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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 03 2018

Petrobras profit buoyed by oil price surge, Brazilian fuel subsidies

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA reported a larger-than-expected jump in quarterly net profit, helped by rising oil prices and diesel subsidies that allowed it to boost its market share, the state-controlled oil company said on Friday.

Jul 26 2018

Brazil studying possible social, environmental deal with Hydro

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian authorities are studying the possibility of inking a social and environmental deal with Norsk Hydro, after its Alunorte alumina refinery was accused of polluting the environment, signaling a potential warming in relations between the government and the Norwegian aluminum producer.

Jul 22 2018

Brazil rightwing candidate slams centrists, softens tone in campaign launch

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, officially kicked off his campaign on Sunday, excoriating the political center but softening his incendiary stance on gays and blacks three months before wide-open October elections.

Jul 17 2018

Petrobras output in Campos drops to lowest level in 17 years

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 17 Oil production by Brazilian state-led Petroleo Brasileiro SA in the Campos basin fell 1.4 percent in June over the previous month to 1.042 million barrels a day, its lowest level since 2001, as mature fields decline, according to company data.

Jul 16 2018

Vale iron ore output up as rail network helps against trucker strike

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Vale SA on Monday reported second-quarter iron ore and pellet production that was a record for an April-to-June period, using a vast rail network to get around the effects of a trucker strike that rattled the country's economy in May.

Jul 11 2018

Brazil's Petrobras ups refinery output, leading to crude export slump

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11 Brazilian state-owned oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA hiked its refinery output in June to supply more fuel to the domestic market, leading to a drop in crude oil exports for the month, the company told Reuters.

Jun 26 2018

Samarco, Vale, BHP sign deal with Brazil authorities over dam disaster

RIO DE JANEIRO/MELBOURNE Samarco [SAMNE.UL] and parent companies Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd have signed a deal with Brazilian authorities that settles a 20 billion reais ($5.30 billion) lawsuit related to a 2015 dam burst that killed 19 people, Vale and BHP said on Monday.

Jun 25 2018

Samarco could reach partial deal with Brazil prosecutors on Monday

RIO DE JANEIRO Samarco, a joint venture between Brazilian miner Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton, could reach the second phase of a settlement with Brazilian prosecutors over a 2015 environmental disaster on Monday, a federal prosecutor said.

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.

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