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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

04 Oct 2017

Offshore rig firms see end to worst downturn in history

OSLO Demand for offshore rig rental globally is starting to recover from its worst ever downturn, led by oil firms' growing demand for harsh-environment exploration and triggering multi-billion dollar tie-ups among drillers hoping to profit, executives said.

12 Sep 2017

Norway's right-wing government wins re-election fought on oil, tax

OSLO Norway's tax-cutting Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg declared victory on Tuesday after a parliamentary election, narrowly defeating a Labour-led opposition with her promises of steady management of the oil-dependent economy. | Video

10 Jun 2016

BP and Det norske agree $1.3 billion Norwegian oil merger

OSLO/LONDON Oil companies BP and Det norske have agreed to merge their Norwegian businesses in a $1.3 billion (£0.9 billion) all-share deal to cut costs, challenge Statoil's dominance of the local industry and look for more acquisitions.

08 Apr 2016

Exclusive - Norway's high-yield bond market becomes latest casualty of oil turmoil

LONDON/OSLO Norway's multi-billion-dollar high-yield bond market has become the latest casualty of the oil industry slump, with looming debt defaults for firms that operate supply ships and drilling rigs set to hammer investors who bet on the once-booming business.

01 Mar 2016

Frontline says resolving Iran oil shipping insurance issues still months away

OSLO, March 1 Frontline, one of the world's largest independent tanker firms, says securing insurance for cargoes carrying oil from Iran is likely to take another two to three months, potentially limiting Iran's ability to quickly ramp up oil exports.

21 Jan 2016

Norway's Statoil, Det norske looking for more acquisitions

SANDEFJORD/OSLO, Norway Norwegian oil firms Statoil and Det norske are looking at more acquisitions after recent deals, their chief executives told Reuters, hunting for bargains after a plunge in energy prices.

07 Dec 2015

Owners must remove 60 oil drilling rigs to beat glut -analysts

OSLO Rig owners must mothball or scrap 60 additional drilling units to end a supply glut in the offshore oil and gas exploration market as low crude prices continue to push hire rates down towards the level of operating costs, industry analysts said.

01 Oct 2015

Norway must hike defence to counter Russian build-up - military chief

OSLO Norway needs to scale up and modernise its defence as Russia's military buildup in the Arctic is creating a more uncertain security situation, its military chief said on Thursday.

01 Oct 2015

Norway must hike defense to counter Russian build-up: military chief

OSLO Norway needs to scale up and modernize its defense as Russia's military buildup in the Arctic is creating a more uncertain security situation, its military chief said on Thursday.

29 Sep 2015

Volkswagen scandal may lead to rethink of Norway's new car tax

OSLO The scandal over Volkswagen's cheating of vehicle emissions tests may lead to a rethink of a new Norwegian tax proposal rewarding low emission cars, a key government ally told Reuters on Tuesday.

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