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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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22 Nov 2017

Indian Oil Corp studies renewed Venezuelan crude purchases

NEW DELHI Indian Oil Corp is considering buying Venezuelan crude for the first time in at least six years, in a move that could help the crisis-struck South American nation settle unpaid bills with another state-owned Indian energy firm.

21 Nov 2017

GAIL India to skip mid-term LNG deals for 2018 due to U.S. imports

MUMBAI GAIL (India) Ltd will skip medium-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) deals for 2018 as it starts getting supplies from its U.S. portfolio from February, its head of finance said.

17 Nov 2017

Middle East, U.S. crude oil curbs Indian appetite for African supplies

NEW DELHI India's imports of African crude oil in October plunged to their lowest in over four years, with the world's No.3 oil consumer increasingly turning to cheaper supplies from the United States and heavier Middle Eastern grades, ship tracking data showed.

17 Nov 2017

State oil firms betting on natural gas as next big thing

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India's state oil refiners are planning an aggressive push into natural gas in coming years to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of making the fuel a bigger part of the country's energy mix.

15 Nov 2017

Venezuela's PDVSA to tap oil customers to pay $449 million to ONGC

NEW DELHI Venezuela's national oil company PDVSA will use existing crude oil customers or new Indian state buyers as intermediaries to settle $449 million owed to India's ONGC Videsh Ltd, the Indian company said in a statement on Wednesday.

15 Nov 2017

India advances launch of Euro-VI fuels for smog-hit Delhi

NEW DELHI India advanced the rollout of cleaner Euro-VI compliant fuels in Delhi by two years on Wednesday to reduce high pollution levels in the capital city.

09 Nov 2017

Petronet LNG turns focus to poorly supplied east coast

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's biggest gas importer Petronet LNG Ltd wants to build up its liquefied natural gas (LNG) regassification capacity in the east of the country where supply is limited, after focussing till now on the west, the CEO said on Thursday.

09 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA misses debt payments, used Russian bank to pay ONGC - sources

NEW DELHI Venezuelan state oil-firm PDVSA has not made debt payments to India's top oil producer ONGC for six months, and has previously used a Russian state-owned bank and another Indian energy company as intermediaries to make payments, two sources familiar with the transactions said on Wednesday.

02 Nov 2017

ONGC seeking oil assets in other regions amid Iran gas row

NEW DELHI India's ONGC Videsh has turned its focus to buying stakes in overseas producing oil and gas assets to meet output targets after a delay by Iran in awarding development rights for a gas field, its managing director said on Thursday.

27 Oct 2017

Indian Oil aims for LNG import capacity of 13.5 million tonnes in five years

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI State-owned Indian Oil Corp Ltd aims to have capacity to import about 13.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in five years, its head of business development said on Friday, helping India to gradually move to a gas-based economy.


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