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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 13 2018

Algeria's state oil firm gets new management, targets brain drain

ALGIERS The head of Algerian state oil firm Sonatrach has assembled a new leadership team, a senior company source said, aiming to reverse a flow of talent from an unwieldy state enterprise that keeps the country afloat.

Jun 07 2018

Algeria's Bouteflika stops reforms to assert authority amid health concerns

ALGIERS Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has stopped unpopular tax increases and reforms to assert his authority and counter doubts about his health, amid mounting speculation that he will seek a fifth term, analysts said.

Jun 04 2018

Algeria hires U.S. law firm to help with new energy law

ALGIERS Algeria has hired U.S. law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and other consultancies to help with a new energy law aimed at attracting much-needed investment, the CEO of state energy firm Sonatrach said on Monday.

May 29 2018

Fish out of water: Algerian woman restaurateur makes living in a man's world

BOUHAROUN, Algeria Haggling with the fishermen in the seaside village of Bouharoun for the produce she serves in her restaurant, Algerian Karima Daikhi is a woman determined to make her way in a man's world.

May 24 2018

Algeria's Sonatrach hopes for Exxon Mobil deal on shale gas

IN SALAH, Algeria Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach is seeking cooperation with Exxon Mobil Corp on shale gas "and more", Sonatrach's chief executive said on Thursday.

May 22 2018

U.N. criticizes Algeria for mass deportations of migrants

GENEVA/ALGIERS The United Nations on Tuesday urged Algeria to stop rounding up and expelling sub-Saharan migrants, highlighting an influx of immigrants from Mali and Niger that Algeria says it needs U.N. help to address.

May 18 2018

Algeria's Islamist opposition urges national consensus on economic reform

ALGIERS Algeria must build a national consensus to undertake deep economic reforms and end its dependency on volatile gas and oil revenues, the new leader of the main Islamist opposition party said.

May 13 2018

Algeria's Sonatrach to sharpen focus on petrochemicals

ALGIERS Algerian state energy company Sonatrach will focus on petrochemical deals to reduce the North African country's fuel imports while boosting revenue, its chief executive said.

May 09 2018

Sonatrach to buy ExxonMobil's Augusta oil refinery in Sicily

LONDON Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach plans to buy ExxonMobil's 175,000 barrel-per-day Augusta refinery in Sicily, Italy, the companies said on Wednesday, as the North African oil producer seeks to cut its hefty fuel bills.

Apr 30 2018

Sonatrach boosted gas output by 5 percent in 2017 - CEO

ALGIERS, April 30 Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach said on Monday it boosted its gas output by 5 percent to 135 billion cubic metres in 2017, marking the first time the company has used a news conference to disclose production data.

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