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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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09 Nov 2017

'We're engaged': Alaska gets China backing for natural gas project

BEIJING China's biggest state oil company Sinopec, one of the country's top banks and its sovereign wealth fund agreed on Thursday to develop a $43 billion natural gas project in Alaska, as the cash-poor U.S. state seeks to revive its dwindling energy industry.

06 Nov 2017

No joke: China's war on pollution roils world's top pig farming sector

ZHOUCUN, China When Zhang Faqing received a letter from the government last December ordering him to close his pig farm on the outskirts of Beijing with just two weeks notice, he thought it was a joke.

05 Nov 2017

No joke: China's war on pollution roils world's top pig farming sector

ZHOUCUN, China When Zhang Faqing received a letter from the government last December ordering him to close his pig farm on the outskirts of Beijing with just two weeks notice, he thought it was a joke.

27 Oct 2017

Hot air? U.S. gas exporters rush to sell LNG to China

BEIJING U.S. gas exporters and traders are aiming to grab a bigger chunk of the lucrative, growing business of exporting gas to China, the world's third-largest buyer, when they accompany Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to China next month.

27 Oct 2017

Hot air? U.S. gas exporters rush to sell LNG to China

BEIJING U.S. gas exporters and traders are aiming to grab a bigger chunk of the lucrative, growing business of exporting gas to China, the world's third-largest buyer, when they accompany Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to China next month.

27 Oct 2017

China's small coal miners weakened even as prices soar: association

BEIJING China's small coal miners are still losing money and struggling to pay off debt after being ordered to shut inefficient, outdated operations and forced to miss out on a historic price rally, a senior industry official said.

24 Oct 2017

China lead, iron ore imports from North Korea sink after U.N. sanctions

BEIJING China's imports of iron ore and lead concentrate from North Korea plunged to their lowest in more than six years, while coal arrivals fell sharply after the United Nations' latest sanctions against the isolated nation, data showed on Tuesday.

19 Oct 2017

China's bold gas plan may threaten winter power supplies

BEIJING China has ordered state oil companies to speed up the construction of pipelines to move natural gas to homes and factories, underscoring worries that the country's insufficient infrastructure could cause power outages during the peak winter demand period.

03 Oct 2017

China's northern cities face soot-free winter with gas revolution

XIAOZHANGWAN, China As freezing winds whip across northern China this winter, Yao Guanghui is happy he'll have one less chore to do: feeding the coal furnace that has long heated his small house on the outskirts of Beijing.

26 Sep 2017

China's fuel exports to North Korea slow again, but coal imports return - customs

BEIJING China's fuel exports to North Korea fell in August, along with iron ore imports from the isolated nation, as trade slowed after the United Nations' latest sanctions, but coal shipments resumed after a five-month hiatus, customs data showed on Tuesday.

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