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(l-r) Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, of the IHS CERAWeek Conference talks with Rex Tillerson Chairman & CEO  ExxonMobil during the opening keynote address for IHS Energy CERAWeek Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

New York attorney general probing Exxon Mobil as climate change scandal intensifies

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed documents from Exxon Mobil following reports the oil giant funded — and then suppressed — research exposing the risks of climate change decades ago.
Workers walk near an entrance to the Exxon Mobil Corp. Torrance refinery after an explosion and fire in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. An explosion this morning at the Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery is creating concerns that limited oil refining capacity in California could raise fuel prices. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil fights claims it hid early climate change science

The company’s pushback comes amid mounting calls for a federal investigation of the issue, with Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers calling for a Big Tobacco-style racketeering case.
(AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)

Exxon predicts fossil fuels will reign supreme through 2040

Oil and gas will provide the bulk of the energy needed to fuel the world by 2040, with most of it coming from North America, Russia and the Middle East, Exxon Mobil predicted Thursday.
(Lisa Krantz/San Antonio Express-News)

Oil companies break with trade group on renewable fuel mandate

The oil and gas industry’s top trade groups doggedly insist that Congress must completely scrap a federal mandate that forces gasoline makers to blend in ethanol and other renewable fuels. But not all oil companies are on board.
A Dow Chemical plant in Freeport, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Oil industry battles back on natural gas exports

The oil and gas industry on Thursday stepped up its fight for natural gas exports and criticized a new coalition of manufacturers that wants to restrict foreign sales of the fossil fuel.

‘Energy independence’ on the outs

Forget “energy independence.” Now the new catchphrase in the nation’s capital is “energy security.”
A sign marks the entrance of the secluded Exxon Mobil corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP file photo/LM Otero)

Exxon Mobil veep: ‘It’s not easy being us’

Apparently, it’s lonely at the top. “It’s not easy being us,” said Exxon Mobil’s top lobbyist today after he was asked about a critical ad campaign and a push to strip universities of their fossil fuel investments.
A natural gas drilling site in the Barnett Shale. (AP file photo/Donna McWilliam)

Exxon Mobil predicts surge in electricity from nuclear & natural gas at the expense of coal

Natural gas and nuclear power could help meet a surging demand for electricity across the globe over the next three decades as growing environmental concerns and costs start to price coal out of the market, Exxon Mobil predicted today.
(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Exxon fires back at NYT editorial on oil industry taxes

An Exxon exec cries foul about a New York Times editorial that painted oil companies as spoiled crybabies, whining about a plan by Senate Democrats to repeal a host of industry tax breaks.
Percentage of federal lease acres producing oil and/or gas, by btate (March 2011, U.S. Department of the Interior)

Industry: No such thing as ‘idle leases’

A government report that depicted a majority of oil and gas leases as idle is misleading at best and leaves out a lot of realities, says the industry. But neither side is innocent of leaving out context to score points with the general public.