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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 08 2018

PetroChina, Qatar holding advanced talks on LNG supply deals: sources

BEIJING PetroChina Ltd is in advanced discussions with Qatar to purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) under short- and long-term agreements, three sources with knowledge of the talks said on Wednesday.

Aug 02 2018

China's Beijing Gas charts new direction under helm of Madame Li

BEIJING Beijing Gas Group's Chairwoman Li Yalan is guiding the Chinese capital's natural gas distributor into the highly competitive world of natural gas trading while still providing fuel to a city that consumes as much gas in a year as Belgium.

Aug 02 2018

Shanghai exchange mulls market makers to boost crude futures liquidity

BEIJING Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) is considering appointing market makers to boost trading volumes in its nascent crude oil futures amid growing concerns about liquidity as the first contract heads for expiry later this month.

Jul 13 2018

Seven explosions in 10 minutes: China chemical plant blast kills 19

BEIJING/SHANGHAI A major explosion at a chemical plant in southwestern China has killed 19 people and injured 12, authorities said on Friday, the latest deadly industrial incident in the world's largest producer of chemicals. | Video

Jul 13 2018

China's June crude imports at six-month low as 'teapot' buying slows; gas imports strong

BEIJING China's crude oil imports fell for a second month in a row in June to the lowest since December, as shrinking margins and volatile oil prices led some independent refiners, known as "teapots", to scale back purchases.

Jul 05 2018

China keeps LNG off tariff list for now, could be trade weapon later

BEIJING China's omission of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its vast list of U.S. products that face hefty import duties from Friday has preserved a potential weapon should the trade war with Washington deepen.

Jul 05 2018

China keeps LNG off tariff list for now, could be trade weapon later

BEIJING China's omission of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its vast list of U.S. products that face hefty import duties from Friday has preserved a potential weapon should the trade war with Washington deepen.

Jun 28 2018

China splurges on gas as prolonged heat wave boosts clean power demand

BEIJING China has ramped up purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pulling in rare cargoes from Cameroon, Egypt and Europe, trade data shows, as the world's most populous nation shores up supplies to avoid power shortages during a prolonged heat wave.

Jun 21 2018

Coal in the crossfire: Chinese traders wary of being burnt by trade war

BEIJING At least three U.S. coal shipments on their way to China may end up casualties of the escalating trade dispute after Beijing said it would impose steep tariffs that may kick in before the ships reach their destinations.

Jun 15 2018

Sour brew: New tax rules take steam out of China's teapot refiners

BEIJING China's independent oil refiners are suffering a drastic change of fortune as new tax rules, shrinking diesel demand and higher crude prices threaten their nearly three-year profit bonanza.

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