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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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.
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.
BAGHDAD Three suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State killed at least 60 people in southern Iraq on Thursday, a health official and police sources said, suggesting a shift in the ultra-hardline group's tactics since it lost control of its stronghold in Mosul.
BAGHDAD Royal Dutch Shell is seeking to sell Iraq's Majnoon oilfield and the oil ministry has started preparations to finalize its exit, according to an oil ministry letter and oil officials.
BASRA/BAGHDAD, Iraq Worsening clashes among tribes and a political void is threatening security at oil installations in Iraq's main southern oil producing region, officials and security sources said.
BASRA, Iraq, Iraq's oil exports from fields owned by the central government in Baghdad are at around 3.27 million barrels per day (bpd) so far in June, about the same level as in May, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Thursday.
BASRA, Iraq, Jan 31 Iraq is looking for foreign partners to build and operate a second venture to process gas released as a by-product of oil production in its southern fields, state-run South Gas Company said on Tuesday.
BASRA, Iraq Iraq has started work to double the crude oil loading capacity at one of its two southern offshore oil export terminals to 1.2 million barrels per day, state-run South Oil Company (SOC) said on Thursday.
BASRA, Iraq Iraq expects to more than triple exports of liquefied petroleum gas, and to double exports of gas condensates in 2017 as it collects more of these fuels at its southern oilfields, the head of the state-run South Gas Company said.
BASRA, Iraq Iraq has invited energy companies and investors to bid to build and finance the first phase of a pipeline that will eventually connect the southern city of Basra with Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba.