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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

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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.

19 Jan 2018

Saudi's refined oil exports offset crude curbs

LONDON, Jan 19 The share of Saudi Arabia's exports of refined oil products steadily rose throughout 2017, offsetting a drop in overseas crude oil sales as the kingdom complied with a global supply pact, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

19 Jan 2018

Trans-Atlantic fuel market in January: Ships passing in the night

LONDON/NEW YORK A cold blast that hit the U.S. East Coast has upended the diesel market, as fully-laden tankers criss-crossed the Atlantic to deliver fuel to both sides of the ocean, and various shippers attempted to take advantage of ever-changing market conditions.

18 Jan 2018

EnQuest seeks buyers for stake in North Sea Kraken field

LONDON North Sea-focused oil and gas producer EnQuest has hired investment bank Jefferies to advise on a sale of a 20 percent stake in its recently-started Kraken field, according to a document seen by Reuters.

16 Jan 2018

BP Deepwater Horizon costs balloon to $65 billion

LONDON BP said on Tuesday it would take a new charge over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill after again raising estimates for outstanding claims, lifting total costs to around $65 billion (£47.3 billion). | Video

15 Jan 2018

Shell ventures back into solar

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell agreed on Monday to acquire a stake in a U.S. solar company, 12 years after exiting the sector, in the latest in a series of deals to grow beyond its core oil and gas business.

15 Jan 2018

Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

LONDON Oil hovered near a three-year high of $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of "red flags" due to surging U.S. production.

15 Jan 2018

Shell OKs first UK North Sea project in six years

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell gave the green light on Monday for an expansion of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea, its first major new project in the ageing basin in six years.

11 Jan 2018

Too hot to handle? Shell's Gaza gas field sale hits problems

LONDON It may prove to be Royal Dutch Shell's hardest sell. The Anglo-Dutch group is struggling to find a buyer for its gas field off the Gaza Strip, even among energy companies long used to dealing with projects fraught with political and security risks.

11 Jan 2018

Premier Oil to focus on repaying debt as production rises

LONDON Premier Oil will keep spending tight and focus on paying down debt in 2018 even as higher oil prices and a 10 percent increase in output help it shake off a three-year downturn, the chief executive said on Thursday.

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