As Charles Digges of Norwegian NGO Bellona explains, in 2011 US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson obtained a $500 billion deal with Russia’s state owned Rosneft, which is “run by Putin’s KGB crony Igor Sechin“. The 63.7 million acres “could be worth as much as $8.2 trillion“. Rosneft would get access to Exxon technology.
A few excerpts from the excellent article:
“Putin hacks his own election, tarring Paris Accord with ExxonMobil oil“,
Published on January 5, 2017 by Charles Digges
“As unholy alliances between US president-elect Donald Trump and the Kremlin go, none are more potentially disastrous for the environment, or critical to Vladimir Putin’s future, than his tapping of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.
The windfall Putin’s wretched economy would reap as a result of the appointment doesn’t take any dusting for digital fingerprints to detect, but some have suggested Kremlin hacking could have been aimed at ensuring precisely an oil bonanza.
Trump’s antic anxieties over Russian hacks that might have propelled him to the presidency are incidental in the face of what’s so obvious: Russia and Exxon need each other and can enrich each other considerably, and Trump is their matchmaker, ready to make one of his “just tremendous” deals. Both have the world to gain.
Please read the entire article here: http://bellona.org/news/fossil-fuels/2017-01-putin-hacks-his-own-election-tarring-paris-accord-with-exxonmobil-oil
“Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, testified that “when these things [oil spills] happen, we are not well-equipped to deal with them.” Over the last 20 years nothing has changed. The industry and even the government has substantially invested in new technologies to drill in deeper water and deeper into the Earth, but little has been invested in safety or oil spill response and clean-up.” (US Senator Menendez, June 22, 2010). https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/menendez-finds-that-mmss-oil-spill-response-research-tank-is-inoperable