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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

Apr 21 2018

Barbara Bush remembered for her dignity and wit at Houston funeral

HOUSTON Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral on Saturday as a formidable but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service. | Video

Apr 19 2018

Valero's Texas City refinery hit by explosion, fire

HOUSTON An explosion set off a huge fire at Valero Energy Corp's 225,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Texas City, Texas, refinery on Thursday afternoon but the fire was quickly contained, according the City of Texas City Emergency Management office.

Apr 08 2018

Aramco takes step to integrating petrochems into United States' biggest refinery

HOUSTON Saudi Aramco took the first steps to integrating a petrochemicals business into the United States' biggest oil refinery, which is operated by its subsidiary Motiva Enterprises.

Apr 07 2018

Motiva mulls doubling of Port Arthur, Texas refinery's capacity: CEO

HOUSTON Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] is studying an expansion of its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery to more than double its current 603,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude oil processing capacity, Motiva Chief Executive Brian Coffman said on Saturday.

Apr 06 2018

Saudi Aramco eyes new petrochemical plant in Texas: sources

HOUSTON Saudi Arabia's national oil company Saudi Aramco on Saturday is expected to disclose initial steps toward a multibillion-dollar chemical plant in Texas, according to sources familiar with the company's U.S. operations.

Apr 05 2018

Hurricane forecasters see above-average 2018 U.S. storm season

HOUSTON The United States faces an above-average Atlantic hurricane season with the U.S. Gulf and East coasts facing nearly equal chances of being struck by a major hurricane packing winds over 111 miles per hour (178 km per hour), Colorado State University meteorologists said on Thursday.

Mar 16 2018

Missing worker feared dead after Texas chemical plant blasts

HOUSTON A worker was missing and feared dead after explosions destroyed a chemical plant in Cresson, Texas, and rescue personnel were searching for the man, officials said on Friday.

Mar 13 2018

Top Exxon executive confirms Gulf Coast oil-refining expansion

HOUSTON A top Exxon Mobil Corp official confirmed a multi-billion dollar plan under consideration to double U.S. light crude oil refining capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast to take advantage of the nation's growing shale oil production.

Mar 05 2018

Shale oil growth to overwhelm U.S. refiners, fuel exports: study

HOUSTON Rising U.S. shale oil production will overwhelm the nation's refining capacity, with three-quarters of the additional oil produced in the United States by 2023 shipped to Europe and Asia, according to a new study by consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

Mar 01 2018

U.S. energy industry slams Trump's 'job-killing' steel tariffs

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON The U.S. oil and gas industry on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel, saying the move would kill energy jobs by raising costs for big infrastructure projects.


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