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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MELBOURNE The float of Viva Energy, led by global energy trader Vitol, has been priced at the bottom of an indicated range, valuing the Australian oil refiner and marketer at A$4.86 billion (2.71 billion pounds), two fund managers said on Wednesday.
MELBOURNE, July 2 Plans to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Australia, the world's second largest LNG exporter, could help cap soaring local gas prices, although the economics might not work, the Australian government said on Monday.
MELBOURNE Private equity firms are expected to drive a wave of merger activity in Australia's gas sector, hunting for bargains amid soaring demand in China, rising domestic prices and a broader oil market recovery.
MELBOURNE Global energy trader Vitol kicked off the planned A$5 billion ($3.7 billion) float of its Australian refinery and fuel supply network Viva Energy on Wednesday, in what would be the country's biggest initial public offering in four years.
MELBOURNE After spending a decade and billions of dollars developing Australia's vast gas reserves, U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp and local firm Woodside Petroleum are at odds over the pace and timing of the next leg of expansion.
MELBOURNE Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure Holdings has made a A$12.98 billion ($9.8 billion) takeover offer for Australia's biggest gas pipeline company, APA Group, offering a hefty 33 percent premium to tap into a tight gas market.
WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE New Zealand has set out to burnish its clean, green image by becoming Asia Pacific's first developed economy to stop using fossil fuels to generate power, although the pitfalls encountered by a Maori iwi, or tribe, may signal trouble ahead.
Australia's Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Ltd agreed on Wednesday to a A$530 million ($401 million) takeover offer from U.S. private equity firm Lone Star, saying the risks the company faces in China justified putting the bid to a vote.
MELBOURNE Blame it on Trump, Iran or Venezuela. Rising oil prices combined with a heavy debt load killed the world's biggest private equity oil and gas industry deal last week.
MELBOURNE Australia's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Woodside Petroleum on Wednesday outlined plans to accelerate and expand its Scarborough gas project off northwestern Australia, now expected to cost $10 billion.