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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

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.

Sep 14 2017

Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 60 in southern Iraq

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.

Sep 12 2017

Exclusive: Shell to withdraw from Iraq's Majnoon oilfield - Iraqi oil officials

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.

Sep 11 2017

Tribal clashes, political void threaten oil installations in Iraq's south

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.

Jun 22 2017

Iraq's oil exports in June near May level, oil minister says

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.

Jan 31 2017

Iraq seeks foreign partner for second gas plant

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.

Jan 26 2017

Iraq to double oil export capacity at terminal to 1.2 million bpd: official

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.

Jan 23 2017

Iraq plans to triple gas liquids exports from southern oilfields

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.

Dec 11 2016

Iraq invites bids to build first phase of oil export pipeline to Jordan

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.


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