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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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21 Jun 2013

INTERVIEW-Gazprom set to compete in Asia LNG market -export chief

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 21 Gazprom is ready to take on potential Russian and Australian rivals for Asia's ballooning liquefied natural gas market, its export chief said after President Vladimir Putin signalled an end to its exclusive right to export LNG.

20 Jun 2013

BP looks at tough onshore Russian projects with Rosneft

ST PETERSBURG BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said the British major would look at direct participation in "really difficult" Russian onshore oil ventures with Rosneft , which already has an exploration deal with ExxonMobil .

10 Jun 2013

TNK-BP veteran Muir heads up Alfa investment vehicle-sources

LONDON/MOSCOW, June 10 A vehicle to reinvest nearly $14 billion earned by two Russian billionaires from their stake in TNK-BP will be headed by Jonathan Muir, who as the oil venture's finance chief managed billions in dividend flows, three sources said.

03 Jun 2013

Rosneft in no rush to sell assets: CFO

MOSCOW/LONDON Russia's Rosneft is under no pressure to sell assets to fund debt repayments and will decide how to streamline its business once cost savings from a takeover of rival TNK-BP become clear, its finance chief said on Monday.

31 May 2013

Banks in the dark over $15 billion of promised Rosneft M&A business

LONDON/MOSCOW Banks that helped Russian oil company Rosneft finance its $55 billion buyout of rival TNK-BP have been left waiting for their payback - a share in $15 billion in asset sales expected to follow the deal, sources familiar with matter said.

31 May 2013

Banks in the dark over $15 billion of promised Rosneft M&A business

LONDON/MOSCOW Banks that helped Russian oil company Rosneft finance its $55 billion (36 billion pounds) buyout of rival TNK-BP have been left waiting for their payback - a share in $15 billion in asset sales expected to follow the deal, sources familiar with matter said.

31 May 2013

Banks in the dark over $15 bln of promised Rosneft M&A business

LONDON/MOSCOW, May 31 Banks that helped Russian oil company Rosneft finance its $55 billion buyout of rival TNK-BP have been left waiting for their payback - a share in $15 billion in asset sales expected to follow the deal, sources familiar with matter said.

28 May 2013

Rosneft to take over Russian gas firm Itera for $3 billion

MOSCOW Russia's state-controlled oil company Rosneft is planning to take over local gas firm Itera for $3 billion, two sources close to Rosneft said on Tuesday, strengthening its hand in challenging Gazprom's industry dominance.

28 May 2013

Rosneft to take over Russian gas firm Itera for $3 billion

MOSCOW Russia's state-controlled oil company Rosneft is planning to take over local gas firm Itera for $3 billion, two sources close to Rosneft said on Tuesday, strengthening its hand in challenging Gazprom's industry dominance.

18 Apr 2013

Book Talk: Russia's oil riches gained and lost as wheel of fortune turned

MOSCOW Some of the world's biggest fortunes were made and lost when the fall of the Soviet Union threw together a motley gang of brash young tycoons, hard-bitten oilmen and KGB veterans to scrabble for riches amidst the rubble of the Soviet oil industry.

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