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.
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Venezuela resumed supplying a key domestic crude to political ally Cuba this summer as the South American country's refining output fell further, according to internal documents from state-run oil firm PDVSA seen by Reuters.
Sept 12 PDVSA expects to reopen the south dock of Venezuela's main oil port Jose by the end of September, easing strains on crude exports delayed due to a tanker collision last month, according to internal trade documents from the state-run oil firm seen by Reuters.
Crude exports by Venezuela's PDVSA have slowed after a tanker collision at its main port last month disrupted operations, adding to a backlog of vessels waiting to load, according to shipping sources and Reuters data.
Venezuela's state-run PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] is organizing a contingency plan to address its latest oil-export problem following a minor accident last week at the country's main crude terminal, two sources from the firm told Reuters on Friday.
MEXICO CITY Mexico's state-run oil firm Pemex [PEMX.UL] has not exported light crude since May, according to a source and export data seen by Reuters on Thursday, as it gears up to process more of the oil at its domestic refineries.
The closing of a dock at Venezuela's main oil export port could delay as much as 5 million barrels in crude deliveries to Russian company Rosneft, further complicating oil-for-loan agreements between state-run PDVSA and Rosneft, a source said on Wednesday and internal PDVSA documents showed.
Venezuela's main oil port of Jose is operating partially after a tanker collided with a dock at the weekend, curtailing state-run PDVSA's ability to export upgraded crude and receive imported diluents, three sources with knowledge of the incident said on Tuesday.
Aug 22 Curacao's Isla refinery was still operating at a minimum level as it waited for the resolution of a legal dispute between Venezuela's state-run PDVSA and ConocoPhillips to restore crude supplies to the plant, three sources close to the matter said this week.
U.S. producer ConocoPhillips and Venezuela's PDVSA have reached a payment agreement over a $2 billion arbitration, the companies said on Monday, suspending a dispute that blocked the state-run company from exporting oil from most of its key Caribbean facilities.
HOUSTON/PUNTO FIJO Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has limited the damage from an unprecedented slump in crude exports by transferring oil between tankers at sea and loading vessels in neighboring Cuba to avoid asset seizures.