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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 27 2017

South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank looks to buy Canadian oil

SINGAPORE South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank is looking to expand its crude supply sources to include Canada for the first time, a company official said on Wednesday.

Sep 13 2017

China's plastic demand to rise as foreign garbage ban to curb recycled supply

SINGAPORE China's already soaring plastic demand may rise even further as the government plans to ban waste-plastic imports by the end of this year, which will curb domestic plastic recycling.

Aug 23 2017

Reliance to boost profit, naphtha exports by using ethane

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE India's Reliance Industries Ltd expects to increase operating profit and naphtha exports as it switches to cheaper ethane at its petrochemical projects, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Aug 08 2017

LPG once again being stored in tankers off Singapore: sources

SINGAPORE Tankers carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are floating off Singapore for the first time this year as traders wait for opportunities to offload the fuel at more lucrative prices, three industry sources said.

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.

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