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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

16 May 2018

OPEC sees oil rally towards $80 as short-term spike, not supply-driven

LONDON/DUBAI OPEC sees oil's rally towards $80 a barrel as a short-term spike driven by geopolitics rather than any supply shortage, four OPEC delegates said, a sign the group is not rushing yet to rethink its supply-cutting agreement.

16 May 2018

OPEC sees oil rally towards $80 as short-term spike, not supply-driven

LONDON/DUBAI OPEC sees oil's rally towards $80 a barrel as a short-term spike driven by geopolitics rather than any supply shortage, four OPEC delegates said, a sign the group is not rushing yet to rethink its supply-cutting agreement.

14 May 2018

With glut almost gone, OPEC still cuts more than oil pact demands

LONDON A global oil glut has been virtually eliminated, figures published by OPEC showed on Monday, thanks to an OPEC-led pact to cut supplies that has been in place since January 2017 and due to rising global demand.

10 May 2018

OPEC in no hurry to decide if extra oil needed to offset Iran: sources

LONDON/DUBAI OPEC is in no hurry to decide whether to pump more oil to make up for an expected drop in exports from Iran after the imposition of new U.S. sanctions, four sources familiar with the issue said, saying any loss in supply would take time.

10 May 2018

OPEC in no hurry to decide if extra oil needed to offset Iran - sources

LONDON/DUBAI OPEC is in no hurry to decide whether to pump more oil to make up for an expected drop in exports from Iran after the imposition of new U.S. sanctions, four sources familiar with the issue said, saying any loss in supply would take time.

08 May 2018

OPEC, awaiting Trump Iran decision, to keep working for stable oil market

LONDON OPEC-led efforts to stabilise the oil market will be maintained, OPEC's secretary general said on Tuesday when asked about the consequences if the United States exits a nuclear agreement with OPEC member Iran.

04 May 2018

UK oil terminal closure delays Brent cargoes in May, June - sources

LONDON North Sea Brent crude cargoes for loading in May and June have been delayed due to the shutdown at the UK's Sullom Voe oil terminal, trade sources said on Friday, slowing supply of the crude which helps underpin a global pricing benchmark.

30 Apr 2018

OPEC April oil output hits year low on Venezuela slide: Reuters survey

LONDON OPEC oil output fell in April to a one-year low due to declining production in Venezuela and lower shipments from African producers, a Reuters survey found, sending compliance with a supply-cutting deal to another record.

29 Apr 2018

Audit finds Aramco oil reserves slightly higher than reported - sources

DUBAI/LONDON An audit of Saudi Aramco's oil reserves - an essential part of the preparatory work for its planned initial public offering - has found the state oil giant to have higher reserves than it previously reported, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

20 Apr 2018

Trump's tweet gatecrashes OPEC's celebration

JEDDAH/LONDON With oil prices hitting $75 per barrel, it was meant to be one of the smoothest meetings OPEC has had in recent years.

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