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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

Jul 12 2018

Pennsylvania rejects Buckeye plan to partly reverse fuel pipeline

NEW YORK The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday unanimously rejected a petition by Buckeye Partners to reverse a western portion of the Laurel product pipeline that connects Philadelphia area refiners to the Pittsburgh market.

Jul 11 2018

EPA scraps detailed plan to force U.S. refiners to blend more biofuels

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ditched a detailed plan that would have forced refiners to blend more biofuels into their gasoline and diesel in 2019 to compensate for volumes likely to be exempted under the agency's small refinery hardship waiver program, according to newly released EPA documents.

Jul 06 2018

U.S. biofuels industry, advocates see hope in Pruitt's successor

NEW YORK, July 6 Corn farmers and biofuels producers cheered the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt in the hope that his successor may give them more access and fewer threats to reducing domestic requirements.

Jun 26 2018

Exclusive: Trump's EPA ignored Energy Department calls to limit biofuel waivers

NEW YORK The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from nation's biofuels law, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

Jun 26 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Trump's EPA ignored Energy Department calls to limit biofuel waivers

NEW YORK, June 26 The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from nation's biofuels law, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

Jun 22 2018

EPA to propose 19.88 billion gallon biofuels mandate, up 3 percent: sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose setting a 19.88-billion-gallon biofuels blending mandate in 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), up about 3 percent from 2018, according to two sources briefed on the matter.

Jun 21 2018

EPA considers delaying Friday biofuel announcement: sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering delaying its widely anticipated announcement on Friday on 2019 renewable fuel volumes as it re-examines plans to force larger refineries to make up for gallons exempted at smaller plants, according to two sources familiar with the process.

Jun 21 2018

Record 47 million expected to travel for U.S. July Fourth holiday: AAA

NEW YORK U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports in record numbers this Fourth of July holiday, despite higher gasoline prices, the nation's largest automotive advocacy group said on Thursday.

Jun 20 2018

EPA to propose reallocating waived biofuels volumes to other refiners: sources

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose reallocating biofuel blending obligations waived under its small refinery exemption program to other refiners, in an announcement that could come as early as Friday, according to two sources familiar with the agency's plans.

Jun 15 2018

EPA won't force refiners to make up waived biofuels volumes

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it cannot make large oil refineries blend additional biofuels into their gasoline to make up for volumes waived under the small refinery hardship waiver program unless Congress authorizes it.

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