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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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17 Apr 2018

China March refinery runs hit record; crude output near multi-year low

BEIJING Chinese refineries processed a record of more than 12.1 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in March, boosted by ample government import quotas and steady margins.

13 Apr 2018

China March crude oil imports second highest on record, fuel exports hit new high

BEIJING China's March crude oil imports climbed from a month earlier to the second highest on record, calculated on a daily basis, as refiners replenished stocks on generous government quotas and ahead of peak maintenance season.

12 Apr 2018

After winter gas crunch, China pumps for underground storage

CHONGQING, China On one of the many mountains in southwest China's sprawling region of Chongqing, a dozen wells in an exhausted gas field are this week starting to take in fresh fuel piped in from Central Asia's Turkmenistan, thousands of miles away.

11 Apr 2018

Sinopec plans overhaul at largest refinery as it cuts Saudi oil

BEIJING Sinopec Corp will shut down its largest refinery for maintenance throughout May, and at least four independent oil plants have started overhauls this month, curbing China's crude oil demand.

02 Apr 2018

China's Sinopec to more than double LNG capacity, boost shale gas output

BEIJING China's Sinopec group, parent of Sinopec Corp, aims to more than double its receiving capacity of liquefied natural gas over the next six years and lift domestic shale gas production by two thirds by 2020.

28 Mar 2018

Heavy night-time volumes crush Shanghai oil futures

BEIJING Shanghai crude oil futures <0#ISC:> slumped on Wednesday, the third day of trading since their launch, after heavy selling overnight, as traders scrambled to follow cues from the main international markets.

22 Mar 2018

China's HNA Group clears $475 million fuel bill - sources

BEIJING China's HNA Group has paid a more than 3 billion yuan (335.5 million pounds) jet fuel bill, ending months of contentious discussions between the embattled conglomerate and a state-run aviation fuel firm, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

22 Mar 2018

China's HNA Group clears $475 million fuel bill: sources

BEIJING China's HNA Group has paid a more than 3 billion yuan ($474.5 million) jet fuel bill, ending months of contentious discussions between the embattled conglomerate and a state-run aviation fuel firm, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

21 Mar 2018

China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

CARACAS/BEIJING China is likely to extend an agreement providing crisis-stricken Venezuela with favorable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to sources in Caracas and Beijing familiar with the situation.

20 Mar 2018

CEFC China's chairman to step down; CITIC in talks to buy stake in unit

PRAGUE/BEIJING CEFC China Energy Chairman Ye Jianming, under investigation in China over suspected economic crimes, will step down from his position at the Chinese conglomerate, a company executive and the Czech Republic president's office said.

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