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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 08 2017

N.J. Governor Christie eyes nuclear power subsidies, sparks criticism

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would consider a bill in his last month in office that would subsidize the state's nuclear power plants to prevent them from retiring early, sparking criticism from some energy companies and environmental and public interest groups on Friday.

Dec 07 2017

Oil rises over 1 percent on threatened Nigeria strike, short covering

NEW YORK Oil prices climbed more than 1 percent on Thursday due to a threatened strike in Nigeria and as traders cover shorts after sharp losses the previous day brought on by an unexpectedly large rise in U.S. stocks of refined fuels.

Dec 01 2017

Oil settles up but off highs as Flynn news spooks Wall Street

NEW YORK Oil prices settled up slightly on Friday, but came off session highs as financial markets reeled from an ABC News report that added to concerns about President Donald Trump's exposure to a probe into Russian meddling in last year's campaign. | Video

Nov 21 2017

Oil rises ahead of OPEC meeting, capped by rising U.S. output

NEW YORK Oil edged up on Tuesday, supported by expectations that OPEC and other producing countries next week would extend output cuts, but signs of higher U.S. crude output kept prices under pressure.

Nov 15 2017

U.S. PJM power grid proposes new energy price model, costs may rise

PJM Interconnection, the biggest U.S. electric grid, on Wednesday proposed changes to how it calculates power costs, which could boost wholesale prices 2 percent to 5 percent in 13 Mid Atlantic and Midwest states, or between $440 million and $1.4 billion annually.

Nov 14 2017

Oil falls 2 percent on rising U.S. output, global demand concern

NEW YORK Oil prices fell 2 percent on Tuesday, headed for a third straight daily decline, on forecasts for rising U.S. crude output and a gloomier outlook for global demand growth in a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Nov 10 2017

Oil prices slide after U.S. drillers add rigs

NEW YORK Crude was down slightly on Friday as expectations that OPEC and other producers will extend their production cut agreement were offset by U.S. drillers adding the most oil rigs in a week since June, indicating output will continue to grow.

Nov 08 2017

Oil settles lower as U.S. crude output up, China imports down

NEW YORK Oil prices settled slightly lower on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed rising domestic crude production, a surprise build in U.S. stockpiles and a decline in monthly Chinese crude imports, a triple blow that was offset somewhat by rising tensions in the Middle East.

Nov 01 2017

Oil slips, erases gains as U.S. crude draw shy of API report

NEW YORK Oil prices dipped in see-saw trade on Wednesday, hitting their highest in more than two years and then retreating after weekly U.S. government inventory data showed the latest crude stock draw was not as big as an industry trade group had reported.

Oct 31 2017

Puerto Rico calls on U.S. utilities to help restore power

It took almost six weeks, but Puerto Rico has finally called on U.S. mainland utilities to help restore power after Hurricane Maria knocked out electric service to all of the U.S. territory's 3.4 million residents.

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