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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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Iraq, Orion sign deal to process gas from giant oilfield

BAGHDAD Iraq agreed a deal with U.S. energy company Orion on Monday to process natural gas extracted at its giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield.

18 Jan 2018

Iraq and BP sign deal to boost Kirkuk crude output - oil ministry

KIRKUK/BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with BP on Thursday to boost production capacity at its northern Kirkuk oilfields, the country's oil ministry said in a statement

14 Jan 2018

Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election, in alliance with Iran-backed group

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced he would stand for re-election on May 12 at the head of a cross-sectarian bloc, and received the support of a powerful Shi'ite group close to Iran.

04 Jan 2018

Iraq's Abadi in high-stakes plan to rein in Iranian-backed militias

BAGHDAD Under pressure from allies in the West, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is staking his career on reining in the Shi'ite militias that helped him defeat Islamic State.

25 Dec 2017

Iraq has not reached agreement with Exxon on southern oilfields: oil minister

BAGHDAD Iraq has not yet reached an agreement with Exxon Mobil on a multibillion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday.

25 Dec 2017

Iraqi oil minister says expects oil market to be in balance in first quarter

BAGHDAD Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday he was optimistic there would be a balance between supply and demand by the first quarter of 2018, leading to a boost in oil prices.

25 Dec 2017

Iraq has not reached agreement with Exxon on southern oilfields - oil minister

BAGHDAD Iraq has not yet reached an agreement with Exxon Mobil on a multibillion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday.

25 Dec 2017

Iraq has not reached agreement with Exxon on southern oilfields -oil minister

BAGHDAD, Dec 25 Iraq has not yet reached an agreement with Exxon Mobil on a multibillion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday.

24 Dec 2017

Iraq invites bids to build new Kirkuk export pipeline

BAGHDAD Iraq has given foreign energy companies a month to signal their interest in building a new export pipeline from the Kirkuk oilfields in the north of the country.

23 Dec 2017

Iraq aims to increase Nasiriya oilfield output to 200,000 bpd

BAGHDAD Iraq plans to increase production from its Nasiriya oilfield to 200,000 barrels per day from 90,000 bpd in the next few years without seeking assistance from international firms, the oil ministry said on Saturday.

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