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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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13 Oct 2017

Opportunity or disaster? Traders see choppy waters due to shipping sulfur cap

LONDON The world's top trading houses, among the most nimble entities in oil, say even they aren't sure how to stay a step ahead of a coming cut in shipping fuel sulfur.

13 Oct 2017

Record U.S. oil exports set to surge further – Mercuria

LONDON Already record U.S. oil exports are set to surge further in the coming month as stored oil in one of the world's last areas of excess stockpiles pours into global markets, the chief executive of trading house Mercuria, Marco Dunand, said.

11 Oct 2017

Glencore sees record oil trading volumes as margins shrink

LONDON Glencore looks set to cement its position as the world's second-largest oil trader as it tries to offset low volatility and tight margins with record volumes this year, its global head of oil, Alex Beard, told Reuters.

11 Oct 2017

Glencore says global demand robust enough to soak up U.S. oil

LONDON U.S. oil exports are pouring into the market at a record pace, but the world's second largest crude trader Glencore believes demand will be strong enough to absorb the volumes along with those from competitors in the North Sea and West Africa, thanks in part to China. U.S. oil exports hit an all-time high near 2 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, equal to the daily output of the entire North Sea, joining the fight for market share from Poland to India, but Glencore's head of oil trading Alex Beard says demand for crude is strong enough to take the extra barrels without excessive pain.

09 Oct 2017

Sonangol aims to slash oil production costs with board revamp

LONDON, Oct 9 Angola's state oil company Sonangol is aiming to slash breakeven costs on new oil production to as low as $20-$30 per barrel and make its contracts more attractive to investors and oil and gas companies, the company's chief Isabel dos Santos told Reuters.

09 Oct 2017

Nigerian VP Osinbajo says running for presidency not 'on the cards'

LONDON Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has served as acting president for much of this year, said on Monday he had not given any thought to contesting the country's next presidential election in 2019.

03 Oct 2017

OTC snaps up rival Oil Brokerage as consolidation heats up

LONDON Commodities broker OTC Europe has agreed to purchase rival Oil Brokerage in the latest consolidation in a sector squeezed by rising competition and smaller margins.

03 Oct 2017

OTC snaps up rival Oil Brokerage as consolidation heats up

LONDON, Oct 3 Commodities broker OTC Europe has agreed to purchase rival Oil Brokerage in the latest consolidation in a sector squeezed by rising competition and smaller margins.

29 Sep 2017

European sales of gasoline-powered cars overtake diesel: ACEA

LONDON Sales of gasoline-powered cars have overtaken diesel in the first half of this year for the first time since 2009, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said this week.

28 Sep 2017

INTERVIEW-Nigeria to diversify power supply, then focus on repairs

LONDON, Sept 28 Nigeria is focused on diversifying power supply and ensuring its stability before pouring money into a creaking transmission system, a government minister told Reuters.

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