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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

Jul 11 2018

Viva Energy prices at low end for Australia's biggest IPO in four years - sources

MELBOURNE The float of Viva Energy, led by global energy trader Vitol, has been priced at the bottom of an indicated range, valuing the Australian oil refiner and marketer at A$4.86 billion (2.71 billion pounds), two fund managers said on Wednesday.

Jul 02 2018

Importing LNG to Australia's southeast faces cost hurdles - government

MELBOURNE, July 2 Plans to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Australia, the world's second largest LNG exporter, could help cap soaring local gas prices, although the economics might not work, the Australian government said on Monday.

Jun 24 2018

All about the gas: Australia primed for more M&A

MELBOURNE Private equity firms are expected to drive a wave of merger activity in Australia's gas sector, hunting for bargains amid soaring demand in China, rising domestic prices and a broader oil market recovery.

Jun 19 2018

Vitol launches Viva Energy float, Australia's biggest in four years

MELBOURNE Global energy trader Vitol kicked off the planned A$5 billion ($3.7 billion) float of its Australian refinery and fuel supply network Viva Energy on Wednesday, in what would be the country's biggest initial public offering in four years.

Jun 15 2018

Pipe dream? Chevron, Woodside vie to shape Australia's LNG sector

MELBOURNE After spending a decade and billions of dollars developing Australia's vast gas reserves, U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp and local firm Woodside Petroleum are at odds over the pace and timing of the next leg of expansion.

Jun 13 2018

Hong Kong's CKI launches $9.8 billion bid for Australia's top gas transporter

MELBOURNE Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure Holdings has made a A$12.98 billion ($9.8 billion) takeover offer for Australia's biggest gas pipeline company, APA Group , offering a hefty 33 percent premium to tap into a tight gas market.

May 31 2018

New Zealand push on clean power comes with high political, economic risks

WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE New Zealand has set out to burnish its clean, green image by becoming Asia Pacific's first developed economy to stop using fossil fuels to generate power, although the pitfalls encountered by a Maori iwi, or tribe, may signal trouble ahead.

May 30 2018

Lone Star bets on China in $401 million bid for Australia's Sino Gas & Energy

Australia's Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Ltd agreed on Wednesday to a A$530 million ($401 million) takeover offer from U.S. private equity firm Lone Star, saying the risks the company faces in China justified putting the bid to a vote.

May 29 2018

How the world's biggest private equity oil and gas industry bid collapsed

MELBOURNE Blame it on Trump, Iran or Venezuela. Rising oil prices combined with a heavy debt load killed the world's biggest private equity oil and gas industry deal last week.

May 23 2018

Woodside looks to speed up Scarborough gas development off Australia

MELBOURNE Australia's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Woodside Petroleum on Wednesday outlined plans to accelerate and expand its Scarborough gas project off northwestern Australia, now expected to cost $10 billion.


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