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.
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RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON Schlumberger NV Chief Financial Officer Simon Ayat plans to retire this year and a company insider has emerged as top candidate to replace him at the world's largest oil services firm, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Vale SA on Monday reported second-quarter iron ore and pellet production that was a record for an April-to-June period, using a vast rail network to get around the effects of a trucker strike that rattled the country's economy in May.
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 6 Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has confirmed that it began searching in May for an oil services company to partner with it in an onshore production-sharing deal.
RIO DE JANEIRO/DUBAI Anglo American has suspended a contract to supply Bahrain Steel with iron ore, the Gulf-based company said, in the latest headache for the miner's troubled Brazilian project after spills from a pipeline that carries the commodity to port.
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Warburg Pincus- and EIG Global Energy-backed firms have placed bids for shallow water mature oilfields being sold by Brazil's state-controlled producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA , five sources said, as the private equity firms seek to carve out a presence in Latin America's top oil producer.
RIO DE JANEIRO Miner Anglo American Plc clinched hundreds of permits this month to explore for copper in a remote part of northern Brazil, Brazilian authorities said, as the growing electric vehicle market and a scarcity of shovel-ready mining projects fuels demand for the metal.
(This version of the June 8 story corrects fourth paragraph to show La Rosa previously served as commercial manager in Venezuela, not country manager)
RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON, June 8 U.S. oil producer Chevron Corp permanently assigned its Brazil country chief to run its Venezuelan operations, three sources said this week, after the months-long detention of two executives escalated tensions between the OPEC-member nation and foreign oil firms.
RIO DE JANEIRO Norway's Equinor ASA led oil majors grabbing pre-salt blocks in Brazil on Thursday, snapping up stakes in some of the world's most alluring offshore geology despite fresh concerns about political meddling in the country's energy sector.
RIO DE JANEIRO Executives from oil majors were set to gather in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday to compete for stakes in Brazil's pre-salt oil play, home to some of the world's most alluring offshore geology, as rising oil prices boost appetite for expensive offshore projects.