John Kemp

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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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Distillate fuel oil market set to tighten in 2018: Kemp

LONDON U.S. refineries are struggling to meet booming demand for distillate fuel oil at home and in export markets which will leave the distillate market very tight in 2018.

14 Nov 2017

Column: Oil prices hit by profit-taking after funds build record bullish position

LONDON Crude oil prices and calendar spreads have started to soften in recent trading sessions, in what is likely to be profit-taking after hedge funds amassed a record bullish position in the petroleum complex.

10 Nov 2017

U.S. natural gas prices rise as traders reassess gloomy outlook: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.)

09 Nov 2017

Column: U.S. gasoline and diesel markets look tight - Kemp

LONDON U.S. stocks of gasoline and diesel continue to fall, despite record refinery runs, in a sign of strong demand at home and in export markets.

07 Nov 2017

Hedge funds go all-in on oil: Kemp

LONDON Hedge funds have built record or near-record bullish positions in almost all parts of the petroleum complex anticipating that prices will keep rising.

06 Nov 2017

Column: Saudi purge takes kingdom into unpredictable new era: Kemp

LONDON The wave of arrests and ministerial changes in Saudi Arabia at the weekend has fundamentally transformed the structure of the state as it has existed since the 1960s.

02 Nov 2017

Column: Booming oil demand is eroding inventories - Kemp

LONDON Global oil consumption is growing rapidly, helping account for the decline in reported inventories, the recent surge in prices and the shift in futures markets from contango to backwardation.

31 Oct 2017

Oil market set to move from rebalancing to tightening: Kemp

LONDON The oil market is now well into a cyclical upswing and within the next year the narrative about “rebalancing” is likely to be replaced by one about “tightening”.

31 Oct 2017

Brent crude tries new trading range as funds stay bullish: Kemp

LONDON Hedge funds have added to bullish positions in oil and most refined products even as prices hit their highest since 2015, in a sign investors expect prices to move into a higher range.

26 Oct 2017

Column: OPEC's options for extending production pact

LONDON Senior officials from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are already discussing an extension of their production accord beyond its scheduled expiry at the end of March 2018.


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