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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 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.

Jun 05 2018

Asian LNG prices rally to four-year seasonal high as demand soars

SINGAPORE Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices have risen to their highest since 2014 for this time of the year as demand from China, India and South Korea has surged at the same time several production issues are curbing spot supply.

Jun 02 2018

Abandon ship: oil tanker scrappage to hit multi-year high as earnings sink

SINGAPORE The shipping industry will this year scrap the largest number of oil tankers in over half-a-decade, driven by weak earnings, firm prices for scrap steel and the need to prepare fleets for strict new environmental regulations.

Jun 01 2018

Global LNG prices climb to highest since February on limited supply

SINGAPORE Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices rose this week to their highest since February as buying interest from China remained firm and as supply is expected to be limited during maintenance in August.

May 31 2018

Germany's RWE may double LNG derivatives trades this year

SINGAPORE Germany's RWE Supply & Trading may double or triple its trades of liquefied natural gas (LNG) derivatives this year from 2017 as it manages price risk for its physical cargoes, a company executive said on Thursday.


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