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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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Jun 21 2018

Coal in the crossfire: Chinese traders wary of being burnt by trade war

BEIJING At least three U.S. coal shipments on their way to China may end up casualties of the escalating trade dispute after Beijing said it would impose steep tariffs that may kick in before the ships reach their destinations.

Jun 21 2018

China to reduce U.S. oil imports post-September amid trade spat: sources

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Chinese oil buyers will keep taking crude from the United States through September, but plan to reduce future purchases to avoid a likely import tariff amid a trade spat between the world's two largest economies, multiple industry sources said.

Jun 21 2018

Stepping on the gas: China's home-built fracking boom

CHONGQING, China On a flattened mountaintop a two-and-half-hour drive south of Chongqing in southwest China, a fleet of towering, red fracking trucks pumps chemicals and sand into a 1,500-metre horizontal well deep under the ground.

Jun 15 2018

Venezuela oil exports to China slump, may hit lowest in nearly 8 years: sources, data

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China's imports of Venezuelan crude oil could sink to their lowest in nearly eight years in July as the OPEC producer struggles with shrinking output and mounting logistics issues, according to people familiar with the matter and shipping data.

Jun 15 2018

Venezuela oil exports to China slump, may hit lowest in nearly 8 years - sources, data

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China's imports of Venezuelan crude oil could sink to their lowest in nearly eight years in July as the OPEC producer struggles with shrinking output and mounting logistics issues, according to people familiar with the matter and shipping data.

Jun 15 2018

Sour brew: New tax rules take steam out of China's teapot refiners

BEIJING China's independent oil refiners are suffering a drastic change of fortune as new tax rules, shrinking diesel demand and higher crude prices threaten their nearly three-year profit bonanza.

Jun 01 2018

Where's the data? Angst for commods traders as China trade figures held in limbo

BEIJING Commodities traders have been waiting more than a week for China to release overdue monthly import-export data, frustrating many market watchers and fuelling speculation about reasons for the delay.

May 31 2018

Exclusive: Late to teapot party, ExxonMobil breaks with tradition in wooing China's oil market

DONGYING, China ExxonMobil Corp's global oil marketing team stormed into China this week hoping to elbow aside rivals and gain access to the nation's "teapot" refining market, executives told Reuters.

May 29 2018

China's teapot refineries ordered to cut runs as port readies for summit

DONGYING, China At least five independent refineries in Shandong, China's northern province, have been ordered to cut operating rates as Beijing aims for blue skies for a regional summit in port city Qingdao next month, sources at the companies said.

May 23 2018

China's independent refiners embrace old friend fuel oil as taxes, rising crude, bite margins

BEIJING China's independent oil refiners are once again using fuel oil to feed their plants as stricter tax enforcement and rising crude oil prices have squeezed their margins.

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