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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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20 Oct 2017

Saudi Aramco seeks local, foreign investors for construction arm

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 20 National oil firm Saudi Aramco plans to set up a construction company with local and international partners to build non-oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, industry sources familiar with the plan said.

10 Oct 2017

New Bahrain oil pipeline ready in 2018, gas pipeline under study

MANAMA A new 350,000-barrels-per-day oil pipeline between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will be completed next year to serve the planned expansion of Bahrain's refinery capacity, while construction of a gas pipeline is being considered, Bahrain's oil minister said.

10 Oct 2017

Saudi balances recession, deficit in tough decision on energy reform

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/DUBAI Saudi Arabia is expected to decide by the end of this month on the timing of domestic fuel and electricity price hikes that could risk pushing the economy further into recession, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

04 Oct 2017

Saudis consolidate control of state funds in drive for growth

RIYADH, Oct 4 Saudi Arabia's government has created a body centralising control of its economic development funds as it prepares to spend billions of dollars to jump-start growth.

27 Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia to sign deals with Russia during visit - sources

MOSCOW/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is expected to sign several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Russian companies during a state visit to Moscow next week, industry sources said on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia to sign deals with Russia during visit - sources

MOSCOW/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Sept 27 Saudi Arabia is expected to sign several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Russian companies during a state visit to Moscow next week, industry sources said on Wednesday.

21 Sep 2017

INTERVIEW-Saudi shipper Bahri sees VLCC market improving by Q4

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Sept 21 Saudi Arabia's Bahri, the exclusive oil shipper of Saudi Aramco, expects supertanker rates to stabilise at slightly better levels going into the fourth quarter, the vice president for commercial and operations of its oil business said.

18 Sep 2017

Acwa Power eyes boost to investments in home Saudi market

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi-based Acwa Power aims to acquire one or two bundles of generation assets from Saudi Electricity (SEC), its managing director said on Monday, as the privately-owned firm expects to become a major investor in its home market.

14 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia plans to launch nuclear power tender next month - sources

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/SEOUL Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said.

07 Sep 2017

Saudi reform tweaks won't affect key economic policies: sources

RIYADH/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is revising parts of an economic development plan released a year ago but key policies, including fiscal reforms and a massive privatization program, won't be affected by the review, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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