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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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13 Dec 2017

Oil settles lower after rally on pipeline outage; Brent premium narrows

HOUSTON Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday, as traders took profits after prices surged early to a two-year high on an unplanned closure of the pipeline that carries the largest North Sea crude oil grade.

01 Dec 2017

Texas oil production drops 15 pct in September vs year ago -RRC

HOUSTON, Dec 1 Hurricane Harvey knocked crude output in Texas 15 percent lower in September compared to a year earlier, preliminary statistics released on Friday by the state's energy regulator showed. * Texas pumped 69.2 million barrels of oil in September compared with an adjusted 81.3 million barrels a year ago * Average daily production in September was 2.31 million barrels, compared to an average 2.38 million barrels a year ago * Oil production in September came from 179,660 wells * Midland County, home to the Permian shale basin, was the state's top producer in September with 7.66 million barrels of oil. Karnes County, home to the Eagle Ford shale, was second with 5 million barrels of oil, the state reported (Reporting by Bryan Sims Editing by Sandra Maler)

29 Nov 2017

Rising U.S. propane exports to Asia widen heating-value spread

HOUSTON Propane is trading at its widest premium to butane on a heating value basis in four years as strong U.S. exports combined with expectations of a colder U.S. winter than a year ago have tightened inventories.

29 Nov 2017

Rising U.S. propane exports to Asia widen heating-value spread

HOUSTON, Nov 29 Propane is trading at its widest premium to butane on a heating value basis in four years as strong U.S. exports combined with expectations of a colder U.S. winter than a year ago have tightened inventories.

16 Nov 2017

Offshore oil service firms dominate North American energy bankruptcies

HOUSTON Offshore oil drilling and service companies, hurt by the energy industry's shift to lower-cost shale and away from deepwater projects, are dominating the year's energy bankruptcies in North America, according to law firm Haynes and Boone.

15 Nov 2017

About 75,000 bpd of Gulf oil output still shut after Shell fire

HOUSTON A combined 75,206 barrels per day (bpd) of oil and 215,122 million cubic feet per day of natural gas production are shut-in at four platforms in the wake of a Nov. 8 fire at Royal Dutch Shell's Enchilada platform, according to U.S. government data.

30 Oct 2017

U.S. oil exports boom, putting infrastructure to the test

NEW YORK/HOUSTON Tankers carrying record levels of crude are leaving in droves from Texas and Louisiana ports, and more growth in the fledgling U.S. oil export market may before long test the limits of infrastructure like pipelines, dock space and ship traffic.

30 Oct 2017

U.S. oil exports boom, putting infrastructure to the test

NEW YORK/HOUSTON Tankers carrying record levels of crude are leaving in droves from Texas and Louisiana ports, and more growth in the fledgling U.S. oil export market may before long test the limits of infrastructure like pipelines, dock space and ship traffic.

24 Oct 2017

U.S. Interior Dept. sets Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease auction for March

HOUSTON The U.S. Interior Department said it will hold its largest offshore auction to date, nearly 77 million acres, to energy companies in March 2018 to conduct oil and gas development.

20 Oct 2017

U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.

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