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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

Nov 21 2017

Exclusive: Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender - sources

RIYADH/PARIS Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.

Nov 19 2017

Saudi Aramco converts Jeddah refinery to products distribution hub

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco has shut down its 80,000 barrel per day crude oil refinery in Jeddah indefinitely, converting the complex into a hub for oil products distribution, it said on Sunday.

Nov 19 2017

Saudi Aramco shuts Jeddah refinery indefinitely - sources

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia State oil giant Saudi Aramco has shut down its 90,000 barrel per day crude oil refinery in Jeddah indefinitely, industry sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Nov 12 2017

Bahrain calls pipeline blast 'terrorism' linked to Iran

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by "terrorist" sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its arch-foe Iran, which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom's unrest.

Nov 09 2017

Aramco expects to boost capital spending by about 10 percent

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia Oil giant Saudi Aramco expects to increase its capital spending budget by almost 10 percent in its next financial year, a top official at the state-owned company said.

Nov 06 2017

Purge of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed

RIYADH A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen expanded on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly detained in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history. | Video

Nov 05 2017

Saudi king sacks top ministers, gives more power to crown prince

RIYADH Saudi King Salman appointed two new ministers on Saturday to key security and economic posts, removing one of the royal family's most prominent members as head of the National Guard and boosting the kingdom's young crown prince.

Nov 04 2017

Trump backs New York in bourses' battle for Saudi Aramco listing

WASHINGTON/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia U.S. President Donald Trump publicly appealed on Saturday for Saudi Arabia to list national oil company Saudi Aramco's shares in New York, intervening in a battle among the world's top stock exchanges.

Nov 02 2017

Saudi Arabia to push back balanced budget goal to 2023, sources say

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/RIYADH Saudi Arabia's government plans to push back the target date for eliminating a state budget deficit caused by low oil prices to 2023 from 2020, sources briefed by finance ministry officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Oct 31 2017

Saudi Arabia takes first step towards nuclear plant tender: sources

ABU DHABI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has sent a request for information (RFI) to international suppliers to build two nuclear power plants, a first step towards a formal tender, three sources said.

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