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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.

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Reliance halts gasoline shipments from Jamnagar site causing fuel margins to spike

SINGAPORE India's Reliance Industries has declared force majeure on gasoline exports from its Jamnagar site, four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, causing the profit margin from producing the fuel to jump to its highest since September.

Aug 03 2018

Indian Oil sells naphtha from Paradip refinery for first time in more than a year

SINGAPORE Indian Oil Corp (IOC) sold a naphtha cargo from its Paradip refinery this week, four traders that participate in the market said on Friday, in what was likely the first sale since May 2017.

Jul 02 2018

Asian cash premium for key fuel oil hits three-year peak, expected to stay firm

SINGAPORE A persistent crunch in supply of fuel oil to Asia driven by reduced shipments from exporters like Iran and Venezuela has pushed a key fuel's cash premium to Singapore prices to a three-year peak, with levels expected to stay high for another month.

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.

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