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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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23 May 2018

Exclusive: Large U.S. refiner Marathon seeks biofuel hardship waiver - sources

Marathon Petroleum Corp, the second-biggest refining company in the United States, has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a hardship waiver exempting one of its facilities from the nation's biofuels law, two sources with knowledge of the application told Reuters.

23 May 2018

Exclusive: U.S. refining giant Marathon seeks EPA biofuel waiver - sources

NEW YORK Marathon Petroleum Corp, the second-biggest refining company in the United States, has asked the Environmental Protection Agency for a hardship waiver exempting one of its facilities from the nation's biofuels law, two sources with knowledge of the application told Reuters.

16 May 2018

ADM, Bunge say they can navigate U.S.-China trade tensions

CHICAGO/NEW YORK Global grain merchants Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd can withstand agricultural trade disruptions arising from U.S.-China tensions and potentially profit from them, company executives said on Wednesday.

15 May 2018

Republican senator says EPA chief must slow refinery waivers or resign

NEW YORK Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt's resignation.

11 May 2018

Trump biofuel policy overhaul to include fewer refinery waivers: source

The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part of a broad overhaul of the nation's renewable fuel policy, a source briefed on the plans said on Friday.

09 May 2018

Huge Indian sugar supplies dull bullish sentiment from Brazil curbing output

NEW YORK A giant sugar crop from India this year will more than compensate for the lowest output in a decade from central Brazil, millers and traders said this week, putting the market on course for two years of record global oversupply.

30 Apr 2018

Exclusive: U.S. EPA grants biofuels waiver to billionaire Icahn's oil refinery - sources

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted a financial hardship waiver to an oil refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, exempting the Oklahoma facility from requirements under a federal biofuels law, according to two industry sources briefed on the matter. | Video

16 Apr 2018

Gold inches up as dollar slides, even as risk premium fades

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices rose on Monday as losses in the U.S. dollar bolstered, though gains were muted as financial markets bet that air strikes on Syria would not escalate into a wider conflict.

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.

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