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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

Apr 16 2018

Icahn nominates five to replace entire SandRidge board

HOUSTON Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday nominated a five-person slate of his employees and business associates to replace the SandRidge Energy Inc board of directors, escalating his fight for control of the U.S. shale oil producer.

Apr 10 2018

Devon Energy will lay off 9 percent of staff to boost returns

HOUSTON Devon Energy Corp said on Tuesday it would lay off 300 workers, roughly 9 percent of staff, part of a plan to streamline operations and boost the shale oil producer's sagging returns and stock price.

Apr 05 2018

Kimmeridge Energy ups Carrizo stake, urges asset sales

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy Management Co said on Thursday it had boosted its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc by more than 65 percent and wants the U.S. shale producer to sell assets or combine with a rival to boost its share price.

Apr 05 2018

Private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy boosts Carrizo stake, urges asset sales

HOUSTON, April 5 Private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy Management Co said on Thursday it had boosted its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc by more than 65 percent and wants the U.S. shale producer to sell assets or merge with a rival to boost its sagging share price.

Apr 03 2018

Pension fund leader presses Exxon for more climate details

BOSTON/HOUSTON A top U.S. pension fund manager said Tuesday it was pressing Exxon Mobil Corp for more details about its response to climate change, signaling that a key critic who elicited a report from the oil major last year remains unsatisfied with its answers ahead of the annual meeting this spring.

Mar 30 2018

As shale wells grow longer, buyouts attract hemmed in oil producers

HOUSTON A recent drought in oil company mergers and acquisitions could be coming to an end over a new Texas range war: U.S. shale producers are building miles-long horizontal wells that are running into their rivals' land holdings.

Mar 26 2018

Chevron's Venezuela oilfields operating normally: executive

NEW ORLEANS Chevron Corp's Venezuela oilfields continue to operate normally, a senior executive at the U.S. company said on Monday, even as concerns mount about the OPEC member's production due to a host of challenges.

Mar 26 2018

Concho Resources says well efficiencies continue to improve

NEW ORLEANS U.S. shale oil producer Concho Resources Inc said on Monday the cost and time needed to drill a well will keep falling, despite concerns that improvements from technology and other factors had reached a limit.

Mar 26 2018

Antero Resources eyes ways to cut sand costs for fracking

NEW ORLEANS U.S. natural gas producer Antero Resources Corp said on Monday it is eyeing options to mine its own sand for fracking to offset recent price increases.

Mar 25 2018

Shale firms pump up dividends as industry focus on returns grows

HOUSTON Nearly a third of the 25 top U.S. shale oil producers have paid or pledged to pay dividends this year, according to Reuters review of financial filings, the largest number since the shale boom took off a decade ago.


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