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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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15 Jun 2018

China surprises with threat on U.S. energy exports

Beijing surprised oil markets with threats to levy tariffs on imports of U.S. crude oil, natural gas and other energy products on Friday, just as China has risen to the top of the list of importers of oil from the United States.

14 Jun 2018

Potential Cushing bottleneck could increase U.S. oil discount

NEW YORK As the discount of U.S. crude to global benchmark Brent nears three-year highs, an emerging bottleneck at the key storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, is making U.S. futures vulnerable to a drop, traders and analysts said.

14 Jun 2018

Potential Cushing bottleneck could increase U.S. oil discount

NEW YORK, June 14 As the discount of U.S. crude to global benchmark Brent nears three-year highs, an emerging bottleneck at the key storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, is making U.S. futures vulnerable to a drop, traders and analysts said.

14 Jun 2018

Oil mixed as dollar gains and key OPEC meeting looms

NEW YORK Oil prices were mixed on Thursday, with Brent slipping and U.S. crude gaining, as a stronger dollar weighed and a key supply-setting meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries loomed.

14 Jun 2018

U.S. shale firms miss out on $70 oil after hedging at $55

NEW YORK Many top U.S. shale oil producers are missing out on the rally in oil prices to more than $70 a barrel - because they sold their oil through futures contracts at about $55 last year when that looked like a good deal. Now, it looks cheap.

12 Jun 2018

Oil mixed as OPEC cites uncertain market outlook for 2018

NEW YORK Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday, with U.S. crude settling higher before falling in post-settlement trading, and Brent slipping as investors prepared for a key meeting of the OPEC producer group next week.

11 Jun 2018

Oil near flat as OPEC supply hike appears less certain

NEW YORK Oil prices were little changed on Monday as comments from the Iraqi oil minister cast doubt as to whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would decide to boost output at its upcoming meeting.

04 Jun 2018

Oil falls 2 percent, U.S. crude hits lowest since early April

NEW YORK Oil prices fell about 2 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude touching its lowest level in nearly two months, breaking below technical support levels as investors kept selling amid growing U.S. production, possible global supply growth and nagging trade tensions.

01 Jun 2018

U.S. and Brent crude part ways, leaving market flummoxed over oil prices

NEW YORK/LONDON Global oil markets have been roiled by a surprising divergence between the world's major benchmarks, Brent crude and its U.S. counterpart, which in recent days have traded at odds with one another, wrongfooting investors betting on the exact opposite.

31 May 2018

U.S. and Brent crude part ways, leaving market flummoxed over oil prices

NEW YORK/LONDON, May 31 Global oil markets have been roiled by a surprising divergence between the world's major benchmarks, Brent crude and its U.S. counterpart, which in recent days have traded at odds with one another, wrongfooting investors betting on the exact opposite.

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