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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

U.S. sets Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease sale despite lackluster demand

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Thursday it would hold a record-sized auction for oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico next month, in an attempt to spark interest in offshore drilling months after a similar sale received a weak response from energy companies.

Jul 11 2018

EPA's acting head vows to carry out Trump's regulation cuts

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting chief said on Wednesday he would push to cut regulations on industry and speed up decisions on permits, echoing the policies of former head Scott Pruitt who stepped down last week.

Jun 26 2018

Israel hopeful about second offshore gas auction

WASHINGTON Israel is confident a second auction to sell rights to develop offshore natural gas will be more successful than its first because some Arab countries have shown they are open to importing the fuel, the country's energy minister said in an interview on Tuesday.

Jun 26 2018

Israel confident U.S. to keep protections in any Saudi nuclear power deal

WASHINGTON Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday after meeting Trump administration officials he is confident that the United States will not relax non-proliferation standards in any nuclear power deal it agrees with Saudi Arabia.

Jun 22 2018

Top U.S., Russia energy officials to meet on Tuesday: source

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia's energy minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude.

Jun 22 2018

U.S. energy secretary to meet Russia's oil minister on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, June 22 U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia's oil minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude.

Jun 21 2018

U.S. energy industry's methane gas emissions underestimated by EPA: study

WASHINGTON Oil and gas drilling gives off far more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the U.S. government estimates as leaky wells go unnoticed by federal regulators, scientists said on Thursday.

Jun 15 2018

EPA's Pruitt faces new ethics query; Trump praises his work

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced fresh ethics questions on Friday, this time about how he got tickets to this year’s Rose Bowl college football game, but President Donald Trump reiterated that Pruitt has done a “fantastic job” leading the agency.

Jun 12 2018

U.S. electricity commission sees no emergency in power market

WASHINGTON All five members of the panel that regulates the U.S. power grid indicated at a Senate hearing on Tuesday there was no emergency in the country's electricity markets, potentially undermining efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to save ailing coal and nuclear plants through subsidies.

Jun 11 2018

Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts

WASHINGTON Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.

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