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Christopher Johnson

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

Jul 18 2018

Oil prices fall on rise in U.S. stocks, demand worries

LONDON Oil prices fell on Wednesday after news of a rise in U.S. crude inventories last week, defying analysts' expectations for a big fall, while concerns about weak demand also resurfaced.

Jun 11 2018

Oil near flat as OPEC supply hike appears less certain

NEW YORK Oil prices were little changed on Monday as comments from the Iraqi oil minister cast doubt as to whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would decide to boost output at its upcoming meeting.

Mar 07 2018

Sierra Leone votes for new leader in hope of ending economic crisis

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone voters queued for hours in steamy humidity on Wednesday to elect a new leader they hope will bring an end to years of economic crisis caused by the twin shocks of a commodities slump and an Ebola epidemic.

Oct 20 2017

Oil set for weekly loss as profit-taking outweighs Mideast strife

LONDON Oil prices fell on Friday and were set for a weekly loss as investors sought to book profits, despite tensions in the Middle East that have slashed supplies of crude.

Aug 14 2017

More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

FREETOWN, A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members.

Jun 14 2017

Oil prices fall as OPEC output, U.S. crude stockpiles rise

LONDON Oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data showed a build in U.S. crude stocks and OPEC reported a rise in its production despite a pledge to cut output.

Jan 19 2017

OPEC output cuts under scrutiny as market tightens: IEA

LONDON World oil markets are slowly tightening as demand rises while investors wait to see if production cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers will be implemented as promised, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.

Nov 10 2016

Oil prices rise as markets recover from Trump shock

LONDON Oil prices reversed early losses to push higher on Thursday as markets recovered from their initial shock at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory, although traders said that crude fundamentals remained weak.

Oct 21 2015

OPEC will keep oil output high, traders say

LONDON Saudi Arabia and the other big Middle East oil producers in OPEC will keep pumping hard to build market share despite mounting over-supply that has brought prices to six-year lows, the world's top traders say.

Oct 13 2015

Oil glut to persist as global demand growth slows: IEA

LONDON A global oil supply glut will persist through 2016 as demand growth slows from a five-year high and key OPEC members maintain near-record output, the International Energy Agency said, even as low prices curb supply outside the producer group. | Video


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