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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 20 2018

Shell snaps up more than eight million barrels Mideast, Russia oil in Asia: sources

SINGAPORE Royal Dutch Shell has snapped up more than 8 million barrels of Middle East and Russian crude oil loading in June and resold some cargoes at higher premiums as it profits from robust demand in Asia, five trading sources said on Friday.

Apr 11 2018

India, Aramco to partner on $44 billion refinery-petchem project

NEW DELHI Saudi Aramco on Wednesday signed an initial deal with a consortium of Indian refiners to build a $44 billion refinery and petrochemical project on India's west coast, as the kingdom moves to secure buyers for its crude in a market awash with oil.

Apr 11 2018

IEA's Birol says oil supply a concern as demand growing while output falls

NEW DELHI Global oil supply remains a concern amid OPEC and Russian-led output reductions, with production falling from mature oilfields while demand growth remains strong, the International Energy Agency's Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Wednesday.

Apr 11 2018

Kuwait hopes to boost oil sales to India through buying refinery stake: executive

NEW DELHI Middle Eastern oil producer Kuwait hopes to sell an additional 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil to India through the purchase of a stake in an oil refinery in the country, Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) Chief Executive Officer Nabil Bourisli said on Wednesday.

Apr 11 2018

Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Falih concerned about future energy supply situation

NEW DELHI The future supply situation for a number of energy resources is not reassuring, particularly for crude oil, Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Wednesday.

Apr 10 2018

Iranian Oil Minister Zangeneh says current oil price is acceptable

NEW DELHI Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said that current oil prices are acceptable for his country.

Apr 10 2018

Sinopec to cut Saudi crude imports for May in response to high OSPs: official

NEW DELHI China's Sinopec, Asia's largest refiner, plans to cut Saudi crude oil imports loading in May by 40 percent after oil company Saudi Aramco set higher-than-expected prices, an official from trading arm Unipec said.

Apr 06 2018

Saudi's May crude oil price hike for Asia confounds traders

SINGAPORE Asian oil traders are stumped by how Saudi Arabia derived its official selling prices (OSP) for May after the world's top oil exporter unexpectedly raised the price for its flagship Arab Light crude sold to Asian refiners.

Apr 02 2018

Saudi Arabia seen cutting May crude prices to Asia: survey

SINGAPORE Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is expected to cut prices for all crude grades it sells to Asia in May to reflect weaker prices for its Middle East benchmark Dubai crude, trade sources said on Monday.

Mar 26 2018

China's Sinopec inks first deal to buy oil priced off Shanghai crude futures

SINGAPORE Unipec, the trading arm of Asia's largest refiner Sinopec, has inked a deal with a western oil major to buy Middle East crude priced against the newly-launched Shanghai crude futures contract < 0#ISC:>, a senior company official said on Monday.

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