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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 17 2018

As sanctions start to bite, Iran crude exports set to wilt

LONDON Iran's oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of new U.S. sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere in the world.

Jun 29 2018

Struggle to control Libyan oil ports adds to global supply worries

TUNIS/LONDON Libyan oil production could face protracted disruption as factions in the east seek to seize control of crude exports, adding pressure to a tight global market.

Jun 26 2018

Libya's Hariga, Zueitina oil ports seen running normally despite power tussle

BENGHAZI, Libya/LONDON Libya's oil ports of Hariga and Zueitina appeared to be working normally on Tuesday, sources said, after eastern-based forces said they had handed control terminals in the east to a parallel National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Benghazi.

Jun 23 2018

Saudi pledges 'measurable' oil supply boost as OPEC, Russia agree deal

VIENNA OPEC agreed with Russia and other oil-producing allies on Saturday to raise output from July, with Saudi Arabia pledging a "measurable" supply boost but giving no specific numbers.

Jun 21 2018

OPEC strives for deal to raise oil output as Iran resists

VIENNA OPEC scrambled on Thursday to agree on raising oil output, with Saudi Arabia warning of shortages but Iran holding out against a deal amid the prospect of lower exports due to U.S. sanctions on Tehran. | Video

Jun 20 2018

Libya oil output down to 600,000-700,000 bpd, exports may be diverted: source

VIENNA Libya's oil output has been slashed to between 600,000 and 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) from more than one million following clashes at its Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil terminals, a Libyan oil source said on Wednesday.

Jun 19 2018

Libya port attack cut output by 400,000 barrels per day: NOC head

VIENNA Libya has lost some 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil production in recent days because of militant attacks at the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider ports, the head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Tuesday.

Jun 14 2018

Attack shuts major Libyan oil ports, slashing production

BENGHAZI, Libya/LONDON The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday after armed brigades opposed to the powerful eastern commander Khalifa Haftar stormed them, causing a production loss of 240,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Jun 12 2018

OPEC will squeeze oil buffer to historic lows with an output hike

LONDON The oil industry will face the biggest squeeze on its spare production capacity in more than three decades if OPEC and its allies agree next week to hike crude output, leaving the world more at risk of a price spike from any supply disruption.

Jun 05 2018

India's Nayara sees no problem in replacing Iranian oil, if required

LONDON Indian private refiner Nayara Energy, a key buyer of Iranian oil, is prepared to replace Iranian oil if required under U.S. sanctions and hopes to settle dues owed to Tehran for past purchases ahead of a November deadline, its chief executive said.

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