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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

19 Feb 2018

Platts says Johan Sverdrup oil would be good for Brent benchmark

LONDON Oil pricing agency S&P Global Platts said production from the Johan Sverdrup oilfield would be suitable for its North Sea basket, making it potentially a sixth crude underpinning the Brent benchmark that prices most of the world's oil.

12 Feb 2018

OPEC sees higher 2018 oil demand, but more rival supply

LONDON OPEC said on Monday world oil demand would grow faster than expected in 2018 because of a healthy world economy, adding a tailwind to the producer group's effort to remove a supply glut by cutting output.

08 Feb 2018

North Sea Forties oil pipeline ramps up slowly after latest outage - sources

LONDON Oil and natural gas flows along Britain's biggest and most important oil pipeline, Forties, were ramping up slowly on Thursday as the system restarts after its second unplanned outage in two months, industry sources said.

01 Feb 2018

In Aramco IPO, China talks crucial for choice of listing venue - sources

LONDON/DUBAI Saudi Arabia wants to complete talks with strategic investors such as China, Japan and South Korea before deciding where to list shares in state oil company Saudi Aramco, three sources familiar with the discussions said.

31 Jan 2018

OPEC January oil output rises despite Venezuelan decline - survey

LONDON OPEC oil output has risen in January from an eight-month low as higher output from Nigeria and Saudi Arabia offset a further decline in Venezuela and strong compliance with a supply reduction pact, a Reuters survey found on Tuesday.

29 Jan 2018

Iraq to comply with OPEC deal despite oil export capacity rise - minister

LONDON Iraq will comply with the OPEC-led deal on reducing output even though Baghdad is working hard to increase its oil export capacity from the north and south of the country, its oil minister said on Monday.

19 Jan 2018

Forties on the rocks: how granite led to UK oil pipeline outage

LONDON The unplanned shutdown in December of Britain's biggest oil pipeline, Forties, which shut off supplies for more than two weeks and fired up global oil prices, had an unlikely cause: Scottish granite, its owner Ineos said.

18 Jan 2018

OPEC sees more oil supply from rivals, countering its cuts and Venezuelan woes

LONDON OPEC has raised its forecast for oil supply from non-member countries in 2018 as higher prices encourage U.S. shale drillers to pump more, offsetting an OPEC-led deal to clear a supply glut and a deepening plunge in Venezuelan production.

11 Jan 2018

Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO: sources

DUBAI/LONDON Saudi Arabia has shortlisted New York, London and Hong Kong - singly or in a combination of two or even all three - for the international portion of the listing of national oil company Aramco, two sources with knowledge of the discussions said.

09 Jan 2018

OPEC's cheer over 2018 oil rally tinged by shale worries

DUBAI/LONDON Oil's price rally this year to its highest since May 2015 may seem a source of glee for OPEC, but some in the producer group fear the gains could prompt shale companies to crank open their spigots and flood the market.

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