A record of a Feb. 21 meeting revealed the White House Office of Management and Budget met with oil companies including Shell, Exxon and BP to discuss federal rules governing hydraulic fracturing, The Hill reports.
Liberal groups Oil Change International and The Other 98% have released an ad attacking Exxon, saying the company "hate[s] your children." The groups are pushing for an end to taxpayer support of fossil fuel companies, The Hill reports.
Al-Monitor reports that according to As-Safir, discovery of substantial oil fields in the eastern Mediterranean has Chevron, Exxon and other major oil companies preparing to get in line and bid for rights to explore.
Montana officials said they are investigating several sites with suspected oil left over from an Exxon Mobil pipeline break last year, but recent tests showed at least one such site downstream of the spill is oil-free, The Associated Press reports.
Exxon is teaming up with Russian oil giant Rosneft to develop oil and natural gas fields in Russia and North America.
The deal is a major score for Exxon, granting the Irving, Texas company access to some of the world's richest sources of crude oil and other hydrocarbons in the Black Sea and the Russian Arctic. In turn, Rosneft subsidiaries will take ownership stakes in three Exxon projects in the U.S. and Canada.
NEW YORK (AP) — A big shift is happening in Big Oil: an American giant now ranks behind a Chinese upstart.
Exxon Mobil is no longer the world's biggest publicly traded producer of oil. For the first time, that distinction belongs to a 13-year-old Chinese company called PetroChina. The Beijing company was created by the Chinese government to secure more oil for that nation's booming economy.
Liberal watchdog group Checks and Balances Project said the State Department inspector general is investigating potential conflicts of interests in the department's environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.