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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

Feb 20 2018

Australia's Santos profit soars, flags China LNG sales push

MELBOURNE Santos Ltd, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, reported a more-than-fivefold rise in annual underlying profit on Wednesday, and flagged it may soon be in a position to revive its dividend and embark on growth.

Feb 20 2018

Papua New Guinea LNG partners set plans for big expansion

MELBOURNE Global giants ExxonMobil Corp and France's Total SA have reached broad agreement on plans to double gas exports from Papua New Guinea, their partner Oil Search Ltd said on Tuesday.

Feb 14 2018

Australia's Woodside to raise $2 billion, look to offshore gas project for growth

MELBOURNE Woodside Petroleum, Australia's biggest independent gas and oil producer, launched a surprise A$2.5 billion ($1.96 billion) share sale on Wednesday to raise funds to take control of and develop a long-stranded gas field off the country's west coast.

Feb 14 2018

Australia's Woodside lashes out at South Korea's KOGAS over disputed LNG contract

MELBOURNE Australia's Woodside Petroleum on Wednesday lashed out at Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) over a dispute it has with the South Korean company, saying KOGAS owes it money for an expired liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract from the North West Shelf Project.

Feb 12 2018

Rail fight threatens coal giants' Australian exports

MELBOURNE Australia's top coal hauler, Aurizon Holdings Ltd, is on course for a showdown with the world's biggest coal exporters after a regulator capped the revenue it can charge at A$1 billion ($783 million) less than the company sought.

Feb 05 2018

February the real test for Australia's shaky power supply

MELBOURNE Australia's strained power supply grid has largely withstood soaring temperatures this summer, but a year after the nation's biggest city, Sydney, was hit by blackouts, the real test comes this month.

Feb 01 2018

In the shadow of oil, coal markets rise from the ashes

SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE Far from entering the death throes predicted by some environmentalists and analysts, thermal coal miners are enjoying their best returns in years as strong Asian demand and tight supplies send prices soaring.

Jan 30 2018

Australia's AWE serves Mineral Resources notice to match Mitsui offer

AWE Ltd has given suitor Mineral Resources three days to match a A$594 million ($480 million) takeover offer from Mitsui & Co, or it will back the Japanese bid as a superior offer.

Jan 28 2018

Japan's Mitsui heats up bidding war for Australian gas producer AWE

Japan's Mitsui & Co has made a $481 million offer to buy Australia's AWE Ltd, trumping bids from two other companies that are vying for a stake in a promising onshore gas field.

Dec 22 2017

Australian PM says nine foreigners among those hurt when driver plows into crowd

MELBOURNE Nearly half the 19 people injured when a driver with no known extremist links plowed into pedestrians in the southern city of Melbourne were foreign nationals, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday. | Video

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