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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 09 2018

U.S. directional oil and gas drilling firm SDI seeking buyer: sources

NEW YORK/HOUSTON Scientific Drilling International (SDI), the U.S. oil industry's largest independent directional drilling firm, is being offered to potential buyers at a valuation of more than $500 million, sources familiar with the matter said this week.

Aug 08 2018

Apache, Kayne Anderson form $3.5 billion Permian basin pipeline firm

HOUSTON U.S. oil producer Apache Corp is putting its West Texas pipeline assets into a joint venture with investment firm Kayne Anderson that will operate in the largest U.S. shale field, the companies announced on Wednesday.

Aug 03 2018

Texas jury indicts Arkema, two executives over chemical releases

HOUSTON A Texas grand jury on Friday indicted chemicals manufacturer Arkema North America and two of its executives for releasing emissions that allegedly endangered the public after a 2017 hurricane.

Aug 02 2018

Texas investigators probe pipeline blaze that injured seven

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Authorities on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire and a series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas, that sent seven people to hospital and shut down five lines before being extinguished.

May 30 2018

How Kinder Morgan won a billion-dollar bailout on Canada pipeline

OTTAWA/HOUSTON U.S. energy firm Kinder Morgan's C$4.5 billion sale of an oil pipeline to Canada's government marked an extraordinary escape from months of fraught negotiations among warring camps of Canadian officials.

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)

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