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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

Aug 17 2018

Russian oil industry would weather U.S. 'bill from hell'

MOSCOW Stiff new U.S. sanctions against Russia would only have a limited impact on its oil industry because it has drastically reduced its reliance on Western funding and foreign partnerships and is lessening its dependence on imported technology.

Aug 10 2018

IEA says calm in oil markets could be short-lived

MOSCOW Oil markets have entered a brief period of calm but a storm might be looming later this year when new U.S. sanctions are poised to slash supplies of Iranian oil, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

Aug 07 2018

New wave of mega LNG projects is approaching

LONDON (This August 6 story has been refiled to correct LNG Canada volume in table.)

Jul 19 2018

Asia oil buyers snap up cargoes from Europe, Africa after Brent prices fall

SINGAPORE/LONDON Asian crude oil buyers are booking cargoes from Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa after a sharp drop in Brent crude's value against Middle East benchmark grade Dubai made the shipments profitable, industry sources said on Thursday.

Jul 15 2018

U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders - and it's costly

LONDON/NEW YORK The world's biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of U.S. light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging U.S production upends the market.

Jul 06 2018

Trafigura promotes Luckock, Gillon to co-heads of oil

LONDON Trading house Trafigura has promoted its two co-heads of risk, Ben Luckock and Robert Gillon, to become co-heads of oil, trading sources said, in a gradual transition of power from veteran oil chief, Jose Larocca.

Jul 03 2018

Qatar to buy New York's Plaza Hotel for $600 million - source

LONDON, July 3 The tiny but ultra-rich Gulf state of Qatar has agreed to buy one of New York's most iconic buildings, the Plaza Hotel, for around $600 million, adding a development that was once owned by U.S. President Donald Trump to its luxury property portfolio.

Jun 29 2018

Spooked by Trump, Europe's Iranian oil purchases set to plummet

LONDON European refiners are cutting purchases of Iranian oil faster than expected as the U.S. prepares to reimpose sanctions on Iran, threatening a more severe impact than the last round of punitive measures in 2012 even though the EU has not joined in.

Jun 28 2018

Saudi-Russian axis rules oil markets as Trump fights Iran

DUBAI/LONDON Iran may be Russia's ally in the Syrian conflict but when it comes to oil, Tehran's arch-enemy Saudi Arabia takes precedence - if last week's OPEC meeting in Vienna is anything to go by.

Jun 25 2018

Russia-Saudi oil cooperation to bring stability to markets - RDIF's Dmitriev

VIENNA The joint deal by OPEC and other oil-producing allies to raise output demonstrates the strength of the Russia-Saudi energy alliance, which will help stabilize the market for many years to come, the head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Monday.


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