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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

Jan 28 2014

Batista's Oleo e Gas denied more time to develop several oil finds

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 28 Brazil's oil regulator ANP denied a request by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista's bankrupt Óleo e Gás Participações SA to extend rights to develop several offshore oil and gas discoveries, the company said on Tuesday.

Jan 23 2014

Petrobras to quit huge Brazil oil field -source

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 23 Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, and its partners plan to abandon the major Bem-Te-Vi offshore oil prospect to concentrate investment on a larger discovery nearby, a source with direct knowledge of the decision told Reuters.

Dec 13 2013

Petrobras imports, refining losses may rise on new rules

RIO DE JANEIRO The outlook for cutting money-losing fuel imports at state-run oil company Petrobras dimmed on Friday after Brazil's petroleum regulator said it plans to tighten safety rules and that repairs at the damaged REPAR Refinery will only partly restore capacity.

Dec 06 2013

Brazil judge puts hold on plan for joint OSX, OGX bankruptcies

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 6 A Brazilian state judge suspended a plan to unify the bankruptcy protection petitions of tycoon Eike Batista's oil producer and shipbuilder, saying the joint petition could hurt the interests of a creditor that opposed the plan.

Dec 03 2013

OGX, creditors near accord to swap debt for stock: sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA and its creditors are close to a deal to transform some of OGX's $5.1 billion debt into stock, stripping Brazilian businessman Eike Batista of a controlling stake in the oil company, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday.

Dec 03 2013

OGX, creditors near accord to swap debt for stock - sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 3 OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA and its creditors are close to a deal to transform some of OGX's $5.1 billion debt into stock, stripping Brazilian businessman Eike Batista of a controlling stake in the oil company, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday.

Nov 28 2013

Ecological doubts, pipeline shortage, undercut Brazil Natgas bid

RIO DE JANEIRO A lack of pipelines and access to drilling equipment as well as unclear environmental rules restricted bidding at Brazil's latest oil and natural gas rights auction to less than a third of the 240 on-shore areas offered, industry officials said on Thursday.

Nov 28 2013

Ecological doubts, pipeline shortage, undercut Brazil Natgas bid

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 A lack of pipelines and access to drilling equipment as well as unclear environmental rules restricted bidding at Brazil's latest oil and natural gas rights auction to less than a third of the 240 on-shore areas offered, industry officials said on Thursday.

Nov 21 2013

Judge leaves OGX foreign units out of bankruptcy protection

RIO DE JANEIRO A Brazilian judge on Thursday accepted a request for bankruptcy protection from former billionaire Eike Batista's oil company, OGX , but denied the same protection for two small foreign subsidiaries in a potential setback for the company.

Nov 21 2013

Judge denies bankruptcy protection for OGX foreign units

RIO DE JANEIRO A Brazilian judge on Thursday denied bankruptcy protection for the foreign subsidiaries of OGX in a decision that may complicate the recovery of the oil company, which is controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista.

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