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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 22 2017

Oil rises to month-high with output cut extension expected

NEW YORK Oil prices rose on Monday as growing confidence that top exporters would agree to extend supply curbs this week and speculation that the cuts could be deepened further pushed prices to their highest levels in more than a month.

May 16 2017

Oil flat, watching for U.S. inventory data, OPEC news

NEW YORK Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday as the market awaited weekly U.S. inventory figures and as Kuwait and other OPEC members joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia in support of prolonging supply cuts through March 2018 to reduce a global crude glut.

May 12 2017

Exclusive: Cheniere in talks to boost LNG shipments to China

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it has had extensive negotiations with China about increasing U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, as a new trade deal paves the way for a second wave of LNG investment in the world's fastest growing gas supplier.

May 10 2017

Williams Cos CEO says asset sales done for now after year of dealmaking

NEW YORK Williams Companies Inc does not expect further acquisitions or asset sales in the near term after divesting its olefins plant in Louisiana to focus on its natural gas business, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

May 09 2017

Tunnel collapses at Washington nuclear waste plant; no radiation released

A tunnel partly collapsed on Tuesday at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, but there was no indication workers or the public were exposed to radiation, federal officials said.

May 09 2017

Oil falls as concern grows over battle of OPEC vs U.S. shale

NEW YORK Oil prices fell on Tuesday, rattled by concern over slowing demand, a rising U.S. dollar and increasing U.S. crude output that has shaken investors' faith in the ability of OPEC to rebalance the market.

May 05 2017

Oil rebounds on Saudi assurances Russia will extend supply cuts

NEW YORK Oil prices closed 1.5 percent higher on Friday, rebounding from five-month lows, following positive U.S. jobs data and assurances by Saudi Arabia that Russia is ready to join OPEC in extending supply cuts to reduce a persistent glut.

May 02 2017

Brent crude closes at 2017 low, erases gains since OPEC's cuts

NEW YORK Brent crude oil on Tuesday closed at its lowest level this year, erasing all of the gains since OPEC started to cut production, after breaking through a key technical support level.

Apr 18 2017

ANALYSE-Trumps Rettungsplan für US-Kohle lässt Energiekonzerne kalt

Washington Als Donald Trump Ende März mit einem Erlass die Abkehr von der Klimaschutzpolitik seines Vorgängers Barack Obama einleitete, löste der neue US-Präsident damit ein Wahlversprechen ein: eine Rückbesinnung auf fossile Brennstoffe und ein Ende des "Kriegs gegen die Kohle" mit dem Ziel, mehr Jobs für Bergleute zu schaffen.

Apr 13 2017

New U.S. pipelines to drive natural gas boom as exports surge

U.S. energy firms are scrambling to finish a slew of pipelines that will unleash rich reserves of shale gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio as the nation prepares to become one of the world’s top natural gas exporters.

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