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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.

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China's independent oil refiners gear up for ethanol push in cars

BEIJING China's top independent oil refiner is buying ethanol and two others are seeking government approval to blend the biofuel into their gasoline ahead of the country's 2020 deadline to add it to the nation's fuel supply, several sources told Reuters.

Mar 07 2018

China's February oil imports fall as tax rules curb buying by independents

BEIJING China's February crude oil imports fell sharply from January's record as independent refineries curbed buying amid worries about new tax rules, while natural gas imports held at high levels to heat homes during a bitter winter.

Jan 07 2018

Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China's coast

BEIJING A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country's top oil shipping firm was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese freight ship, leaving the tanker's 32 crew members missing, the Chinese government said. | Video

Jan 05 2018

Cold comfort: China's Wuhan eases gas rationing as snow hits

BEIJING The industrial city of Wuhan eased restrictions on gas use on Friday for residents facing freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls, as increased supplies offered some respite to China's winter gas shortage.

Dec 26 2017

Turkmen November gas supplies to China slide versus October amid winter supply crunch: customs data

BEIJING China's monthly natural gas imports from leading supplier Turkmenistan fell in November from the previous month to their lowest since December 2016, leaving Beijing increasing purchases from elsewhere to try to cope with a growing supply crunch.

Dec 22 2017

Chinese officials point fingers as gasification crisis worsens

BEIJING When an inspector from a local environmental protection bureau visited a small village in China's Shandong province in October to check on a gasification project, she said village officials became tearful in lamenting how far behind schedule they were. | Video

Dec 14 2017

China's industrial heartland struggles in Beijing's fight against smog

SHIJIAZHUANG, China Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China's industrial heartland as an unprecedented government effort to clean up an environment devastated by decades of unbridled growth backfires. | Video

Nov 16 2017

China's oil refiners rush to cash in on bumper profits

BEIJING Chinese oil refiners are churning out record amounts of fuel in the last quarter of 2017, looking to cash in on the best refining profits in nearly two years after a rally in diesel and gasoline prices.

Nov 15 2017

China villagers hail first gas-fired heat for winter, but balk at higher bills

BEIJING For 53-year-old Wang Ying, a resident of a rural village near Beijing, clean-burning fuel to take the chill off winter has finally arrived, but it comes at a higher cost.

Nov 08 2017

China sets 2018 non-state crude oil import quota 55 percent higher than 2017

BEIJING China has raised its 2018 crude oil import quota for "non-state trade," generally meaning independent refiners, by 55 percent over 2017, raising the clout of the independents in the global market after a setback this year.


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