June 16, 2014 by AK
Over objections of the US government, ExxonMobil’s CEO Rex Tillerson has traveled to Moscow to speak at the World Oil Congress. According to Russian-language media, his speech included, at least in reverse translation, this bit: “Governments are key guarantors of law in their countries. They ensure that all [economic] agents have equal rights.” Especially the Russian government, sure. Tillerson has mentioned some “bad decisions” by some governments that need to be discussed, apparently referring to the US sanctions against Russia and specifically against the CEO of Rosneft, Exxon’s Russian partner. Robert Dudley of BP and Christophe Margerie of Total are also attending the Moscow forum.