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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

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.

30 Jan 2018

Indonesia's Pertamina picks Oman's OOG, Cosmo Energy for $10 billion refinery

JAKARTA Indonesia's Pertamina appointed a consortium of partners to develop a new $10 billion refinery at Bontang, said Ardhy N. Mokobombang, director of refinery megaprojects and petrochemicals at the state-owned energy company.

12 Jan 2018

Indonesia lays groundwork for transfer of Grasberg mine to local control

JAKARTA Indonesian regional and central government officials on Friday signed an agreement with state holding company PT Inalum that lays the foundation for transfer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine to local control.

11 Jan 2018

Indonesia hopes to finalize Freeport contract talks by June

JAKARTA Indonesia hopes to finalize contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.

05 Dec 2017

Indonesia plans to buy out Rio's share of Grasberg copper mine

JAKARTA Indonesia plans to acquire Rio Tinto's 40 percent participating stake in the Grasberg copper mine operated by the local division of Freeport-McMoRan Inc, part of government plans to control more of the country's resources.

24 Nov 2017

Indonesia has 'no clear structure' for a Freeport deal yet

JAKARTA Indonesia's Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises, tipped to oversee an acquisition of a majority stake in the local unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc, has "no clear structure" yet for the deal, a ministry official said on Friday.

15 Nov 2017

Vietnam inks gas purchase deals to boost supplies post-2023

HANOI/JAKARTA Vietnam could receive a significant boost to its natural gas supplies as soon as 2023, allowing it to expand its power and petrochemical sectors, after signing two agreements during last week's APEC summit to buy gas at home and from Indonesia.

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