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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 03 2018

China's Unipec suspends U.S. oil imports as trade spat intensifies

SINGAPORE/BEIJING China's Unipec, the trading arm of state oil major Sinopec, has suspended crude oil imports from the United States due to a growing trade spat between Washington and Beijing, three sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. | Video

Aug 02 2018

Trafigura's top China crude oil marketer Geng Tao leaves firm

BEIJING/SINGAPORE Trafigura's [TRAFGF.UL] senior crude oil executive in China, Geng Tao, said on Thursday he has left the Swiss commodities trading house, the latest sign that business in the world's largest crude importer is getting more challenging.

Aug 02 2018

South Korea's U.S. oil imports to hit all-time high in Sept, Oct: sources, data

SEOUL/SINGAPORE South Korean imports of U.S. crude oil are set to hit all-time highs in September and October as refiners snap up supplies to replace Middle East grades, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Jul 27 2018

Petrobras targets larger China market share with new crude oil

SINGAPORE/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's state-controlled energy company Petrobras plans to push more crude oil to top importer China by marketing a new medium-sweet grade that could be shipped from October, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Jul 23 2018

Taiwan's Formosa buys first U.S. crude to replace Mideast oil: official

SINGAPORE Taiwanese oil refiner Formosa Petrochemical Corp has bought a U.S. crude oil cargo for the first time to replace Middle East crude, the company spokesman said on Monday.

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 05 2018

Ghost ships no more: Explorers resume oil, gas search as prices perk up

SINGAPORE A growing fleet of ships is scanning oceans in search of new oil and gas fields as energy companies, now with more cash thanks to stronger crude prices, gradually resume spending on seismic services after a four-year downturn.

Jul 04 2018

Saudi plans first change in Asia crude oil price formula in decades, to use DME Oman

SINGAPORE Saudi Aramco plans to change the formula used to price its long-term crude oil sales to Asia starting from October, marking the first change in benchmarks for its official selling prices (OSP) since the mid-1980s, the company said on Wednesday.

Jul 04 2018

U.S. sour crude sellers cut prices after China tariff, OPEC output increase: sources

SINGAPORE Sellers of U.S. sour crude oil have cut their offers for Asian buyers on concern that demand may fall as China threatens to impose tariffs on oil from the United States and Middle East supply may rise after major producers agreed to increase output, multiple trade sources said on Wednesday.

Jul 02 2018

South Korea's Iran oil imports may fall to 3-year low in Sept, hopes for U.S. sanctions waiver - sources

SINGAPORE/SEOUL South Korea's oil imports from Iran could fall to the lowest in three years in September as buyers hold back booking cargoes, hoping for a U.S. waiver from sanctions on Iran, several sources with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

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