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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 08 2018

Indian Oil buys U.S. crude to part replace Iran cargoes

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE Indian Oil Corp has bought 6 million barrels of U.S. crude for delivery in November to January, a company official said, as the nation's top refiner scouts for alternatives to Iranian oil ahead of impending U.S. sanctions.

Aug 08 2018

U.S. LNG exports to China slump as buyers look elsewhere amid trade spat

SINGAPORE U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China in July fell to their lowest level in a year and are expected to decline further as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute forces utilities to seek alternative supplies.

Aug 03 2018

Indian Oil sells naphtha from Paradip refinery for first time in more than a year

SINGAPORE Indian Oil Corp (IOC) sold a naphtha cargo from its Paradip refinery this week, four traders that participate in the market said on Friday, in what was likely the first sale since May 2017.

Aug 03 2018

Asian prices climb as Japan swelters

SINGAPORE Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices rose for a second consecutive week as sizzling high temperatures continued to grip Japan, the top buyer of the super-chilled fuel.

Jul 12 2018

Booming LNG market steps out of the dark as transparency push grows

SINGAPORE Long dominated by deals struck in secret, the $230 billion liquefied natural gas industry is slowly seeing light as global traders push for more transparency in the booming market.

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 04 2018

Pakistan LNG cancels tender after high offers - sources

SINGAPORE Pakistan LNG, a subsidiary of state-owned Government Holdings, has cancelled a tender seeking six cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in July and August, two industry sources said on Wednesday.

Jul 02 2018

Asian cash premium for key fuel oil hits three-year peak, expected to stay firm

SINGAPORE A persistent crunch in supply of fuel oil to Asia driven by reduced shipments from exporters like Iran and Venezuela has pushed a key fuel's cash premium to Singapore prices to a three-year peak, with levels expected to stay high for another month.

Jun 26 2018

Asia oil refining margins drop to two-year low as gasoline profit plunges

SINGAPORE Singapore refining margins, the benchmark for profitability among oil processors in Asia, fell to their lowest in two years, dragged down by lower gasoline margins as refiners have ramped up output after completing maintenance and as China stepped up exports.

Jun 18 2018

Trafigura signs second storage agreement with Singapore LNG Corp

SINGAPORE, June 18 Commodities trader Trafigura has signed a second deal with Singapore LNG Corp, operator of the city-state's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, for storage and reload services, the two companies said on Monday.


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