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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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India's November Iran oil imports skid to lowest since Feb 2016 - trade data

NEW DELHI India's refiners imported nearly half as much crude oil from Iran in November as the month before, ship tracking data showed, cutting purchases to a 21-month low in protest at Tehran's decision to award a giant gas field to a Russian company.

Dec 05 2017

Indian refiners turn to use dirty fuel to produce power, gas

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Indian oil refiners are drawing up plans to use petroleum coke for power generation and to produce syngas after the government banned use of the heavily polluting fuel in and around New Delhi.

Dec 04 2017

Indian oil refiners issue tanker tenders aimed at boosting domestic shipping

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE Two of India's state-owned oil refiners have issued tenders seeking to charter tankers for at least five years while giving preference to Indian companies, tender documents reviewed by Reuters showed, which would boost domestic shipping firms battered by slumping tanker rates.

Dec 04 2017

Indian oil refiners issue tanker tenders aimed at boosting domestic shipping

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE, Dec 4 Two of India's state-owned oil refiners have issued tenders seeking to charter tankers for at least five years while giving preference to Indian companies, tender documents reviewed by Reuters showed, which would boost domestic shipping firms battered by slumping tanker rates.

Dec 01 2017

MRPL makes its first U.S. oil purchase - refinery head

NEW DELHI India's state-run Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd has made its first purchase of U.S. crude oil, buying high-sulphur grade Southern Green Canyon through a buy tender for an early February delivery, the head of its refinery said.

Nov 28 2017

Exclusive: Rising Russian Sakhalin oil output may threaten OPEC deal compliance

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE/MOSCOW Oil output from Russia's Far Eastern Sakhalin-1 project is set to rise by about a quarter from January, sources with knowledge of the plan said, signaling Moscow may find it hard to comply with output cuts in tandem with OPEC for the whole of next year.

Nov 27 2017

Exclusive - Rising Russian Sakhalin-1 oil output may threaten OPEC deal compliance

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE Oil output from Russia's Sakhalin-1 project is set to rise by about a quarter to 250,000-260,000 barrels per day (bpd) from January, sources with knowledge of the plan said, signalling Moscow may find it hard to comply with an extended OPEC output cut.

Nov 22 2017

Indian Oil Corp studies renewed Venezuelan crude purchases

NEW DELHI Indian Oil Corp is considering buying Venezuelan crude for the first time in at least six years, in a move that could help the crisis-struck South American nation settle unpaid bills with another state-owned Indian energy firm.

Nov 21 2017

GAIL India to skip mid-term LNG deals for 2018 due to U.S. imports

MUMBAI GAIL (India) Ltd will skip medium-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) deals for 2018 as it starts getting supplies from its U.S. portfolio from February, its head of finance said.

Nov 17 2017

Middle East, U.S. crude oil curbs Indian appetite for African supplies

NEW DELHI India's imports of African crude oil in October plunged to their lowest in over four years, with the world's No.3 oil consumer increasingly turning to cheaper supplies from the United States and heavier Middle Eastern grades, ship tracking data showed.

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