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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.

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Aug 20 2018

China defies U.S. pressure as EU parts ways with Iranian oil

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China, seeking to skirt U.S. sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country's crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline while European companies such as France's Total are walking away due to fear of reprisals from Washington.

Aug 20 2018

China sells diesel to South Africa as refiners seek new export markets

BEIJING State-run oil company Sinopec is selling diesel as far afield as South Africa as China's refiners seek homes for their surplus fuel in the latest sign of troubles in the domestic refining business.

Aug 20 2018

Exclusive: China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing amid U.S. sanctions - sources

BEIJING/SINGAPORE Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) for nearly all of their imports to keep supply flowing amid the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the United States.

Aug 15 2018

Chinese oil importers shun U.S. crude despite tariff reversal

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Chinese oil importers are shying away from buying U.S. crude as they fear Beijing's decision to exclude the commodity from its tariff list in a trade dispute between the world's biggest economies may only be temporary.

Aug 15 2018

China's Zhenhua Oil forms LNG investment, trading business unit

BEIJING, Aug 15 China's Zhenhua Oil Corp, a subsidiary of Chinese defence conglomerate Norinco, has set up a new business unit to invest in liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and trade the fuel to help feed the country's thirst for the cleaner-burning fuel.

Aug 14 2018

Exclusive: China's Sinochem to transfer WEPEC refinery stake to PetroChina, seeks trader role -sources

BEIJING Chinese state-run oil and chemicals group Sinochem is in advanced talks to transfer its 33.6 percent stake in a debt-laden refinery to state giant PetroChina, part of Sinochem's plan to shed non-core assets ahead of a $2 billion listing of its energy arm, people briefed on the matter said.

Aug 14 2018

Exclusive: China's Sinochem to transfer WEPEC refinery stake to PetroChina, seeks trader role - sources

BEIJING Chinese state-run oil and chemicals group Sinochem is in advanced talks to transfer its 33.6 percent stake in a debt-laden refinery to state giant PetroChina, part of Sinochem's plan to shed non-core assets ahead of a $2 billion listing of its energy arm, people briefed on the matter said.

Aug 14 2018

EXCLUSIVE-China's Sinochem to transfer WEPEC refinery stake to PetroChina, seeks trader role -sources

BEIJING, Aug 14 Chinese state-run oil and chemicals group Sinochem is in advanced talks to transfer its 33.6 percent stake in a debt-laden refinery to state giant PetroChina, part of Sinochem's plan to shed non-core assets ahead of a $2 billion listing of its energy arm, people briefed on the matter said.

Aug 10 2018

China move to drop crude off tariff list a relief for Sinopec

BEIJING China's decision to remove crude oil from its latest tariff list in an escalating trade war with the United States was a relief to state oil firms prompted by a strong lobbying effort by main importer the Sinopec Group, Beijing-based oil sources said.

Aug 10 2018

China move to drop crude off tariff list a relief for Sinopec

BEIJING China's decision to remove crude oil from its latest tariff list in an escalating trade war with the United States was a relief to state oil firms prompted by a strong lobbying effort by main importer the Sinopec Group, Beijing-based oil sources said.

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