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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

Nov 07 2017

Brazil rejects Saudi Arabia's overtures on oil output cuts

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil has rejected an informal effort by Saudi Arabia to coax Latin America's top oil producer into joining OPEC-led production cuts aimed at boosting prices that have been hit by oversupply, a Brazilian official said on Tuesday.

Nov 06 2017

Petrobras seeks halt to Odebrecht drilling after accident: document

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has asked Odebrecht's offshore drilling arm to halt operations of a rig, according to a document seen by Reuters on Monday, after an explosion there killed three people in June.

Oct 27 2017

Shell bets big on Brazil as oil majors snap up offshore blocks

RIO DE JANEIRO Oil major Royal Dutch Shell Plc won half the blocks awarded in Brazil's deepwater oil auction on Friday, while rival BP took two blocks and Exxon Mobil Corp one in a historic opening of the pre-salt play to foreign operators.

Oct 26 2017

Petrobras expects bidding for all pre-salt oil blocks on Friday

RIO DE JANEIRO The world's top energy companies will compete fiercely for deepwater oilfields Brazil will auction on Friday and all eight pre-salt blocks are likely to be awarded, according to the head of state-run oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

Oct 25 2017

Brazil auction tests oil major appetite for deepwater fields

RIO DE JANEIRO Top global oil companies will compete on Friday in Brazil's billion-dollar auction for some of the world's most prolific deepwater oilfields, a test of their appetite for capital intensive offshore projects after three years of low oil prices.

Aug 14 2017

Vale gauges how to speed listing in strictest Brazil market

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Bigger-than-expected shareholder support in Vale SA's stock conversion plan could lead the world's No. 1 iron ore producer to accelerate the listing of common shares in Brazil's strictest market segment and lure a boarder base of investors.

Aug 08 2017

Vale CFO Siani sees share conversion plan luring more global investors

RIO DE JANEIRO A plan to merge Vale SA's different classes of stock into a single, common one should help the world's No. 1 iron ore producer lure more Asian investors and specialized mining and metals funds as shareholders, Chief Financial Officer Luciano Siani told the Reuters Latin American Investment Summit.

Aug 04 2017

Petrobras cut gasoline prices below import parity to regain market

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian state-controlled oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA has reduced prices for the gasoline it sells in Brazil to below parity with the fuel imported from the United States, reducing profit margins to regain market share.

Jul 27 2017

Miner Vale to look toward copper after second-quarter miss

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Thursday it would seek out fresh copper mining options and stop expanding nickel production capacity after second-quarter net income plunged on forex losses, rising costs and weaker iron ore prices.

Jul 24 2017

Brazil to raise mining royalties, set up new regulator

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazil's government will announce an increase in mining royalties and the creation of a new agency to regulate the industry in a bid to inject new life in Brazilian mining, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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