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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

Oct 20 2017

U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for a third week in a row: Baker Hughes

The U.S. oil rig count fell for a third week in a row, extending a two-month drilling decline, although producers have sharply ramped up bets against a fall in oil prices, which could spur another investment surge.

Oct 17 2017

Oil steady as U.S. output gains offset Middle East tensions

NEW YORK Oil prices ended little changed on Tuesday, steadying after earlier gains and losses, as expectations of high U.S. production and exports offset concerns that fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces could threaten the country's crude output.

Oct 13 2017

Oil rallies nearly 2 percent on China import boost, U.S.-Iran tensions

NEW YORK Oil prices on Friday closed at their highest level in October on bullish news from strong Chinese oil imports, U.S. President Donald Trump's decision not to certify that Iran is complying with a nuclear agreement and other tensions in the Middle East.

Oct 13 2017

Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends 'Clean Power Plan'

NEW YORK U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the "war on coal."

Oct 10 2017

NYPA wants U.S. government to modernize Puerto Rico power grid

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) wants the U.S. government to harden and modernize Puerto Rico's electric grid after restoring service to the island's 3.4 million residents left in the dark by Hurricane Maria, NYPA's chief executive said at the Reuters Global Commodities Summit on Tuesday.

Sep 27 2017

Puerto Rico seeks waiver of shipping restrictions to speed hurricane relief

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK Puerto Rico officials pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to lift a ban on foreign shipping between American ports as the U.S. island territory struggled with fuel, water and medical supply shortages one week after Hurricane Maria struck.

Sep 27 2017

With fuel and water scarce, stricken Puerto Rico presses for shipping waiver

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK, Sept 27 As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump administration to lift a bar on foreign ships delivering supplies from the U.S. mainland.

Sep 26 2017

Power blackout leaves darkened Puerto Rico isolated and paralysed

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK Broken electricity poles and streetlights list into the middle of highways. Satellite images show an island devoid of light. Cellular phone service is non-existent.

Sep 26 2017

Power blackout leaves darkened Puerto Rico isolated and paralyzed

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK Broken electricity poles and streetlights list into the middle of highways. Satellite images show an island devoid of light. Cellular phone service is non-existent.

Sep 20 2017

U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions

The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple of decades.

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