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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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21 Jun 2018

China to reduce U.S. oil imports post-September amid trade spat: sources

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Chinese oil buyers will keep taking crude from the United States through September, but plan to reduce future purchases to avoid a likely import tariff amid a trade spat between the world's two largest economies, multiple industry sources said.

15 Jun 2018

Venezuela oil exports to China slump, may hit lowest in nearly 8 years: sources, data

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China's imports of Venezuelan crude oil could sink to their lowest in nearly eight years in July as the OPEC producer struggles with shrinking output and mounting logistics issues, according to people familiar with the matter and shipping data.

15 Jun 2018

Venezuela oil exports to China slump, may hit lowest in nearly 8 years - sources, data

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China's imports of Venezuelan crude oil could sink to their lowest in nearly eight years in July as the OPEC producer struggles with shrinking output and mounting logistics issues, according to people familiar with the matter and shipping data.

12 Jun 2018

Saudi Arabia to supply full July crude oil volumes to some Asian buyers

SINGAPORE/TOKYO Saudi Arabia has informed five Asian refiners that it will supply full contractual volumes of crude oil in July, five sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

01 Jun 2018

Saudi Arabia may raise Asia official oil prices in July for a second month

SINGAPORE Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia may raise the official selling prices (OSP) for most of the crude grades it sells to Asia in July for a second month, possibly raising flagship Arab Light to its highest since February 2014, trade sources said on Friday.

30 May 2018

Chinese refiner Hengli to receive first Saudi crude oil by July: source

SINGAPORE Chinese private chemical producer Hengli Group [HLGRP.UL] will receive its first cargo of Saudi crude oil by July as it prepares a new refinery for trial runs to be held in October, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

28 May 2018

U.S. record oil exports bite into Russia, OPEC market share in Asia

SINGAPORE Record crude oil volumes exported from the United States will be heading to Asia in the next couple of months to take another piece of the market away from Russia and producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

23 May 2018

China signals to state giants - 'Buy American' oil and grains

SINGAPORE/BEIJING China will import record volumes of U.S. oil and is likely to ship more U.S. soy after Beijing signalled to state-run refiners and grains purchasers they should buy more to help ease tensions between the two top economies, trade sources said on Wednesday.

23 May 2018

China's Sinopec to boost U.S. crude imports to all-time high: sources

SINGAPORE Sinopec, Asia's largest refiner, will boost U.S. crude oil imports to an all-time high as China tries to reduce its trade deficit with the United States, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

21 May 2018

U.S. commodity exports to China to rise amid trade talks, but volumes are capped

SINGAPORE/BEIJING China has pledged to buy more U.S. goods to reduce America's huge trade deficit and help avoid exacerbating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies, with energy and commodities high on Washington's list of products for sale.

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