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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

Jul 18 2018

U.S. crude oil output hits 11 million barrels per day for first time ever

U.S. crude oil production last week hit 11 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time in the nation's history, the Energy Department said on Wednesday, as the ongoing boom in shale production continues to drive output.

Jul 11 2018

U.S. crude stocks slump nearly 13 mln bbls to Feb 2015 low: EIA

U.S. crude oil stocks fell by nearly 13 million barrels last week, the most in nearly two years, dropping overall crude stocks to their lowest point since February 2015, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

Jun 28 2018

Oil stocks drop by nearly 10 million barrels - EIA

U.S. crude stocks fell by nearly 10 million barrels last week, the most in nearly two years, as refiners processed a record amount of crude and exports also hit an all-time high, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

Jun 15 2018

China surprises with threat on U.S. energy exports

Beijing surprised oil markets with threats to levy tariffs on imports of U.S. crude oil, natural gas and other energy products on Friday, just as China has risen to the top of the list of importers of oil from the United States.

Jun 14 2018

U.S. shale firms miss out on $70 oil after hedging at $55

(This version of June 13 story corrects to remove reference to incorrect description of Occidental derivatives strategy.)

Jun 13 2018

U.S. crude, gasoline inventories drop sharply

U.S. crude oil inventories fell more than anticipated last week, while gasoline and distillate stocks surprised with unexpected declines, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

Jun 06 2018

U.S. crude stocks unexpectedly build despite high refining rates: EIA

U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose unexpectedly last week even as refineries hiked output to the highest in five months, while gasoline stocks increased sharply as demand eased, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

May 31 2018

U.S. crude tumbles, widening Brent's premium to 3-year high

NEW YORK U.S. oil fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, despite a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories, while global benchmark Brent was little changed, pushing the spread between the two to its widest in more than three years.

Apr 25 2018

U.S. oil stocks build unexpectedly despite record high exports -EIA

U.S. crude oil and gasoline inventories unexpectedly rose last week even as exports hit record highs, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday in an overall bearish report that raised some concerns about oversupply.

Apr 19 2018

Oil pulls back from gains; OPEC says glut nearly gone

NEW YORK Oil prices on Thursday hit highs not seen since 2014, built on the ongoing drawdowns in global supply and as Saudi Arabia looks to push prices higher, though U.S. crude gave back gains in the afternoon to finish lower.

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