United States

John Kemp

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 09 2018

Column: Could Saudi Arabia replace all the barrels lost from Iran sanctions?

LONDON The United States wants to eliminate all Iran’s crude oil exports from November, and is relying on Saudi Arabia and other OPEC and non-OPEC members to fill the gap in supplies.

Jul 05 2018

Why Trump is pressing Saudi Arabia to lower oil prices: Kemp

LONDON The United States and Saudi Arabia appear to have reached an understanding: Washington will reduce or eliminate Iran’s oil export revenues and in return Riyadh will guarantee oil supplies and stabilize prices.

Jul 02 2018

Column: White House must choose between tough Iran sanctions and moderate gasoline prices

LONDON The White House can drive Iran’s oil exports to zero, or it can have moderate U.S. gasoline prices, but it probably cannot have both.

Jun 18 2018

Hedge funds continue gently selling oil while watching OPEC and tariffs: Kemp

LONDON Investors continued to reduce their overall bullish position in petroleum, but profit-taking concentrated on fuels while signs of stabilization emerged in crude.

Jun 15 2018

Commentary: Higher oil prices set to moderate consumption growth

LONDON Growth in global oil consumption has accelerated significantly since prices slumped in 2014 – highlighting the critical role demand plays in balancing the market.

May 31 2018

Commentary: Over-extended oil prices were primed for a fall

LONDON Pay attention to what traders actually do, not what they say, is one of the most important principles for successful oil market analysis.

May 29 2018

Commentary: Oil prices tumble as hedge funds quit crude

LONDON Hedge fund managers were busy reducing bullish positions in petroleum well before OPEC and its allies indicated in the middle of last week that they would consider relaxing output curbs.

May 22 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds trapped in near-term Brent futures

LONDON Hedge funds are rolling forward long positions in the Brent futures contract, and in the absence of offsetting factors this is depressing the value of expiring contracts, pushing futures prices into contango.

May 22 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds exit crude oil but stay bullish on fuels

LONDON For all the bullish commentary about oil prices at the moment, hedge fund managers have continued to take profits after the recent rally and are trimming their net long positions rather than adding to them.

May 16 2018

Commentary: Rising oil prices boost U.S. economy

LONDON U.S. net petroleum imports have fallen to the lowest level in more than half a century as a result of the shale revolution, which is profoundly changing the impact higher oil prices have on the economy.


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