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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

May 07 2018

Conoco aims to seize PDVSA oil inventories in Curacao: sources

HOUSTON ConocoPhillips is trying to seize PDVSA's [PDVSA.UL] oil assets at the 335,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Isla refinery in Curacao, which would expand its control over the Venezuelan state-run company's barrels for export, according to sources close to the matter.

May 07 2018

New attachment order by Conoco expected in Curacao in coming days -sources

HOUSTON, May 7 ConocoPhillips is expected to renew an effort to temporarily take control of Venezuela's PDVSA oil inventories at the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery in Curacao in the coming days, according to sources close to the state-run firm's operations in the Caribbean.

Mar 30 2018

Prominent Houston pastor indicted on charges of defrauding investors

HOUSTON A prominent Houston megachurch pastor who counseled presidents and top executives was charged on Friday with selling investors more than $1 million in worthless Chinese bonds and using proceeds for his own benefit, federal authorities said.

Mar 30 2018

Prominent Houston pastor indicted on charges of defrauding parishioners

HOUSTON, March 30 A prominent Houston pastor who counseled presidents and top executives was charged on Friday with selling investors more than $1 million in worthless Chinese bonds and using proceeds for his own benefit, federal authorities said.

Jan 15 2018

Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

(Paragraph 6 of this JAN. 12 story has been corrected after HSBC said the Andurand Commodities Fund gained 2.2 pct in 2017, instead of losing 4.47 pct)

Dec 29 2017

Weatherford scraps joint venture, sells a business to Schlumberger

HOUSTON U.S. oilfield services company Weatherford International Plc on Friday sold a U.S. oil-well business to rival Schlumberger NV for $430 million, abandoning a planned joint venture.

Dec 20 2017

Exxon Mobil to ease restrictions on shareholder talks with directors

HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday its board had ended a prohibition on outside directors meeting with shareholders, halting a long-standing policy that rankled big investors and led some to vote against key directors.

Dec 12 2017

Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

BOSTON/HOUSTON Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business.

Dec 11 2017

Exxon to provide details on climate-change impact to its business

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would publish new details about how climate change could affect its business in a move aimed at appeasing critics and forestalling another proxy fight next year.

Dec 11 2017

SandRidge offers Icahn some deal records, rebuts claims

SandRidge Energy Inc on Monday pushed back against activist investors Carl Icahn and Fir Tree Partners' attack on the oil and gas producer's proposed $746 million acquisition of rival Bonanza Creek Energy Inc.

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