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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

23 Jan 2018

Oil jumps as Brent tops $70, with inventory data on tap

NEW YORK Oil rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with benchmark Brent crude hitting $70 a barrel for the first time in a week, boosted by healthy world economic growth prospects and expectations for continued production curbs by OPEC, Russia and their allies.

17 Jan 2018

Oil rises ahead of U.S. weekly inventory figures

NEW YORK Oil prices ended higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. government data that was expected to show a ninth straight weekly drawdown in crude inventories.

12 Jan 2018

Oil adds to rally, heads for fourth week of gains

NEW YORK Oil prices rose for a sixth day on Friday after Russia's oil minister said that global crude supplies were "not balanced yet," alleviating market concerns about a wind-down of the OPEC-led deal to reduce production.

10 Jan 2018

U.S. crude inventory fall buoys oil, worries about rally persist

NEW YORK Crude oil prices jumped on Wednesday and settled near three-year highs after U.S. government data showed a drop in crude inventories and production, even as fuel inventories rose. | Video

05 Jan 2018

Oil at highest since 2015 on inventory drawdown, Iran unrest

NEW YORK Oil rose on Thursday to its highest since May 2015, on concern about supply risks due to unrest in Iran and another decline in U.S. inventories as refining activity hit a 12-year high. | Video

04 Jan 2018

U.S. oil stocks down, fuel inventories up sharply

U.S. crude stocks fell last week as refiners boosted activity to the highest rate since 2005, while stocks of distillates, which include diesel and jet fuel, rose by the most in a year, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday.

04 Jan 2018

Oil at highest in two-and-a-half years on Iran tensions, strong demand

LONDON/NEW YORK Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Wednesday to the highest in 2-1/2 years, with buying spurred by a sixth day of unrest in OPEC member Iran and strong economic data from the United States and Germany.

28 Dec 2017

Oil prices stay near high on strong U.S. refinery runs, China data

NEW YORK Oil prices edged up on Thursday, remaining near 2-1/2-year highs after data showed strong demand for crude imports in China and on increased U.S. refining activity that drew more crude from inventories.

20 Dec 2017

Fall in U.S. crude stocks, North Sea outage supports prices

NEW YORK Crude prices rose on Wednesday, supported by a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline system.

20 Dec 2017

Crude stocks drop more than expected - EIA

U.S. crude stocks fell last week, while gasoline stocks increased and distillate inventories rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

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