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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

Oct 12 2017

Indonesia's drive to reduce oil imports a boon for producers: GSS Energy

SINGAPORE The appeal of Indonesia's oil and gas sector is improving for some independent producers as the resource-rich nation scrambles to reduce its dependence on imports and fill a gap left by the exit of some producers, the head of GSS Energy told Reuters.

Sep 27 2017

India needs to double refining capacity by 2040 to meet fuel demand growth

SINGAPORE India needs to double its refining capacity by 2040 to meet rising fuel demand as an expanding middle class buys more passenger vehicles and its economy grows, a top refinery official said on Wednesday.

Jul 18 2017

Vietnam's Nghi Son refinery to import its first Kuwaiti crude cargo

SINGAPORE, July 18 Vietnam's Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC (NSRP), the owner of the country's second oil refinery, has chartered a supertanker to carry crude from Kuwait in a sign that the behind-schedule project may soon begin startup operations.

Jun 06 2017

Port bans choke Qatar's commodity trade as gas supply worries grow

SINGAPORE/LONDON A campaign by leading Arab powers to isolate Qatar is disrupting trade in commodities from crude oil to metals and food, and deepening fears of a possible jolt to the global gas market, where the tiny Gulf state is a major player.

Jun 06 2017

Qatari commodity export costs to rise as UAE port ban disrupts trading

SINGAPORE The costs of Qatari energy and commodity exports are likely to rise as the United Arab Emirates' ban on Qatari vessels cuts the ships off from the region's main refueling port, forcing ships to sail further for fuel or pay higher prices.

May 03 2017

Iraq's fuel oil exports soar despite OPEC supply cut

DUBAI Iraqi fuel oil exports have soared since January despite a reduction in the country's crude production in line with OPEC supply cuts, industry sources said, in what could be a way to boost output of refined products and maintain oil revenues.

Apr 20 2017

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely extension of oil output cut

ABU DHABI Leading Gulf oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Kuwait gave a clear signal on Thursday that OPEC plans to extend into the second half of the year a deal with non-member producers to curb supplies of crude.

Mar 22 2017

INTERVIEW-ACWA Power expects Saudi Electricity to sell first asset by year-end

DUBAI, March 22 Riyadh-based ACWA Power said it expects the first of four power generation companies owned by Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) will be offered to the market by the year-end, as the kingdom presses ahead with its overhaul of the state sector.

Feb 13 2017

Singapore marine fuel sales at record high in January

Sales volumes of marine fuels in Singapore surged to a record 4.46 million tonnes in January, the highest in any month since records began, easing concerns that mass flow meters (MFM) could negatively impact bunkering activity, official data showed.

Jan 11 2017

Singapore bunker volumes expected to set record high in 2016

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) expects 2016 sales of bunker fuel for ships to rise to a record for a second consecutive year, with early estimates showing volumes increased 7.7 percent to 48.6 million tonnes, it said on Wednesday.

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