking sources.

Sep 07 2017

Hurricane Irma worsens Latin America's fuel supply crunch

HOUSTON Monster Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin America which is struggling to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month.

Sep 07 2017

Hurricane Irma worsens Latin America's fuel supply crunch

HOUSTON Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin American countries that have struggled to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month.

Sep 04 2017

Funding battle looms as Texas sees Harvey damage at up to $180 billion

HOUSTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday challenged Congress to raise the government's debt limit in order to free up relief spending for Hurricane Harvey, a disaster that the governor of Texas said had caused up to $180 billion in damage.

Sep 02 2017

Latin America ramps up tenders to buy prompt cargoes of gasoline, distillates

HOUSTON Oil companies in Latin America are scrambling for gasoline and distillates cargoes for prompt delivery as damage from Hurricane Harvey hampers shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast, according to offers seen by Reuters.

Sep 01 2017

Search goes on for Harvey survivors, Trump requests aid

ORANGE, Texas/HOUSTON Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey's deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief. | Video

Sep 01 2017

Exclusive: Latin America looks to Venezuelan fuel cargoes as Harvey swamps U.S.

HOUSTON After Hurricane Harvey roared into Texas, flooding oil refineries and crippling ports along U.S. Gulf Coast, Latin American countries scouring the globe for other sources of fuel are zeroing in on a flotilla waiting to unload off the coast of Venezuela.

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