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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

22 May 2018

French unions lead more protests against public service shake-up

PARIS French police and protesters clashed in Paris on Tuesday after unions, angered by years of public sector pay curbs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms, urged state employees to stop work on and join nationwide street protests. | Video

10 May 2018

France's Total to buy 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels Corp

PARIS Total has agreed to buy up to 50.8 million shares in Clean Energy Corp for $83.4 million, becoming its largest stockholder with a 25 percent stake, the French energy company announced on Thursday.

09 May 2018

Total's Iran gas deal hangs by a thread after Trump dumps nuclear deal

PARIS U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on Tuesday to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and reinstate tough economic sanctions could scupper French oil major Total's multibillion-dollar gas project in the country unless it can secure a waiver.

26 Apr 2018

Total CEO says Libya raised no objections over Waha deal

PARIS Libyan authorities were informed before French energy major Total closed a $450 million deal with Marathon Oil to take over the U.S. firm's 16 percent share in the Waha concession, Total's chief executive said on Thursday.

26 Apr 2018

Shell, Total start 2018 on a high thanks to rising oil prices

LONDON Higher output and soaring oil prices helped European majors Royal Dutch Shell and Total to begin 2018 on a high note with better than expected first-quarter results on Thursday. | Video

26 Apr 2018

Total output hits record high as prices buoy profits

PARIS French energy company Total on Thursday reported record high quarterly oil and gas output while beating profit forecasts helped by higher prices.

19 Apr 2018

Oil major Total's CEO says will not give up on Venezuela

PARIS The head of Total said on Thursday that the French oil major would not give up on Venezuela as the OPEC nation grapples with major social and economic unrest.

18 Apr 2018

Total buys stake in U.S. battery developer Ionic Materials

PARIS Total's venture capital unit has acquired a stake in Ionic Materials, a privately held battery developer based in Massachusetts for an undisclosed amount, the French oil and gas company said on Wednesday.

18 Apr 2018

Oil major Total pays $1.7 billion for French electricity retailer

PARIS Oil company Total said it will buy a majority stake in French electricity retailer Direct Energie in a 1.4 billion euro ($1.73 billion) deal that beefs up its challenge to state-owned market leader EDF .

05 Apr 2018

Saudi Aramco, Total to sign refinery expansion deal next week: sources

PARIS/DUBAI State oil giant Saudi Aramco and French oil major Total plan to sign an agreement next week for the expansion of their joint venture refinery in Saudi Arabia, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.


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