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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

Jul 19 2018

In sign of supply flexibility, Russia wields oil stocks to boost output

MOSCOW Russia used stocks held in tanks at its oilfields to help boost crude production in June, three industry sources told Reuters, in a sign of supply flexibility as OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia pushes other major producers to increase spare output capacity.

Jul 19 2018

Putin accuses U.S. forces of trying to ruin Trump summit outcome

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but said the two leaders had begun to improve U.S.-Russia ties anyway.

Jul 15 2018

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament.

Jun 21 2018

Russia's Rosneft sees chance to lift global oil market share

KRASNOYARSK, Russia Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer by output, has an opportunity to boost its market share if there are shortages on the global oil market, Chief Executive Igor Sechin said on Thursday.

Jun 15 2018

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree OPEC+ format should be extended

MOSCOW/DUBAI Russia and Saudi Arabia have a general consensus that the OPEC+ format should be "institutionalised" and extended until 2019 and beyond for oil market monitoring and joint action in case of need, Russia's energy ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Jun 15 2018

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree OPEC+ format should be extended

MOSCOW/DUBAI Russia and Saudi Arabia have a general consensus that the OPEC+ format should be "institutionalized" and extended until 2019 and beyond for oil market monitoring and joint action in case of need, Russia's energy ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Jun 01 2018

Russia to boost presence on global LNG market, helped by lower costs

ST PETERSBURG Russia plans to raise its annual production of seaborne liquefied natural gas (LNG) to as much as 120 million tonnes by 2035 and take market share from Australia and the United States by capitalizing on low costs, a deputy energy minister said.

May 31 2018

Russia has potential for oil output hike within months

ST PETERSBURG Russia would be able to raise its oil output back to pre-cut levels within months if there is a decision to unwind the price-protection deal with OPEC and other producers, a Russian energy ministry official said.

May 25 2018

EXCLUSIVE-OPEC, non-OPEC discuss around 1 mln bpd oil output rise - sources

DUBAI/MOSCOW/LONDON, May 25 Saudi Arabia and Russia will discuss raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil output by around 1 million barrels per day (bpd), easing 17 months of strict supply curbs, sources familiar with the matter said.

May 24 2018

Procter & Gamble commits to Russia despite rising risks

MOSCOW U.S. consumer goods group Procter & Gamble (P&G) will keep investing in Russian plants in 2018 and beyond, reaffirming its commitment to the market despite political risks.

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