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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

15 Mar 2018

Venezuela's crude sales to U.S. falls to 15-year low in February

HOUSTON, March 15 Venezuela's crude exports to the United States declined in February to a 15-year low as oil production continues falling and President Donald Trump's administration weighs new sanctions on the OPEC country, according to Thomson Reuters data.

10 Mar 2018

Colombia jumps into Latam oil auction wave, to award blocks in April

HOUSTON Colombia plans to award up to 15 oil blocks next month and will begin routinely offering onshore and offshore areas for exploration and production in May, the head of the country's energy regulator told Reuters.

07 Mar 2018

Mexico rushes to add heavy oil auction to 2018 calendar: official

HOUSTON Mexico wants to squeeze in a fifth oil auction this year, racing to put together a new package of shallow water heavy crude blocks for bidders before the current administration leaves office, the deputy energy secretary told Reuters on Wednesday.

07 Mar 2018

Chilean, Russian, Chinese firms interested in Ecuador's oil auction

HOUSTON Chilean, Russian and Chinese energy companies are among the firms interested in participating in Ecuador's upcoming bidding rounds for onshore and offshore blocks, the country's oil minister said on Tuesday.

07 Mar 2018

Mexican offshore Trion project partners weigh floating oil facility

HOUSTON Developers behind Mexico's flagship deepwater oil venture Trion are considering using a floating facility to handle production from the massive field in the Gulf, the companies said on Tuesday.

07 Mar 2018

Mexico's Pemex eyeing partners for heavy oil projects: CEO

HOUSTON Mexico's state-run Pemex [PEMX.UL] might bring partners into two heavy crude oilfields in the Gulf's shallow waters, the company's chief said on Tuesday, a move that could help ease a lack of heavy barrels in the Atlantic basin.

06 Mar 2018

Ecopetrol to focus on expansion, trade after budget cut: CEO

HOUSTON Colombia's Ecopetrol SA will look for assets to buy this year, and bid in oil auctions in the United States and Latin America, after emerging from a period of deep budget cutbacks, Chief Executive Felipe Bayon told Reuters on Monday.

06 Mar 2018

Mexico's Pemex seeking allies for deepwater blocks won in auction: CEO

HOUSTON Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex [PEMX.UL] plans to reach out to existing partners to form new joint ventures for a pair of deepwater blocks it won in a January auction, the company's chief told Reuters on Monday.

05 Mar 2018

No talks yet about extending OPEC output cuts into 2019: UAE minister

HOUSTON The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has not discussed "at this stage" extending production cuts into next year, the group's president said on Sunday, adding that reducing global crude supply inventories remained its focus.

03 Mar 2018

How Shell hid a Whale before placing Mexican oil bet

LONDON/HOUSTON The gasps in the audience were clearly audible at the auction of Mexico's oil blocks a month ago as Royal Dutch Shell's hefty bids were announced one by one.


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