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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

Dec 21 2017

Cheap as ships: Second-hand ship sales reach 10-year high

SINGAPORE Sales of second-hand ships reached a 10-year high on cautious optimism that one of the shipping industry's worst ever downturns is nearing an end.

Dec 20 2017

Ships in a bottleneck: China, Australia ports clogged as coal, iron ore demand soars

SINGAPORE More than 300 large dry cargo ships are having to wait outside Chinese and Australian ports in a maritime traffic jam that spotlights bottlenecks in China's huge and global commodity supply chain as demand peaks this winter.

Dec 01 2017

As OPEC extends output cuts, Asia turns to North America for more oil

SINGAPORE Asian refiners are losing no time reacting to a decision by OPEC and Russia to extend their agreed production cuts to all of 2018, ordering more oil from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico in a move that will result in lost OPEC and Russian market share.

Nov 30 2017

As OPEC extends output cuts, Asia turns to North America for more oil

SINGAPORE Asian refiners are losing no time reacting to a decision by OPEC and Russia to extend their agreed production cuts to all of 2018, ordering more oil from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico in a move that will result in lost OPEC and Russian market share.

Nov 27 2017

Oil prices fall on uncertainty over OPEC output cuts, pipeline restart

SINGAPORE, Nov 28 Oil prices slipped in early Asian trade on Tuesday amid uncertainty over a possible extension of output cuts by major crude producers and expectations of higher supply as the Keystone pipeline restarts.

Jun 15 2017

In latest sign of crude glut, aging supertankers used to store unsold oil

SINGAPORE Traders are increasingly storing oil in aging supertankers in Southeast Asia as they grapple with a supply overhang that has left the system clogged with unneeded fuel despite an OPEC-led drive to cut production to prop up prices.

Apr 02 2017

Oil prices fall on supply concerns as U.S. rig count rises

SINGAPORE, April 3 Oil futures dipped in early Asian trade on Monday on worries about global oversupply after a higher U.S. rig count pointed to rising U.S. shale production, while a stronger dollar also put pressure on crude.

Mar 22 2017

Container shipping lines ordered to testify in U.S. sector probe

LONDON/SINGAPORE The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday.

Mar 10 2017

VLCC rates to fall further as tonnage outweighs cargo demand

SINGAPORE Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which fell to five-month lows this week, are set to drop further as excess tonnage and an absence of port congestion weigh on the market, brokers said.

Mar 08 2017

Crude prices fall on likely U.S. stocks build

SINGAPORE Oil futures fell in Asian trade on Wednesday after industry data pointed to a potential ninth straight week of inventory builds, renewing concerns about an oversupply of oil despite output curbs by OPEC and non-OPEC members.

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