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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

Oct 27 2017

Big Oil executives jet to Rio for deepwater oil sale

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 27 Brazil will auction eight blocks in its coveted deepwater oil region on Friday, a prospect that has lured top executives from the world's biggest oil companies to Rio de Janeiro for the bidding round.

Oct 26 2017

Petrobras expects bidding for all pre-salt oil blocks on Friday

RIO DE JANEIRO The world's top energy companies will compete fiercely for deepwater oilfields Brazil will auction on Friday and all eight pre-salt blocks are likely to be awarded, according to the head of state-run oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

Oct 25 2017

Shell says can pump oil from Brazil's pre-salt fields below $40/bbl

RIO DE JANEIRO Royal Dutch Shell will participate in Brazil's deepwater oilfield auction on Friday and is confident it can pump oil from the fields on offer for less than $40 a barrel, a top Shell executive said.

May 17 2017

Exclusive: Petrobras turnaround could yield first dividend in years in 2017

NEW YORK Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras will pay its first shareholder dividend in three years if the company turns a profit in 2017, Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said on Wednesday. | Video

Oct 04 2016

OPEC sights set for now on $50-60 per barrel oil: PIRA's Ross

NEW YORK OPEC producers have their sights set on a sustained oil price of $50-$60 per barrel, a modest ambition for the first cut in supply by the oil exporting group in eight years, says one of the industry's top forecasters.

Sep 18 2016

New York City shaken by 'intentional' explosion, 29 injured

NEW YORK, Sept 18 An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, authorities said, adding that they are investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to any terror organization.

Aug 07 2016

Tourism, infrastructure to support Thailand's economy this year: BOT Governor

BANGKOK Thailand's record tourist arrivals and public works spending are expected to offset weak domestic demand and global economic drag, keeping Southeast Asia's second-largest economy on course for 3.1 percent growth this year, the central bank governor told Reuters in an interview.

Aug 04 2016

Former Thai PM Thaksin says charter a 'folly' ahead of referendum

BANGKOK Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Thursday criticized a military-backed draft constitution as a "folly" that would perpetuate the power of the ruling junta and make it impossible for future elected governments to rule.

Jul 29 2016

China, Laos say rail project to go ahead, pending environment study

VIENTIANE China and Laos are both committed to a high-speed rail project linking the Chinese southwestern city of Kunming with the Lao capital of Vientiane, officials from both countries said this week, and the project will go ahead despite delays.

Jul 27 2016

U.S. says backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

VIENTIANE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month.

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