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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

22 Jun 2017

Canada's Cenovus facing tough market for critical asset sales

CALGARY, Alberta Cenovus Energy Inc's efforts to sell C$5 billion ($3.8 billion) of energy assets, already facing a rocky road because weak oil prices are depressing the appetite for deals, has become complicated by the surprise departure of its chief executive officer, fund managers said.

21 Jun 2017

Michigan fires contractor doing Enbridge oil pipeline risk analysis

CALGARY, Alberta Michigan said on Wednesday it has fired a consultant after state officials discovered a conflict of interest with an employee of the company conducting an independent analysis on the risks of an oil spill from Calgary-based Enbridge Inc's Line 5 pipeline in the Great Lakes.

21 Jun 2017

Cenovus to replace CEO, plans asset sales after unpopular deal

CALGARY, Alberta Cenovus Energy Inc said on Tuesday it would replace Chief Executive Brian Ferguson, who championed an unpopular purchase of western Canadian oil sands assets, and its shares tumbled nearly 9 percent.

20 Jun 2017

Innovators toil to revive Canada oil sands as majors exit

CALGARY, Alberta/HOUSTON In the boreal forests and on the remote prairies of Alberta, a handful of firms are running pilot projects they hope will end a two-decade drought in innovation and stem the exodus of top global energy firms from Canada's oil sands.

14 Jun 2017

Synthetic crude rises on extended Syncrude oil sands cuts

CALGARY, Alberta, June 14 The price of oil sands synthetic crude strengthened on Wednesday after the majority owner in the Syncrude oil sands project in northern Alberta said maintenance on the facility had been extended.

08 Jun 2017

Syncrude Canada makes further cuts to June output forecast: sources

CALGARY, Alberta/NEW YORK Canadian synthetic crude differentials strengthened on Thursday, as market sources said June production forecasts at the Syncrude oil sands project in northern Alberta were trimmed yet again.

08 Jun 2017

Canada invites Chinese investment in oil sands: minister

CALGARY, Alberta The Canadian government is inviting Chinese investment in its oil sands sector, Canada Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on Thursday, following a torrid six months in which $22.5 billion in foreign capital fled the embattled sector.

08 Jun 2017

Canada sees opportunities for Chinese investment in oil sands - minister

CALGARY, Alberta, June 8 Canada believes there are opportunities for Chinese investment in the Alberta oil sands, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on Thursday, adding the government would welcome investment in the sector from any nation.

02 Jun 2017

Cardinal Energy shares fall after buying Apache Corp assets

CALGARY, Alberta Cardinal Energy Ltd shares dived on Friday after the Canadian oil company agreed to pay C$330 million ($244 million) to buy light oil assets from Apache Corp in a deal worth roughly two-thirds of its market capital.

01 Jun 2017

Apache sells Canadian oil assets to Cardinal for C$330 million

CALGARY, Alberta U.S. oil and gas producer Apache Corp is selling Canadian light oil assets to Canada's Cardinal Energy Ltd to focus on high-growth areas like the Permian basin shale play, an Apache spokesman said on Thursday.

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