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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

May 13 2018

Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

May 13 2018

Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

May 13 2018

Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

May 09 2018

OPEC to discuss possible shortfall in crude supplies: Iraqi oil minister

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Wednesday that OPEC will discuss a possible shortfall in global crude oil supplies following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

May 09 2018

OPEC to discuss possible shortfall in crude supplies - Iraqi oil minister

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Wednesday that OPEC will discuss a possible shortfall in global crude oil supplies following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

May 07 2018

Iraq, BP sign Kirkuk oilfield development contract, official says

BASRA, Iraq Iraq's state-run North Oil Company signed an agreement with BP on Monday to triple output from the Kirkuk fields in the north of the country, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said.

Apr 25 2018

Kuwait Energy starts producing natural gas from field in southern Iraq

BASRA, Iraq Kuwait Energy PLC started producing natural gas from Siba on Wednesday, the first gas field to be brought on stream in the south of Iraq, an Iraqi oil executive told Reuters.

Apr 19 2018

Exxon faces setback in Iraq as oil and water mix

LONDON/BASRA, Iraq Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the country.

Jan 10 2018

Shell sells stake in Iraq oilfield to Japan's Itochu: oil official

BASRA, Iraq Iraq has approved the sale by Royal Dutch Shell of the company's 20 percent stake in Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield to Japan’s Itochu Corp, a senior Iraqi oil official said on Wednesday.

Nov 29 2017

Iraq aims to up Rumaila oilfield output to 1.5 mln bpd in 2018

BASRA, Iraq Iraq is planning to increase production from the giant Rumaila oilfield to about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2018, the head of Rumaila operations said.

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