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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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14 Feb 2018

Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

LONDON/YENAGOA, Nigeria The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria's Delta region.

08 Feb 2018

Diesel tankers from Middle East, India make rare voyages to NY

NEW YORK/LONDON About a half dozen tankers carrying diesel from the Middle East and India are making rare journeys to New York, including the first cargo from Qatar in two years, as shippers take advantage of recent three-year highs for U.S. diesel prices.

08 Feb 2018

Texas flood: U.S. oil exports pour into markets worldwide

NEW YORK/LONDON/SINGAPORE In the two years since Washington lifted a 40-year ban on oil exports, tankers filled with U.S. crude have landed in more than 30 countries, ranging from massive economies like China and India to tiny Togo.

07 Feb 2018

Britain's biggest oil pipeline shut for second time in two months

LONDON Britain's biggest and most important oil and gas pipeline Forties was shut for a second time in two months on Wednesday, raising concerns about the reliability of infrastructure behind the world's top oil benchmark.

07 Feb 2018

Nigeria's thirst for gasoline draws rare Suezmax cargo to West Africa

LONDON, Feb 7 Nigeria's push to keep its citizens stocked with fuel is drawing close to a million tonnes a month of gasoline from Europe - including now on a rare Suezmax vessel booked by Vitol.

02 Feb 2018

Indian buying helps offset drop in China's W.African oil appetite

Indian refineries booked the largest amount of West African oil to load per day in February since April 2015, helping to shore up a decline in Chinese buying, a Reuters survey of vessel fixtures and traders showed on Friday.

01 Feb 2018

Sonangol to award rare fuel import tender by mid-February

LONDON, Feb 1 Angolan state oil company Sonangol has issued a rare tender for refined fuels, it said on Thursday, in a move that will widen the number of traders in the OPEC member's domestic market.

22 Jan 2018

Crumbling refinery profits threaten OPEC-led crude rally

LONDON The recent OPEC-led rally in crude prices is hitting refinery profits hard, flashing warning signs over oil's bull run.

18 Jan 2018

Nigeria sues JP Morgan for $875 million over Malabu oilfield deal

LONDON Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country's former oil minister.

18 Dec 2017

Nigeria's rush for petrol could save Europe's sagging margins

LONDON, Dec 18 Nigeria's rush to keep its citizens supplied with fuel is expected to boost purchases of European gasoline in December, offering a potential respite to European refineries and storage terminals threatened by an oversupply that has battered margins.

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