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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

Jun 18 2018

Rising Western naphtha supplies to Asia seen eroding premiums: traders

SINGAPORE Rising supplies of naphtha from the western hemisphere to Asia are seen eroding the petroleum product's spot premium which hit a near four-year highs last month. [O/NASIANAP]

May 28 2018

Asia gasoline profits rebound, but rising crude prices and green cars cap gains

SINGAPORE A seasonal splurge has helped lift Asia's crimped gasoline refining profits out of a long slump, but higher crude prices and the rise of energy-efficient cars are set to leave margins stuck at historically weak levels, industry watchers say.

Apr 17 2018

LPG, fuel oil tankers collide off Singapore coast

SINGAPORE Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said it is investigating a collision between two tankers in Singapore waters on Tuesday that led to a leak of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from one of the ships.

Mar 28 2018

European trader Vitol stores gasoline aboard ships off Singapore

SINGAPORE European trader Vitol is storing gasoline on tankers offshore Singapore, Asia's biggest oil trading center, for the first time since 2016 amid oversupply and weak demand for the fuel, said four people that participate in the market on Wednesday.

Oct 26 2017

Southeast Asia crude imports to more than double by 2040: IEA

SINGAPORE Southeast Asia's net crude oil imports will more than double by 2040 as the region adds new refining capacity to meet rising demand while oil output falls, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Sep 27 2017

South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank looks to buy Canadian oil

SINGAPORE South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank is looking to expand its crude supply sources to include Canada for the first time, a company official said on Wednesday.

Sep 13 2017

China's plastic demand to rise as foreign garbage ban to curb recycled supply

SINGAPORE China's already soaring plastic demand may rise even further as the government plans to ban waste-plastic imports by the end of this year, which will curb domestic plastic recycling.

Aug 23 2017

Reliance to boost profit, naphtha exports by using ethane

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE India's Reliance Industries Ltd expects to increase operating profit and naphtha exports as it switches to cheaper ethane at its petrochemical projects, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Aug 08 2017

LPG once again being stored in tankers off Singapore: sources

SINGAPORE Tankers carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are floating off Singapore for the first time this year as traders wait for opportunities to offload the fuel at more lucrative prices, three industry sources said.

Jul 12 2017

Commodities trader Clearsource adds LPG, naphtha in Singapore

SINGAPORE Petroleum and metals trader Clearsource is expanding its Asian operations through its Singapore office to include naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), its chief executive said.

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