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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 Jun 2018

EPA to propose 19.88 billion gallon biofuels mandate, up 3 percent: sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose setting a 19.88-billion-gallon biofuels blending mandate in 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), up about 3 percent from 2018, according to two sources briefed on the matter.

21 Jun 2018

EPA considers delaying Friday biofuel announcement: sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering delaying its widely anticipated announcement on Friday on 2019 renewable fuel volumes as it re-examines plans to force larger refineries to make up for gallons exempted at smaller plants, according to two sources familiar with the process.

21 Jun 2018

Record 47 million expected to travel for U.S. July Fourth holiday: AAA

NEW YORK U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports in record numbers this Fourth of July holiday, despite higher gasoline prices, the nation's largest automotive advocacy group said on Thursday.

20 Jun 2018

EPA to propose reallocating waived biofuels volumes to other refiners: sources

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose reallocating biofuel blending obligations waived under its small refinery exemption program to other refiners, in an announcement that could come as early as Friday, according to two sources familiar with the agency's plans.

15 Jun 2018

EPA won't force refiners to make up waived biofuels volumes

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it cannot make large oil refineries blend additional biofuels into their gasoline to make up for volumes waived under the small refinery hardship waiver program unless Congress authorizes it.

06 Jun 2018

Trump's move to please farmers on biofuels reform draws refinery union ire

U.S. President Donald Trump, in yielding to pressure from farming states and agreeing to suspend changes to U.S. biofuel policy is now being criticized by another important constituency, the main union for oil refinery workers.

31 May 2018

Exclusive - U.S. EPA grants refiners biofuel credits to remedy Obama-era waiver denials

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded tens of millions of dollars worth of biofuel blending credits for this year to refiners HollyFrontier and Sinclair Oil after they argued the agency had wrongly denied them waivers from the country's biofuels law as far back as 2014, according to two sources and public filings.

30 May 2018

Ethanol, farm groups sue EPA over refineries' biofuels exemptions

A coalition of ethanol and farm groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, challenging its decision to free three refineries, including one owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, from annual biofuels requirements.

23 May 2018

Trump administration officials to meet on biofuel policy changes - sources

NEW YORK Top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Energy and Agriculture plan to meet on Thursday to hammer out details of President Donald Trump's planned changes to the nation's biofuel laws, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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.

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