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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

10 Aug 2018

IEA says calm in oil markets could be short-lived

MOSCOW Oil markets have entered a brief period of calm but a storm might be looming later this year when new U.S. sanctions are poised to slash supplies of Iranian oil, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

06 Aug 2018

New wave of mega LNG projects is approaching

LONDON A new race to build multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants is gaining momentum after a long hiatus in investments as energy giants sense a widening supply gap within five years.

19 Jul 2018

Asia oil buyers snap up cargoes from Europe, Africa after Brent prices fall

SINGAPORE/LONDON Asian crude oil buyers are booking cargoes from Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa after a sharp drop in Brent crude's value against Middle East benchmark grade Dubai made the shipments profitable, industry sources said on Thursday.

15 Jul 2018

U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders - and it's costly

LONDON/NEW YORK The world's biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of U.S. light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging U.S production upends the market.

06 Jul 2018

Trafigura promotes Luckock, Gillon to co-heads of oil

LONDON Trading house Trafigura has promoted its two co-heads of risk, Ben Luckock and Robert Gillon, to become co-heads of oil, trading sources said, in a gradual transition of power from veteran oil chief, Jose Larocca.

03 Jul 2018

Qatar to buy New York's Plaza Hotel for $600 million: source

LONDON The tiny but ultra-rich Gulf state of Qatar has agreed to buy one of New York's most iconic buildings, the Plaza Hotel, for around $600 million, adding a development that was once owned by U.S. President Donald Trump to its luxury property portfolio.

29 Jun 2018

Spooked by Trump, Europe's Iranian oil purchases set to plummet

LONDON European refiners are cutting purchases of Iranian oil faster than expected as the U.S. prepares to reimpose sanctions on Iran, threatening a more severe impact than the last round of punitive measures in 2012 even though the EU has not joined in.

28 Jun 2018

Saudi-Russian axis rules oil markets as Trump fights Iran

DUBAI/LONDON Iran may be Russia's ally in the Syrian conflict but when it comes to oil, Tehran's arch-enemy Saudi Arabia takes precedence - if last week's OPEC meeting in Vienna is anything to go by.

25 Jun 2018

Russia-Saudi oil cooperation to bring stability to markets - RDIF's Dmitriev

VIENNA The joint deal by OPEC and other oil-producing allies to raise output demonstrates the strength of the Russia-Saudi energy alliance, which will help stabilize the market for many years to come, the head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Monday.

20 Jun 2018

For OPEC, oil tariff spat is short-term gain, long-term pain

VIENNA OPEC, which has lost Chinese market share to U.S. oil producers, should in theory view a tariff spat between Beijing and Washington as a boon.

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