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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

13 Dec 2017

Despite lawsuits, Russia's Rosneft says not after Sistema's assets

MOSCOW Russian oil giant Rosneft said on Wednesday it was not seeking control of assets belonging to business conglomerate Sistema, despite successfully freezing Sistema assets worth around $5 billion in a legal wrangle.

09 Dec 2017

Russia offers to sell gas to Saudi Arabia from Yamal LNG

SABETTA, Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia was ready to sell gas to Saudi Arabia after he launched the first loading of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Novatek-led Yamal LNG project in the Arctic.

08 Dec 2017

Corrected: Russia says ready to exert influence on North Korea - Ifax

(Corrects source in headline and first paragraph of Dec. 5 story; adds source in third paragraph)

07 Dec 2017

Russia's Rosneft knocks Sistema with new $2.2 billion lawsuit

MOSCOW Russian oil major Rosneft filed a new $2.2 billion (£1.7 billion) lawsuit against conglomerate Sistema on Thursday, escalating a dispute which has rekindled concerns about the investment climate in Russia.

30 Nov 2017

OPEC, Russia head for oil cut extension but wary of overheating market

VIENNA OPEC and Russia look set to prolong oil supply cuts until the end of 2018 this week while signalling that they may review the deal when they meet again in June if the market overheats. | Video

29 Nov 2017

OPEC heading for oil cut extension with a caveat

VIENNA OPEC and Russia are heading towards prolonging their oil supply cuts for the whole of 2018 but with an option to review the deal in June, OPEC sources said on Tuesday after Moscow expressed concerns the market could overheat.

24 Nov 2017

Russia ready to support oil output deal as OPEC meeting looms

MOSCOW Russia said on Friday it is ready to support extending a deal among oil producers on cutting output, less than a week before OPEC meets in Vienna to discuss policy, although it has yet to say how long it should be for.

23 Nov 2017

Russian minister says OPEC oil deal hurting domestic economy

MOSCOW Russia's economic growth in October was negatively affected by a global deal between members of OPEC and Russia to curb crude oil production, Russia's economy minister said on Thursday.

21 Nov 2017

Rosneft's Sechin to miss hearing at ex-minister corruption trial: media

MOSCOW The head of Russian state oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, will not be in Moscow on Wednesday where he is meant to appear in court to testify in a major corruption trial of a former minister, according to Russian news agencies.

15 Nov 2017

Russia's Rosneft says managing exit from OPEC+ deal is a serious challenge

MOSCOW Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil company by output, sees the exit from a global oil production-cutting deal as a serious challenge, a spokesman for the firm said.


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