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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

Jul 06 2018

South Korea suspends Iranian oil loading in July for first time since 2012: sources

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea will not lift any Iranian crude and condensate in July, halting all shipments for the first time in six years amid U.S. pressure to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Jul 02 2018

South Korea turns to Kazakh CPC oil as U.S. sanctions on Iran loom

MOSCOW/SEOUL South Korea has imported four times more CPC Blend crude so far in 2018 than in the same period last year, as the major Asian oil consumer seeks to replace Iranian supplies, shipments data and trading sources said.

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.

Jun 29 2018

Trans-Korea gas pipeline project reappears, but challenges remain

SEOUL The long-planned and much derided Trans-Korea gas pipeline project is back on the agenda, buoyed by hopes North and South Korea can make peace.

Jun 27 2018

Japan, South Korea in talks with U.S. to avert damage from Iran sanctions

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan and South Korea, two major buyers of Iranian oil, are in talks with the U.S. government in a bid to avoid adverse impacts from Washington's reimposition of sanctions aimed at cutting Iran out of international markets.

Jun 21 2018

Peace plays: How foreign companies have lost a bundle in North Korea

SEOUL Months before the first summit between leaders of two Koreas in 2000, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Inc invested $730,000 in Pyongyang's top computer lab. North Korean programmers there would develop online chess games and food recipes for Samsung to sell outside the North.

Jun 04 2018

Oil climbs, but record U.S. crude output, higher OPEC supplies drag

SEOUL, June 5 Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday after falling nearly 2 percent in the previous session, but growing U.S. production and expectations of higher OPEC supplies continue to weigh on sentiment.

May 28 2018

Oil prices mixed but expected output increase drags

SEOUL, May 29 Oil prices were mixed in early Asian trading on Tuesday, but remained under pressure from expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russia would pump more crude to ease a potential shortfall in supply.

May 23 2018

Oil prices drop on potential increase in OPEC output

SEOUL, May 24 Oil prices fell on Thursday, pulled down by expectations that OPEC members could step up production in the face of worries over supply from both Venezuela and Iran.

May 20 2018

South Korea's LG Group chairman dies from illness at 73

SEOUL The chairman of LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, who helped transform South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a battle with a brain disease.

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