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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

Aug 21 2017

Iraq plans major change to oil pricing for Asia

SINGAPORE/DUBAI Iraq has informed its customers that it plans to switch its price benchmark for Basra crude in Asia to DME Oman futures from January, dropping the average of Platts' Oman-Dubai quotes, in a major shift in the way it prices its oil.

Aug 17 2017

UAE's Topaz Energy eyes expansion, better growth in 2018

DUBAI Topaz Energy and Marine expects to expand in Kazakhstan and the Middle East as the Dubai-based oil services company projects better growth for the industry next year with oil prices stabilising around $50 a barrel, its chief executive said.

Aug 16 2017

Iraq's August oil exports dip, still some way off OPEC compliance

DUBAI/LONDON Oil exports from Iraq's southern terminals have fallen so far this month, suggesting the country is trying to step up compliance with OPEC output cuts, but it has a long way to go to match its peers in the producer group.

Aug 16 2017

Iraq sets up oil shipping, trading joint venture

DUBAI OPEC member Iraq has formed a joint venture with a shipping company owned by Arab states to transfer, store and trade crude and oil products, according to official documents and industry sources.

Aug 11 2017

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks - sources

DUBAI/RIYADH/LONDON Saudi Arabia favours New York for the main foreign listing of state oil giant Aramco, even though some financial and legal advisers have recommended London as a less problematic and risky option, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

Aug 08 2017

OPEC expects laggards to comply more fully with oil cut pact

DUBAI/LONDON OPEC expects greater adherence to its pact with non-OPEC producers to cut oil output after two days of meetings in Abu Dhabi aimed at boosting compliance with the accord.

Aug 08 2017

Saudi Arabia cuts crude oil allocations in September by more than its OPEC pledge

DUBAI/SINGAPORE Saudi Arabia will cut crude oil allocations to its customers worldwide in September by at least 520,000 barrels per day, an industry source said on Tuesday, as the top oil exporter makes good on its pledge to help rein in a global supply glut.

Aug 08 2017

OPEC holds second day of compliance talks, to issue statement -sources

DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 8 OPEC and non-OPEC officials were holding a second day of meetings in Abu Dhabi to discuss ways to boost compliance with their oil output-cutting pact, sources familiar with the talks said.

Aug 03 2017

OPEC supply-cut compliance runs up against ire over country targets

DUBAI/LONDON OPEC has delivered record-high adherence to its oil output-cutting pact so far in 2017, but with laggards Iraq and the UAE yet to show how they can meet their prescribed targets, sources say a refocusing on exports may be the key to further progress.

Aug 03 2017

OPEC supply-cut compliance runs up against ire over country targets

DUBAI/LONDON OPEC has delivered record-high adherence to its oil output-cutting pact so far in 2017, but with laggards Iraq and the UAE yet to show how they can meet their prescribed targets, sources say a refocusing on exports may be the key to further progress.

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