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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

Mar 14 2018

Oil companies temper Iraq's dreams of production expansion

LONDON Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer of crude, is hitting a roadblock in the next phase of expanding its oil production capacity as the appetite of international energy firms for investing in the country's low-return environment slackens.

Mar 05 2018

Libya's NOC resumes pumping at El Sharara oilfield: sources

LONDON/BENGHAZI, Libya Pumping at Libya's El Sharara oilfield resumed on Monday, an oil engineer and Libyan oil source said, a day after output had been halted after a landowner closed a valve on a pipeline crossing his land.

Mar 02 2018

Oil major Total expands in Libya, buys Marathon's Waha stake for $450 million

LONDON/TUNIS French energy company Total substantially raised its presence in Libya with the purchase of a 16.33 percent stake in Libya's Waha concessions from U.S. Marathon Oil for $450 million on Friday.

Feb 23 2018

Amid rapidly shifting distillate trade, BB Energy goes global

(This February 22 story has been refiled with new headline, no change to text)

Feb 19 2018

Oil hits two-week high on share market recovery, Mideast tensions

LONDON Oil prices hit their highest level in nearly two weeks on Monday, lifted by a global equity market recovery and tensions in the Middle East, although concerns of rising U.S. production tempered gains.

Feb 07 2018

Nigeria's thirst for gasoline draws rare Suezmax cargo to West Africa

LONDON, Feb 7 Nigeria's push to keep its citizens stocked with fuel is drawing close to a million tonnes a month of gasoline from Europe - including now on a rare Suezmax vessel booked by Vitol.

Feb 01 2018

Essar UK to buy more U.S. crude for Stanlow refinery: CEO

ANTWERP, Belgium Essar UK, one of Britain's biggest oil refiners, will buy more U.S. crude this year after testing it last year, showing how rising output from the United States is squeezing out traditional European suppliers from the North Sea and Africa.

Jan 30 2018

Libyan oil output hindered by budget cuts, NOC head says

LONDON, Jan 30 OPEC member Libya's ability to rebuild its oil output will be hindered by ongoing constraints on National Oil Corporation's (NOC) budget, the state-owned group's head said.

Jan 18 2018

Libya sets 2018 oil contracts, Glencore keeps Sarir/Messla grades

LONDON, Jan 18 Glencore is keeping the marketing rights for the Sarir and Messla crude grades for a third year even though BP and Shell are returning to lift Libyan oil in a sign the country's industry is perceived as becoming more reliable, sources said.

Jan 10 2018

Troubled Noble Group says goodbye to global oil trading

LONDON Noble Group is closing down its London oil desk and winding down its Asia oil operations, sources familiar with the matter said, as heavy losses and high debt force what was once Asia's biggest commodities trader to restructure.


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