David Gaffen

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

19 Oct 2017

Oil pares gains into settlement; U.S. fuel stockpiles rise

NEW YORK Oil prices settled slightly higher on Wednesday, with Brent touching three-week highs and then retreating after a surprising drop in U.S. refining rates and an unexpected build in fuel stocks signalled slower demand in the world's top oil consumer.

18 Oct 2017

U.S. crude stockpiles slump as production drops: EIA

U.S. crude oil inventories slumped last week as production fell sharply after Hurricane Nate hit the Gulf of Mexico, while refining rates were down sharply as autumn maintenance season ramped up, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

13 Oct 2017

Oil slips despite larger draw in U.S. stocks

NEW YORK Oil prices rebounded from earlier losses, but ended lower on the day, after the Energy Department reported a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. inventories and a falloff in weekly production on Thursday.

06 Oct 2017

Oil rises 2 percent, boosted by potential OPEC deal

NEW YORK Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Thursday as signs Saudi Arabia and Russia would limit production through next year pushed the U.S. benchmark back above $50 a barrel.

05 Oct 2017

Oil slips after surprising increase in U.S. crude exports

NEW YORK Oil prices fell on Wednesday after a surprising jump in U.S. crude exports to a record 2 million barrels per day fanned worries about global oversupply.

04 Oct 2017

U.S. crude stocks fall as exports hit new record: EIA

U.S. crude oil stocks fell sharply last week as crude exports rose to a record high of nearly 2 million barrels per day, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

29 Sep 2017

Oil slips one percent as extends pullback from 2015 peaks

NEW YORK Oil prices slipped on Thursday, further backing off from 2015 peaks hit earlier in the week as tension around northern Iraq following the Kurdistan region's vote in favour of independence spurred fresh supply concerns.

28 Sep 2017

Brent slips from 2015 peaks, U.S. crude up on inventory draw

NEW YORK Brent prices fell on Wednesday while U.S. crude rallied, after oil stockpiles in the world's top consumer unexpectedly drew down with refiners coming back online following Hurricane Harvey last month.

20 Sep 2017

U.S. crude inventories up again, gasoline, diesel stocks down: EIA

U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, while distillate inventories fell the most in nearly six years and gasoline inventories also declined, as the Gulf Coast recovers from the impact from Hurricane Harvey, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

20 Sep 2017

Oil edges off recent high ahead U.S. stock data, OPEC meet

NEW YORK Oil prices ended lower on Tuesday, retreating from near five-month highs ahead of a meeting between key oil producers on the outlook for further supply cuts.


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