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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

Apr 20 2018

Sulphur scrubbers 'no silver bullet' for shipping industry - Wartsila

LONDON Shipping industry hopes that so-called sulphur scrubbers are a quick-fix solution to compliance with drastic emissions reduction demanded by 2020 are somewhat misguided, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of the equipment told Reuters.

Apr 19 2018

Nigeria plans power tariff overhaul by 2021 to attract investment

LONDON, April 19 Nigeria plans to overhaul its energy tariff system by 2021 to try to attract investment and improve power supply, the vice chairman of the country's electricity regulator said.

Apr 13 2018

Trade tensions could boost pace of China's strategic crude storage

LONDON China will likely increase the pace of its strategic oil purchases by nearly 30 percent this year compared with 2017, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, and its eagerness to build stocks could get a boost from trade tensions with the United States.

Apr 12 2018

Oil hovers near highest since 2014 as OPEC sees tighter market

LONDON Oil prices edged off highs last reached in late 2014 due to rising U.S. stocks but remained well supported by mounting geopolitical tension in the Middle East, shrinking global oil inventories and expectations of a supply cut extension by OPEC.

Apr 11 2018

Shipping fuel costs to spike 25 percent in 2020 on sulfuric cap: WoodMac

LONDON Global shipping fuel costs are likely to rise by a quarter, or $24 billion, in 2020 when new rules limiting sulfur kick in, consultants Wood Mackenzie said on Wednesday.

Apr 10 2018

Vitol to list African venture Vivo, cancels Varo float

Vivo Energy, the African fuels supplier owned by oil trading giant Vitol and Helios Investment Partners, will float on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the company said on Tuesday.

Apr 06 2018

Growing fleet of gasoline off Europe's coast threatens to sink profits

LONDON Gasoline stored in ships off Europe's coast has ballooned to more than 400,000 tonnes, putting pressure on the continent's traders to compete for buyers once summer demand starts.

Apr 06 2018

JP Morgan says it knew ex-minister linked to firm in Nigeria oilfield deal

LONDON JP Morgan Chase has acknowledged it knew a former Nigerian oil minister convicted of money laundering would benefit when it transferred over $800 million of government funds to a company he controlled, according to a court document seen by Reuters.

Mar 28 2018

Shell targets former executive in Nigeria graft complaint

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell has filed a criminal complaint against a former senior employee over suspected bribes in the $390 million sale of an oilfield in Nigeria, where the company is already under investigation over a separate deal.

Mar 19 2018

Varo bets on European refining despite peak oil demand fears

LONDON Electric vehicles and stricter marine fuel regulations are generally not perceived as good news for the oil refining industry.

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