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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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02 Aug 2017

West African oil booms as refineries cash in on high margins

LONDON, Aug 2 Booming refinery profits are helping West African oil producers sell cargoes quickly, aided by a shortage in certain types of crude amid OPEC production cuts and Venezuelan troubles.

01 Aug 2017

Shell says restart of Europe's largest refinery is at least two weeks away

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday the earliest restart expected for Europe's largest oil refinery is the second half of August.

31 Jul 2017

Shell's Pernis refinery fire buoys oil product prices

LONDON A shutdown at Europe's largest oil refinery is boosting already-strong profit margins for petroleum products and further tightening a market that had been showing signs of rebalancing for weeks.

26 Jul 2017

Nigeria's aims to diversify as 'era of oil booms' ends

LONDON/ABUJA Nigeria plans to cut its oil exploration costs and move away from reliance on crude for export revenues, according to a national petroleum policy approved by the federal executive council this week.

20 Jul 2017

Oil steady after drop in fuel stocks stokes demand hopes

LONDON Oil prices were steady on Thursday, holding gains made the previous session after falling U.S. crude and oil product inventories lifted the market.

13 Jul 2017

Tide turns for sulphur-rich oil in a sea of light crude

LONDON The world is awash with oil, but in pockets of the market lower-quality, sulphur-rich crude is limited and buyers are competing for cargoes.

29 Jun 2017

U.S. thirst for European gasoline stalls, casting shadow on demand

LONDON Europe's steady exports of gasoline to the United States have slowed substantially this year as tanks filled in the world's largest consumer nation and once-meteoric demand growth slowed.

29 Jun 2017

U.S. thirst for European gasoline stalls, casting shadow on demand

LONDON, June 29 Europe's steady exports of gasoline to the United States have slowed substantially this year as tanks filled in the world's largest consumer nation and once-meteoric demand growth slowed.

21 Jun 2017

Looming Chinese refinery cuts to hit oil demand

BEIJING/SINGAPORE/LONDON Some of China's top oil refineries are having to take the highly unusual step of cutting operations during what is typically the peak demand summer season when hot weather drives up power usage and families take to the road during school holidays.

14 Jun 2017

Secret rebates send European plastics benchmark above true cost

LONDON An unregulated benchmark used to set the price of plastics in Europe has veered above the true cost in recent years, because of secret rebates chemical companies give each other that disguise the price of the main precursor, four sources familiar with the industry say.

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