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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

Dec 15 2017

Exclusive: Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents - document

NEW YORK U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.

Dec 14 2017

Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

Dec 13 2017

U.S. Midwest lawmakers will consider biofuel changes to help refiners

NEW YORK U.S. lawmakers from states that produce corn for ethanol plants said on Wednesday they would consider proposals from Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to help the oil refining industry cope with the nation's biofuels regulation, but would never agree on anything that diminishes the program.

Dec 08 2017

Fuel shippers seek U.S. review of 'excessive' Colonial Pipeline rates

NEW YORK Oil major Chevron, leading refiner Valero and Delta Air Lines have complained to the U.S. energy watchdog about fees Colonial Pipeline charges to ship gasoline, diesel and jet fuel over its fuel network, the country's largest.

Dec 08 2017

White House pressures Big Corn to meet on U.S. biofuels policy

President Donald Trump's administration called two lawmakers from the U.S. corn belt to convince them to join talks about potential changes to biofuels policy to ease the burden on oil refineries, according to a spokesman for one of the lawmakers and a source briefed on the matter.

Dec 05 2017

U.S. DOT drops requirement for braking system on crude rail cars

NEW YORK The U.S. Department of Transportation has reversed a decision requiring crude oil rail tank cars to be fitted with an advanced breaking system designed to prevent fiery derailments.

Dec 01 2017

Trump plans to meet oil industry reps on U.S. biofuel policy: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with representatives of the oil refining industry and their legislative backers to discuss the nation's biofuels program, according to two sources briefed on the matter.

Nov 30 2017

U.S. EPA ups biofuel targets slightly, draws scorn from refiners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat.

Nov 29 2017

Winter, dwindling stocks draw wave of diesel to New York

LONDON/NEW YORK A wave of tankers carrying diesel was heading for the New York Harbor trading hub on Wednesday, after a sharp drop in East Coast stocks and winter's approach led to a rally in the price of the fuel.

Nov 16 2017

Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

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