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United States

Osamu Tsukimori

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

Apr 20 2018

Panama Canal to carry 30 million tonnes of LNG by 2020 as global demand grows

TOKYO The Panama Canal may carry five times as much liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2020 as it did last year as production of the fuel expands in the United States and Asian import demand rises, the head of the canal's governing agency told Reuters.

Apr 02 2018

Tokyo Gas chief sees LNG destination flexibility spreading worldwide

TOKYO Japan's biggest city gas seller Tokyo Gas Co expects that contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes with destination flexibility will spread from the West and Japan to be a common thing worldwide, the company's new president said.

Mar 15 2018

Oil prices extend gains, but higher output caps rise

TOKYO, March 16 Oil prices crept higher on Friday after the International Energy Agency said global crude demand would accelerate this year, but warned supply is growing at a faster pace.

Mar 09 2018

Iran's March oil exports fall to two-year low as Asia demand eases: source

TOKYO Iran's crude and condensate exports are set to fall to a two-year low this month as loadings for its main Asian buyers will tumble by one-third from the previous month, said a person with knowledge of the country's tanker loading schedule.

Mar 02 2018

Exxon declares force majeure on exports from Papua LNG project: source

TOKYO/MELBOURNE ExxonMobil Corp has declared force majeure on exports from its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which has been shut since a powerful earthquake on Monday, an industry source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Feb 27 2018

U.S. to overtake Russia as top oil producer by 2019 at latest: IEA

TOKYO The United States will overtake Russia as the world's biggest oil producer by 2019 at the latest, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday, as the country's shale oil boom continues to upend global markets. | Video

Feb 26 2018

Corrected: U.S. to overtake Russia as world's biggest oil producer by 2019 latest - IEA

(Corrects last paragraph to state U.S. net crude oil imports fell below 5 million barrels, not total U.S. oil imports)

Feb 22 2018

Oil from sunken Iran tanker reached Japan shores: Coast Guard

TOKYO Oil that reached islands in southern Japan earlier this month is highly likely to have come from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday.

Feb 15 2018

Oil gains as dollar sags near 3-year low; many Asian markets shut

TOKYO, Feb 16 Oil prices edged higher on Friday as the dollar languished near a three-year low, with Asian trade likely to be subdued as many markets are closed for the Lunar New Year holiday.

Jan 16 2018

India's imports of Iran oil in Dec scheduled to rise to most since March - source

TOKYO India was scheduled to lift its biggest volume of Iranian crude in nine months in December, helping to shore up the OPEC producer's oil exports to Asia last month, said a person with knowledge of the country's tanker loading schedule.

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