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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

21 May 2018

Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial

LONDON Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion oil deal in Nigeria.

17 May 2018

New rules on ship emissions herald sea change for oil market

LONDON New rules coming into force from 2020 to curb pollution produced by the world's ships are worrying everyone from OPEC oil producers to bunker fuel sellers and shipping companies.

15 May 2018

Investors see big oil surge, but physical markets suggest caution

NEW YORK/LONDON/SINGAPORE Oil futures prices have soared past three-year highs, OPEC's deal has cut millions of barrels of inventory worldwide and investors are betting in record numbers that prices could rocket past $80 and even hit $90 a barrel this year.

04 May 2018

Vivo Energy, Vitol's Africa venture, floats with 2 billion pound valuation

LONDON Vivo Energy PLC launched on the London Stock Exchange on Friday with a valuation of nearly 2 billion pounds ($2.7 billion), the largest London IPO so far this year and the largest Africa-focused IPO in more than a decade.

24 Apr 2018

Trump's revenge: U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC and Russia

MOSCOW/LONDON As OPEC's efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits - and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude.

20 Apr 2018

Sulphur scrubbers 'no silver bullet' for shipping industry - Wartsila

LONDON Shipping industry hopes that so-called sulphur scrubbers are a quick-fix solution to compliance with drastic emissions reduction demanded by 2020 are somewhat misguided, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of the equipment told Reuters.

19 Apr 2018

Nigeria plans power tariff overhaul by 2021 to attract investment

LONDON, April 19 Nigeria plans to overhaul its energy tariff system by 2021 to try to attract investment and improve power supply, the vice chairman of the country's electricity regulator said.

13 Apr 2018

Trade tensions could boost pace of China's strategic crude storage

LONDON China will likely increase the pace of its strategic oil purchases by nearly 30 percent this year compared with 2017, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, and its eagerness to build stocks could get a boost from trade tensions with the United States.

12 Apr 2018

Oil hovers near highest since 2014 as OPEC sees tighter market

LONDON Oil prices edged off highs last reached in late 2014 due to rising U.S. stocks but remained well supported by mounting geopolitical tension in the Middle East, shrinking global oil inventories and expectations of a supply cut extension by OPEC.

11 Apr 2018

Shipping fuel costs to spike 25 percent in 2020 on sulfuric cap: WoodMac

LONDON Global shipping fuel costs are likely to rise by a quarter, or $24 billion, in 2020 when new rules limiting sulfur kick in, consultants Wood Mackenzie said on Wednesday.


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