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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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Mar 07 2018

China's February oil imports fall as tax rules curb buying by independents

BEIJING China's February crude oil imports fell sharply from January's record as independent refineries curbed buying amid worries about new tax rules, while natural gas imports held at high levels to heat homes during a bitter winter.

Feb 28 2018

Exclusive: Amid liquidity concerns, China's HNA Group aviation fuel bill hits $476 million - sources

BEIJING China's HNA Group has amassed an estimated 3 billion yuan ($476 million) bill with a state-run aviation fuel company, two oil industry sources said, underscoring how a deepening cash crunch is plaguing core operations at the conglomerate.

Feb 04 2018

China's soaring natural gas output unable to meet demand set loose in pollution fight

BEIJING China's natural gas production is rising at the fastest pace in four years but that will not be enough to meet the demand for the fuel that has been unleashed through a government program to raise gas usage in order to clean the country's polluted air.

Jan 22 2018

China rushes to replenish gas supplies ahead of icy blast, holiday

BEIJING China is pulling in ships from all over to avoid a natural gas supply squeeze ahead of another cold snap and as the world's most populous nation prepares for Spring Festival celebrations.

Jan 19 2018

China says sunken Iranian tanker may now be leaking heavy oil

BEIJING A sunken Iranian oil tanker may be leaking heavy bunker fuel as well as light oil off the east coast of China and the best remedy was to recover the vessel, officials said on Friday. | Video

Jan 18 2018

China gas output at four-year high in push to plug winter supply gap

BEIJING China's natural gas output rose in December to the highest monthly rate since at least 2014 as state energy firms rushed to fill a supply gap sparked by surging winter demand from a drive to switch millions of households to gas from coal for heating.

Jan 17 2018

China's fuel blenders, independent refiners to feel the squeeze from new tax rules

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Jan 17 China's fuel blending companies and independent refineries will bear the brunt of new tax rules that will close loopholes that allegedly allowed them to sell fuel without paying consumption taxes.

Jan 11 2018

Sinopec moves closer to winning Chevron's South Africa assets

BEIJING/LONDON China's Sinopec Corp inched closer on Thursday to victory over Glencore in their battle for Chevron's South Africa and Botswana assets, saying the South African government favoured its bid.

Jan 11 2018

Sinopec says South Africa gives it conditional approval for Chevron assets

BEIJING, Jan 11 South Africa will stick with China's Sinopec Corp as the preferred contender to buy Chevron's assets in South Africa and Botswana after it made a fresh commitment to future investments in the country, the Chinese oil major said on Thursday.

Jan 05 2018

Cold comfort: China's Wuhan eases gas rationing as snow hits

BEIJING The industrial city of Wuhan eased restrictions on gas use on Friday for residents facing freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls, as increased supplies offered some respite to China's winter gas shortage.


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