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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 Jan 2018

China says sunken Iranian tanker may now be leaking heavy oil

BEIJING A sunken Iranian oil tanker may be leaking heavy bunker fuel as well as light oil off the east coast of China and the best remedy was to recover the vessel, officials said on Friday. | Video

18 Jan 2018

China gas output at four-year high in push to plug winter supply gap

BEIJING China's natural gas output rose in December to the highest monthly rate since at least 2014 as state energy firms rushed to fill a supply gap sparked by surging winter demand from a drive to switch millions of households to gas from coal for heating.

17 Jan 2018

China's fuel blenders, independent refiners to feel the squeeze from new tax rules

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Jan 17 China's fuel blending companies and independent refineries will bear the brunt of new tax rules that will close loopholes that allegedly allowed them to sell fuel without paying consumption taxes.

11 Jan 2018

Sinopec moves closer to winning Chevron's South Africa assets

BEIJING/LONDON China's Sinopec Corp inched closer on Thursday to victory over Glencore in their battle for Chevron's South Africa and Botswana assets, saying the South African government favoured its bid.

11 Jan 2018

Sinopec says South Africa gives it conditional approval for Chevron assets

BEIJING, Jan 11 South Africa will stick with China's Sinopec Corp as the preferred contender to buy Chevron's assets in South Africa and Botswana after it made a fresh commitment to future investments in the country, the Chinese oil major said on Thursday.

05 Jan 2018

Cold comfort: China's Wuhan eases gas rationing as snow hits

BEIJING The industrial city of Wuhan eased restrictions on gas use on Friday for residents facing freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls, as increased supplies offered some respite to China's winter gas shortage.

29 Dec 2017

China's Chongqing gas exchange aims to be Asia price benchmark

CHONGQING, China/SINGAPORE China plans to launch a natural gas exchange in Chongqing in early 2018, aiming to create an Asian price benchmark as the nation's use of the fuel surges amid its shift away from coal.

26 Dec 2017

Turkmen November gas supplies to China slide versus October amid winter supply crunch: customs data

BEIJING China's monthly natural gas imports from leading supplier Turkmenistan fell in November from the previous month to their lowest since December 2016, leaving Beijing increasing purchases from elsewhere to try to cope with a growing supply crunch.

18 Dec 2017

PetroChina trading chief to take on global rivals in major expansion drive: sources

BEIJING PetroChina's oil and gas trading arm aims to buy petrol stations and fuel storage facilities, setting up business in West Africa, Brazil and Pakistan in a major global expansion aimed at taking on international rivals, according to three senior oil industry executives briefed on the plans.

15 Dec 2017

Exclusive: China's CNPC weighs taking over Iran project if Total leaves - sources

BEIJING/LONDON China's top oil and gas company CNPC is considering taking over Total's stake in a giant Iranian gas project if the French company leaves Iran to comply with any new U.S. sanctions, industry sources said.

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