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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

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OPEC chatroom dead as Qatar crisis hurts Gulf oil cooperation

DUBAI/LONDON OPEC's most powerful internal alliance, bringing together the oil producer group's Gulf members, is disintegrating fast.

Nov 22 2017

Exclusive: Iraq looks to Kuwait gas pipeline to pay off reparations

DUBAI/TOKYO/LONDON Iraq has hired Japan's Toyo Engineering to help build a gas pipeline to Kuwait and a related petrochemical plant as Baghdad looks to reduce flaring and finish paying reparations owed for its 1990 invasion of its neighbor.

Nov 22 2017

Saudis push for nine-month extension of OPEC-led oil cut: sources

DUBAI/LONDON Top crude exporter Saudi Arabia is lobbying oil ministers to agree next week on a nine-month extension to OPEC-led supply cuts, sources familiar with the matter said, as Riyadh seeks to ensure a price-sapping glut is eradicated.

Nov 21 2017

Oil bull Andy Hall to participate in OPEC shale workshop: sources

LONDON Prominent commodities fund manager Andy Hall will participate in an OPEC shale oil workshop, three OPEC sources said, as the exporter group seeks a wider range of views on the market outlook before a key meeting to set policy.

Nov 20 2017

As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

HOUSTON/DUBAI As Venezuela's dilapidated energy sector struggles to pump enough crude oil to meet the country's OPEC output target, rival producers have started to plug the gap, according to OPEC and industry sources and U.S. government data.

Nov 20 2017

Exclusive: UAE's ADNOC to venture into privatization, oil trading - CEO

ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) [ADNOC.UL] has embarked on a major shake-up plan to privatize its services businesses, venture into oil trading and expand partnerships with strategic investors, its chief executive said on Monday.

Nov 20 2017

As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

HOUSTON/DUBAI, Nov 20 As Venezuela's dilapidated energy sector struggles to pump enough crude oil to meet the country's OPEC output target, rival producers within the exporters group have started to plug the gap, OPEC and industry sources said.

Nov 13 2017

OPEC, allies unlikely to delay decision on oil cut extension

ABU DHABI OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers are moving toward deciding at their Nov. 30 meeting whether to extend a global agreement to curb oil supply further into 2018, two ministers said on Monday, a quicker time frame than previously indicated.

Nov 13 2017

UAE's ADNOC to sell at least 10 percent of fuel distribution business in IPO

ABU DHABI/DUBAI Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) aims to sell at least 10 percent of its fuel distribution unit in an initial public offering in Abu Dhabi, as Gulf states step up plans to privatize energy assets in an era of cheap crude.

Nov 07 2017

Aramco oil reserves audit two-thirds complete, may not be finished in 2017: sources

LONDON/DUBAI An audit of Saudi Aramco's [IPO-ARMO.SE] oil reserves is unlikely to be completed before the end of 2017 because of the huge scale of the task, sources familiar with the matter said, a later timeframe than previously indicated.

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