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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

Jun 20 2018

Petrobras boosted refinery output in April, May: source

RIO DE JANEIRO Refineries owned by Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA kicked up fuel production to between 83 and 85 percent capacity in April and May, from 67 percent at the end of last year, a source at the state-controlled oil company told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jun 20 2018

Relaxing of Brazil local content rules will boost oil output capacity: report

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's move to ease rules forcing oil producers to buy from domestic suppliers means Latin America's top producer will be able to sustain output of 5 million barrels per day (pbd) by the mid-2020s, compared to just 3.7 million bpd under prior rules, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Wednesday.

Jun 07 2018

Equinor leads oil majors grabbing prime offshore Brazil stakes

RIO DE JANEIRO Norway's Equinor ASA led oil majors grabbing pre-salt blocks in Brazil on Thursday, snapping up stakes in some of the world's most alluring offshore geology despite fresh concerns about political meddling in the country's energy sector.

Jun 07 2018

Oil majors to bid on choice stakes in Brazil's offshore

RIO DE JANEIRO Executives from oil majors were set to gather in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday to compete for stakes in Brazil's pre-salt oil play, home to some of the world's most alluring offshore geology, as rising oil prices boost appetite for expensive offshore projects.

Jun 06 2018

Oil majors to bid on choice stakes in Brazil's offshore

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 7 Executives from oil majors were set to gather in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday to compete for stakes in Brazil's pre-salt oil play, home to some of the world's most alluring offshore geology, as rising oil prices boost appetite for expensive offshore projects.

Jun 04 2018

Deeper Brazil government meddling looms over new Petrobras CEO

RIO DE JANEIRO Growing Brazilian government meddling in Petrobras that prompted its former chief executive Pedro Parente to quit last week now looms over his successor as he seeks to crack on with reforms at the world's most indebted oil company.

May 30 2018

Brazil oil worker strike gains steam in another blow to government

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A 72-hour strike by Brazilian oil workers halted refineries and rigs on Wednesday, union leaders said, a new blow to President Michel Temer on the heels of a trucker protest that has strangled Latin America's largest economy for over a week. | Video

May 08 2018

Petrobras' profit jumps on asset sales, higher oil prices

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA reported a 57 percent surge in quarterly profit on Tuesday, boosted by higher oil prices and asset sales, fanning hopes that the state-controlled oil company may be moving past a massive corruption scandal.

Apr 18 2018

Prosecutors, Samarco to ask more time for disaster's compensation plan

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian federal prosecutors and mining company Samarco are going to ask a local court for additional time to conclude a compensation plan for victims of a dam disaster in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, the prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

Apr 16 2018

Greenpeace says coral at Amazon mouth should bar Total oil drilling

RIO DE JANEIRO Scientists aboard a Greenpeace ship have documented the existence of coral in an area off the northern coast of Brazil and plans by French major Total plans to drill for oil should be banned, the environmental organization said on Monday.

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