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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KEMEROVO, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.
UST-LUGA/PRIMORSK, Russia Russia plans to sharply increase fuel exports and carve out a larger share of the European market following an extensive $55 billion modernization of its refineries, companies' plans and analysts' reports show.
MOSCOW/KIEV Russia's Energy Ministry said on Saturday that gas giant Gazprom's intention to terminate contracts with Ukraine poses no immediate threat to natural gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine.
MOSCOW/KIEV Russia's Gazprom said on Friday it would terminate its gas contracts with Ukraine after it lost a court case, escalating a dispute which has left Ukraine struggling to stay warm and which the EU said could threaten gas flows to Europe.
MOSCOW/KIEV Kiev and Moscow plunged into a new gas dispute on Thursday after Russia's Gazprom unexpectedly decided not to restart supplies, forcing Ukraine to cut usage despite freezing weather.
HOUSTON/MOSCOW Exxon Mobil Corp will exit some joint ventures with Russia's Rosneft , citing Western sanctions first imposed in 2014, in a move that the Russian company said would result in serious losses for its U.S. partner.
MOSCOW, Feb 27 Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank, has loaned oil pipeline monopoly Transneft over 100 billion roubles ($1.80 billion) under an out of court settlement, two banking sources familiar with the agreement told Reuters.
MOSCOW Turkey has yet to issue a permit for Russia's Gazprom to start building the land-based part of the TurkStream gas pipeline, three sources familiar with the matter said, stoking fears the strategically important project will be delayed.
(This version of the February 15 story corrects pipe diameters to 53 centimeters, not 5.3 meters, in paragraph 7)
MOSCOW Russia's energy minister and senior executives from Russian oil majors discussed the quality of Russian oil on Tuesday, a day after Reuters reported some European refiners are threatening to cut purchases due to worsening quality.