Vladimir Soldatkin

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 Sep 2017

U.S. sanctions preventing Russian project financing - OMV CEO

MOSCOW U.S. sanctions have made financing large Russian projects "almost impossible", the chief executive of Austrian energy company OMV, which has invested in the Nord Stream-2 trans-Baltic gas pipeline project, said on Wednesday.

02 Sep 2017

Russian oil output hits year-low in August on offshore Arctic hiatus

MOSCOW Russian oil output slipped to a year-low of 10.91 million barrels per day (bpd) in August from 10.95 million bpd in July, Energy Ministry data showed on Saturday, as Gazprom Neft suspended offshore Arctic production to carry out maintenance.

30 Aug 2017

Gazprom says sanctions won't stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline project

MOSCOW The $11 billion Nord Stream 2 project to add a second Russian trans-Baltic gas export pipeline will be implemented regardless of how new U.S. sanctions are interpreted, an official at Gazprom told a conference call on Wednesday.

23 Aug 2017

Russian court orders Sistema to pay Rosneft $2.3 billion in damages

MOSCOW A Russian court ruled on Wednesday that conglomerate Sistema should pay more than 136 billion roubles ($2.3 billion) to oil major Rosneft in a dispute over oil producer Bashneft.

31 Jul 2017

Russia's Urals oil futures contract stalls due to lack of support, scarce supply: sources

MOSCOW Russia's attempts to establish a futures market for its flagship Urals oil grade are faltering due to lack of support from international trading houses and the scarcity of oil on offer, industry sources say.

24 Jul 2017

OPEC moves to cap Nigerian oil output, boost compliance

ST PETERSBURG, Russia OPEC moved on Monday to cap Nigerian oil output and called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts to help clear excessive global stocks and support flagging prices.

20 Jul 2017

Moscow in talks with U.S. to create cyber security working group - RIA report

By Denis Pinchuk, Vladimir Soldatkin, Ayesha Rascoe and Mark Hosenball

06 Jul 2017

Russia's Novak says global oil pact working, no new steps needed

MOSCOW Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said a global pact by OPEC, Russia and other producers to cut oil output had dampened price volatility and was reducing bloated inventories, so no immediate extra measures were needed to prop up prices.

06 Jul 2017

Russia offers Saudi Aramco role in Arctic LNG project - Russian energy minister

MOSCOW Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said energy cooperation with Saudi Arabia was "top-flight" and would deepen if Riyadh took up an offer to participate in Russia's Arctic gas project.

30 Jun 2017

Russia's Rosneft set for global gas tussle with Gazprom

MOSCOW, June 30 Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer, wants to supply gas in parts of Europe where Gazprom is not present to avoid the risk of losing those markets to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), a Rosneft executive said.


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