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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MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE Takeover interest in Australia's Santos , a company that not long ago was drowning in debt, shines a spotlight on a burgeoning hotspot for oil and gas producers: Papua New Guinea.
SINGAPORE, Nov 17 Oil prices steadied on Friday after recent declines, but were were on track for their first weekly fall in six weeks as concerns about surging U.S. supplies put a dent in the market's recent rally.
SINGAPORE, Nov 16 Oil markets on Thursday were weighed down by rising U.S. crude production and inventories, but prices were prevented from falling by expectations that OPEC will extend an ongoing production cut during a meeting at the end of this month.
SINGAPORE The amount of oil stored on tankers around Singapore has dropped sharply in the last months, the latest indication that OPEC-led supply cuts are successfully tightening crude markets even as U.S. exports have soared.
SINGAPORE/BEIJING China is hoovering up liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes worldwide, pushing spot prices for the fuel above those for oil-indexed cargoes, as energy providers scramble to avoid a looming winter supply crunch.
BUSAN/SEOUL Sparks light up the night-shift at giant shipyards on Korea's southeast coast, as welders and fitters at some of the world's biggest marine engineers forge next-generation container ships, oil rigs and even ice-breaking tankers in a bid to clamber out of a global industry abyss.
NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE A ban on petroleum coke around the Indian capital of New Delhi starting from Wednesday will require the country to raise its imports of coal to replace the fuel, just as Asia is heading into the tightest market conditions for coal in years.
SINGAPORE, Oct 31 The cargo exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Australia's Wheatstone project has left for Japan, Chevron said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT Financial trading of thermal coal has virtually ceased in Asia as a result of the woes at one major trading house and the growing dominance of another, despite the region being by far the world's biggest consumer of the fuel.
SINGAPORE/SYDNEY Asian thermal coal markets look set to tighten in the upcoming peak-demand heating season in the region's north as utilities are yet to stock up on the commodity, likely sparking a wave of orders once the first cold spell bites.
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