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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.

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13 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Chevron, Exxon seek 'small refinery' waivers from U.S. biofuels law

NEW YORK Global energy giants Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil have asked U.S. regulators for exemptions to the nation's biofuels policy that have historically been reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to sources familiar with the matter.

12 Apr 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Chevron, Exxon seek 'small refinery' waivers from US biofuels law

NEW YORK, April 12 Global energy giants Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil have asked U.S. regulators for exemptions to the nation's biofuels policy that have historically been reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to sources familiar with the matter.

12 Apr 2018

Trump administration weighs high-ethanol fuel waiver to placate farmers

NEW YORK, April 11 The Trump administration is considering allowing the sale of a higher ethanol fuel blend in the summer, a source familiar with the issue said, a move that would placate corn growers worried about the future of U.S. biofuels policy.

11 Apr 2018

Trump to put biofuel reform push on ice, for now: sources

NEW YORK The Trump administration will delay any moves to reform the nation's biofuel policy for about three months, according to three sources briefed on the matter - a decision one of the sources said was meant to shield farmers worried about a potential trade war with China.

10 Apr 2018

Senators ask Trump to suspend EPA's use of biofuel waivers

NEW YORK Five Republican senators on Monday called on President Donald Trump to temporarily halt the use of biofuels policy waivers for small oil refineries, after reports the Environmental Protection Agency had issued a recent wave of such exemptions.

07 Apr 2018

Trump to mull U.S. biofuels policy options in cabinet meeting Monday

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump will review a list of potential changes to the nation's renewable fuel laws at a meeting with members of his cabinet on Monday, two sources said, as biofuels groups warned against any action that would weaken ethanol demand.

07 Apr 2018

Trump to mull U.S. biofuels policy options in cabinet meeting Monday

NEW YORK, April 6 U.S. President Donald Trump will review a list of potential changes to the nation's renewable fuel laws at a meeting with members of his cabinet on Monday, two sources said, as biofuels groups warned against any action that would weaken ethanol demand.

06 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Biofuels battle - Senator moves to expand small refiner exemption

NEW YORK Lawmakers spearheading efforts to reform U.S. biofuels regulations are considering a blanket waiver for all small refineries, according to four sources familiar with their draft legislation. The move would save some refiners a fortune but would outrage the powerful corn lobby.

05 Apr 2018

U.S. ethanol groups bristle as EPA frees refiners from biofuels law

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the request of 25 small refineries to be exempted from the nation's biofuels laws, an agency source said on Wednesday, marking a big increase from previous years and triggering an outcry from farm groups worried the move will hurt ethanol demand.

04 Apr 2018

U.S. EPA grants 25 small refineries relief from biofuels law - source

NEW YORK, April 4 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted hardship exemptions from the nation's biofuel laws to 25 oil refineries in 2017, according to an agency source, representing a significant expansion of the waiver program.

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