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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

Jul 12 2017

Commodities trader Clearsource adds LPG, naphtha in Singapore

SINGAPORE Petroleum and metals trader Clearsource is expanding its Asian operations through its Singapore office to include naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), its chief executive said.

Jun 02 2017

Asia gasoline outshines jet fuel, diesel as supply shrinks

SINGAPORE Asian gasoline profit margins have recently surged to overtake diesel and jet fuel margins as upcoming refinery maintenance in Indonesia and Vietnam will cut supply in the region.

May 17 2017

Unipec, Vitol set to supply Bangladesh with fuel in H2 2017

DHAKA/SINGAPORE, May 17 Bangladesh Petroleum Corp has received offers from 11 companies for fuel supplies in the second half of the year, with Unipec and Vitol looking set to win the tender with the lowest offers on middle distillates and fuel oil, a BPC official said.

May 16 2017

Puma Energy Asia Sun aims to distribute petroleum in Myanmar

SINGAPORE/YANGON, May 16 Puma Energy Asia Sun, a joint venture between Puma Energy and local firm Asia Sun Energy, is looking to move beyond storage services in Myanmar to include oil products distribution in the country, said a top executive.

May 12 2017

China, India plans for electric cars threaten to cut gasoline demand

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Demand for gasoline in Asia may peak much earlier than expected as millions of people in China and India buy electric vehicles over the next decade, threatening wrenching change for the oil industry, oil and auto company executives warned.

Apr 26 2017

Trafigura buys more naphtha; snaps up Reliance cargo

SINGAPORE European trader Trafigura has bought 55,000 tonnes of naphtha from India's Reliance Industries for end-May loading from Sikka, adding to its unusually high purchases of the fuel from the Singapore cash market, traders said on Wednesday.

Apr 10 2017

Asia naphtha demand fades as petchem firms snap up LPG

SINGAPORE Asian petrochemical makers are ramping up purchases of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to use as an alternative feedstock to naphtha, looking to snap up cheap cargoes as heating demand for LPG fades in the wake of winter.

Apr 05 2017

ExxonMobil says in talks to buy Singapore's Jurong Aromatics

SINGAPORE ExxonMobil said on Wednesday it is in talks to buy a refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore that could boost its fuel and chemical production in Asia.

Feb 28 2017

Reliance buys naphtha to feed growing domestic demand

SINGAPORE India's Reliance Industries has bought between 60,000 and 90,000 tonnes of heavy full-range naphtha for March arrival to plug a supply gap due to its growing petrochemical capacity, industry sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Feb 17 2017

Full start of Reliance petchem will halt heavy exports

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE India's Reliance Industries, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, will halt heavy naphtha exports in 2017/18 after the full-scale start-up of its 2.2 million tonnes per year (tpy) paraxylene plant, four people with knowledge of the matter said.

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