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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

May 18 2018

Courts in Curacao, Bonaire partially lift seizures against PDVSA

Courts in Curacao and Bonaire have partially lifted attachments introduced by ConocoPhillips aiming to seize Venezuelan PDVSA's [PDVSA.UL] assets to satisfy a $2 billion arbitration ruling, according to a copy of the documents seen by Reuters.

May 15 2018

Exclusive: As Venezuelans suffer, Maduro buys foreign oil to subsidize Cuba

HOUSTON Venezuela's state-run oil firm PDVSA has bought nearly $440 million worth of foreign crude and shipped it directly to Cuba on friendly credit terms - and often at a loss, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.

May 15 2018

Conoco aims to seize oil cargoes near Citgo's Aruba terminal

U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips has brought new court actions to seize two cargoes of crude and fuel near a terminal operated by PDVSA subsidiary Citgo Petroleum in Aruba, the Aruban government confirmed on Tuesday.

May 15 2018

EXCLUSIVE-As Venezuelans suffer, Maduro buys foreign oil to subsidize Cuba

HOUSTON, May 15 Venezuela's state-run oil firm PDVSA has bought nearly $440 million worth of foreign crude and shipped it directly to Cuba on friendly credit terms - and often at a loss, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.

May 11 2018

Exclusive: PDVSA to shut Curacao refinery amid fight with Conoco - sources

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is preparing to shut a Caribbean refinery that is running out of crude amid threats by ConocoPhillips to seize cargoes sent to resupply the facility, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

May 09 2018

Argentina offshore auction attracts international oil producers

HOUSTON Oil firms, including Norway's Statoil, U.S.' Anadarko Petroleum Corp , China's CNOOC and Malaysia's Petronas, have shown interest in Argentina's auction this year of offshore blocks for exploration and production, the country's energy minister said on Wednesday.

May 09 2018

Argentina offshore auction attracts oil producers, blocks being defined -Energy Min

HOUSTON, May 9 International oil firms including Norway's Statoil, U.S. Anadarko Petroleum, China's CNOOC and Malaysia's Petronas have shown interest in Argentina's auction this year of offshore blocks for exploration and production, the country's energy minister said on Wednesday.

May 08 2018

Venezuela's PDVSA diverts crude tanker from Curacao - shipper, data

State-run PDVSA ordered an oil tanker that was waiting to discharge in Curacao to divert to Venezuelan waters after ConocoPhillips introduced an order in a Caribbean court to seize its inventories and other assets in the island, according to a shipper and Reuters data on Tuesday.

May 07 2018

Conoco aims to seize PDVSA oil inventories in Curacao: sources

HOUSTON ConocoPhillips is trying to seize PDVSA's [PDVSA.UL] oil assets at the 335,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Isla refinery in Curacao, which would expand its control over the Venezuelan state-run company's barrels for export, according to sources close to the matter.

May 07 2018

New attachment order by Conoco expected in Curacao in coming days -sources

HOUSTON, May 7 ConocoPhillips is expected to renew an effort to temporarily take control of Venezuela's PDVSA oil inventories at the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery in Curacao in the coming days, according to sources close to the state-run firm's operations in the Caribbean.

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