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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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Britain's biggest oil pipeline shut 'for weeks' for repairs

LONDON Britain's largest oil pipeline could shut down for weeks for unscheduled repair work, sending the price of crude to new two-year highs and triggering a steep rally in natural gas prices, just as a cold snap sweeps the country.

14 Nov 2017

Warmer weather, rising non-OPEC output threaten oil market balance

LONDON Global oil demand growth looks likely to increase more slowly over the coming months, as warmer temperatures cut consumption, which may tilt the market back into surplus in the first half of next year, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

07 Nov 2017

Oil bull is overcooked but just go with it, say technical analysts

LONDON An 18 percent rise in oil prices in just five weeks to $65 a barrel should mean the bull run is on its last legs but technical analysts say there is still more strength ahead due to geopolitical tension and tightening crude supply.

06 Nov 2017

Oil options signal Brent bulls are not having it all their own way

LONDON Brent crude options show the market still has to win over the die-hard sceptics, even as investors are betting more heavily than ever before that the price break above $60 a barrel might be the start of a bigger move higher.

25 Oct 2017

Has Saudi defused the first oil 'taper tantrum'?

LONDON Saudi Arabia's renewed pledge to do whatever it takes to cut the global overhang of unused oil has helped head off a reversal in price premiums in Brent crude futures as the end of an OPEC-led deal to cut crude production looms in March.

24 Oct 2017

GRAPHIC-Fund bulls hold nerve on oil price as futures market wavers

LONDON, Oct 24 Hedge funds have stuck to their bet that oil prices will extend gains, even though the futures market shows some investors are losing faith in a rebalancing of supply and demand.

12 Oct 2017

Global oil market seen balanced in 2018, even with rising output - IEA

LONDON Global supply and demand for crude oil will be largely balanced next year, as growth in consumption helps erode a three-year-old overhang of unused fuel and should mostly offset a steep rise in output, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

11 Oct 2017

Glencore says global demand robust enough to soak up U.S. oil

LONDON U.S. oil exports are pouring into the market at a record pace, but the world's second largest crude trader Glencore believes demand will be strong enough to absorb the volumes along with those from competitors in the North Sea and West Africa, thanks in part to China. U.S. oil exports hit an all-time high near 2 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, equal to the daily output of the entire North Sea, joining the fight for market share from Poland to India, but Glencore's head of oil trading Alex Beard says demand for crude is strong enough to take the extra barrels without excessive pain.

10 Oct 2017

U.S. oil output may be set for last spike in 2018: Vitol

LONDON U.S. oil output could be set for a last spike in 2018 before growth flattens for a number of years as rising costs make a big chunk of production uneconomic, the head of top oil trader Vitol, Ian Taylor, told Reuters.

10 Oct 2017

Gunvor to grow shipping, targets ventures with partners

LONDON One of the world's largest oil traders, Gunvor Group, plans to grow via ventures and could acquire stakes in businesses such as shipping or refining with partners, its founder Torbjorn Tornqvist told Reuters.

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