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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

Nov 21 2012

Regulator warns Black Elk on safety after rig fire

HOUSTON A regulator on Wednesday ordered Black Elk Energy to take immediate steps to improve safety at its offshore platforms, after last week's deadly rig explosion off the Louisiana coast killed one worker and left another missing.

Nov 15 2012

BP to pay record fine for 2010 spill: sources

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea deal reached with the Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to sources familiar with discussions.

Nov 15 2012

BP close to agreeing record oil spill fine - sources

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster which caused the worst offshore spill in the country's history, sources familiar with discussions said.

Nov 15 2012

BP close to agreeing record oil spill fine: sources

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster which caused the worst offshore spill in the country's history, sources familiar with discussions said.

Nov 14 2012

BP expected to admit to criminal misconduct in 2010 spill

HOUSTON, Nov 14 BP Plc is expected to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea agreement it has reached with the U.S. Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to two sources familiar with discussions.

Nov 08 2012

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion (4.9 billion pounds) class-action settlement.

Nov 08 2012

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement.

Nov 08 2012

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement.

Nov 08 2012

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion (4.9 billion pounds) class-action settlement.

Oct 27 2012

Insight - BP oil spill settlement before U.S. election seen unlikely

HOUSTON For a president locked in a tough re-election fight, it may look like political gold: a settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and BP Plc over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that could send billions of dollars to Florida, one of a handful of politically divided states that could decide the November 6 contest.

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