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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

Jun 11 2018

French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

PARIS French farmers have blocked access to oil depots and refineries with tonnes of onions, wood and rubble, as part of a three-day protest over plans to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant. | Video

Jun 01 2018

Total determined to drill Amazon basin as Greenpeace storms AGM

PARIS Total is determined to push ahead with its plans to drill for oil in the Amazon basin, it said on Friday as Greenpeace activists interrupted its annual general meeting in protest at the project.

May 25 2018

Exclusive: Total's Saft plans over 200 million euros investment in next generation battery

PARIS French battery maker Saft, a unit of oil and gas major Total said on Friday it plans to invest over 200 million euros ($233 million) in a next generation European battery alliance project.

May 22 2018

French unions lead more protests against public service shake-up

PARIS French police and protesters clashed in Paris on Tuesday after unions, angered by years of public sector pay curbs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms, urged state employees to stop work on and join nationwide street protests. | Video

May 10 2018

France's Total to buy 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels Corp

PARIS Total has agreed to buy up to 50.8 million shares in Clean Energy Corp for $83.4 million, becoming its largest stockholder with a 25 percent stake, the French energy company announced on Thursday.

May 08 2018

Total's Iran gas deal hangs by a thread after Trump dumps nuclear deal

PARIS U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on Tuesday to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and reinstate tough economic sanctions could scupper French oil major Total's multibillion-dollar gas project in the country unless it can secure a waiver.

May 08 2018

Total's Iran gas deal hangs by a thread after Trump dumps nuclear deal

PARIS, May 8 U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on Tuesday to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and reinstate tough economic sanctions could scupper French oil major Total's multibillion-dollar gas project in the country unless it can secure a waiver.

Apr 26 2018

Total CEO says Libya raised no objections over Waha deal

PARIS Libyan authorities were informed before French energy major Total closed a $450 million deal with Marathon Oil to take over the U.S. firm's 16 percent share in the Waha concession, Total's chief executive said on Thursday.

Apr 26 2018

Shell, Total start 2018 on a high thanks to rising oil prices

LONDON Higher output and soaring oil prices helped European majors Royal Dutch Shell and Total to begin 2018 on a high note with better than expected first-quarter results on Thursday. | Video

Apr 26 2018

Total output hits record high as prices buoy profits

PARIS French energy company Total on Thursday reported record high quarterly oil and gas output while beating profit forecasts helped by higher prices.

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