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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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20 Oct 2017

Oil prices flat; weak U.S. demand offsets Mideast tensions

NEW YORK Oil prices were flat on Friday in see-saw trade, under pressure from weak U.S. demand but drawing support from a sharp decline in Iraqi crude exports due to tensions in the Kurdistan region.

13 Oct 2017

Opportunity or disaster? Traders see choppy waters due to shipping sulfur cap

LONDON The world's top trading houses, among the most nimble entities in oil, say even they aren't sure how to stay a step ahead of a coming cut in shipping fuel sulfur.

11 Oct 2017

Libya's NOC moves to shield oil output from budget, security risks

LONDON Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is mobilizing key stakeholders to protect its output, which it said has been curtailed by it only receiving 25 percent of its 2017 budget.

10 Oct 2017

U.S. oil output may be set for last spike in 2018: Vitol

LONDON U.S. oil output could be set for a last spike in 2018 before growth flattens for a number of years as rising costs make a big chunk of production uneconomic, the head of top oil trader Vitol, Ian Taylor, told Reuters.

10 Oct 2017

OPEC can't 'afford to letup' as 2018 supplies rise: Gunvor CEO

LONDON The oil market is rebalancing but OPEC cannot "afford to letup" on its production cuts in the face of rising non-OPEC supplies next year, trading house Gunvor's CEO Torbjorn Tornqvist told Reuters.

04 Oct 2017

Libya's Sharara oilfield reopens after two-day shutdown: NOC

TRIPOLI/LONDON Production at Libya's giant Sharara oilfield resumed on Wednesday after an armed brigade forced a two-day shutdown, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

03 Oct 2017

OTC snaps up rival Oil Brokerage as consolidation heats up

LONDON Commodities broker OTC Europe has agreed to purchase rival Oil Brokerage in the latest consolidation in a sector squeezed by rising competition and smaller margins.

03 Oct 2017

OTC snaps up rival Oil Brokerage as consolidation heats up

LONDON, Oct 3 Commodities broker OTC Europe has agreed to purchase rival Oil Brokerage in the latest consolidation in a sector squeezed by rising competition and smaller margins.

21 Sep 2017

OPEC panel to discuss extending oil cut deal, tracking exports

VIENNA OPEC and non-OPEC nations meeting on Friday will discuss a possible extension of an oil supply cut deal to support prices and will consider monitoring exports to assess compliance.

01 Sep 2017

Storm Harvey opens up rare jet fuel exports from Europe to U.S.

LONDON Traders are shipping jet fuel from Europe to the United States, where Tropical Storm Harvey has sparked concern over possible shortages of the aviation fuel.

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