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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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Indonesia's PLN boss denies links to power station graft case

JAKARTA The chief executive of Indonesian electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) denied wrongdoing on Monday after the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) searched his house for evidence in a power station graft probe.

12 Jul 2018

Freeport to cede control of Indonesian copper mine in $3.9 billion deal

By Wilda Asmarini, Bernadette Christina Munthe and Susan Taylor

11 Jul 2018

Chevron exits Indonesia's Makassar Strait block: regulator

JAKARTA Chevron will exit the Makassar Strait gas block in the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) offshore natural gas project to focus on more promising areas in the venture, Indonesian officials said on Wednesday.

09 Apr 2018

Indonesia to regulate non-subsidized fuel prices to control inflation

JAKARTA Indonesia plans to regulate prices of non-subsidised vehicle fuels as part of efforts to control inflation and boost people's purchasing power, Deputy Energy Minister Arcandra Tahar said.

06 Apr 2018

Chevron seeks to extend Rokan oil contract in Indonesia beyond 2021

JAKARTA Chevron has submitted a proposal to extend its contract to operate the Rokan oil block in Indonesia beyond 2021, Deputy Energy Minister Arcandra Tahar said on Friday.

05 Apr 2018

Indonesia blames coal ship for oil spill, not state energy firm

JAKARTA A coal ship that dropped anchor off the coast of the Indonesian port city of Balikpapan on Borneo island was likely to blame for an oil spill, after dragging a pipeline more than 100 meters and causing it to crack, an energy ministry official said.

09 Mar 2018

Indonesia caps domestic coal price for power stations, could hit miners

JAKARTA Indonesia has capped the price of domestic coal for power stations at $70 per ton for two years, in new rules issued this week, a government spokesman said on Friday.

06 Mar 2018

Indonesia president wants to wrap up Freeport talks by end-April

JAKARTA Indonesia President Joko Widodo has instructed his administration to complete negotiations over the purchase of a majority stake in Freeport-McMoRan Inc's local unit by the end of April, a cabinet minister said late on Monday.

15 Feb 2018

Freeport, Amman awaiting green light on 2018 Indonesia copper exports

JAKARTA The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc and fellow copper miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) are waiting for last-minute mining ministry approvals to their applications to extend copper concentrate exports, company officials said.

12 Feb 2018

Less headwinds for renewables now says Indonesia pioneer

JAKARTA The developer of Indonesia's first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets.

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