ExxonMobil

  • Louisiana Feb 13

    Fire Erupts at ExxonMobil Refinery in Louisiana; No Injuries

    A blaze inside a Louisiana refinery turned the night sky a shade of orange, sent a large plume of smoke into the air over Baton Rouge, and its heat could be felt across the Mississippi River.

  • head Dec 1, 2019

    With Prime Minister Out, Iraq in Constitutional ‘Black Hole’

    Iraq’s parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister’s resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a “black hole in the constitution,” which does not clearly spell out the next step. Meanwhile, anti-government demonstrations went on in the capital, and one protester was shot dead. Demonstrators closed roads, including...

  • Donald Trump Aug 30, 2019

    Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

    The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration’s deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally conscious consumers. That dynamic played out again Thursday when President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency sought to revoke regulations on methane gas emissions from oil facilities. British Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Royal...

  • NBC Jul 31, 2019

    More Than 30 Injured in Texas Refinery Plant Explosion

    An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area.

  • VMS Aug 1, 2019

    Thieves Swipe Hyattsville Woman’s Lawn Ornaments

    An 84-year-old woman says thieves stole some of her lawn decorations, including a Little Red Riding Hood, a Humpty Dumpty, six fairies, a goose and a pelican. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports.

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Mine in Oil Tanker Attack Resembles Iranians’, US Navy Expert Says

    The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines seen in Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. Iran has repeatedly denied being involved in the June 13 attack on the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous...

  • Germany May 19, 2019

    Rocket Attack Hits Baghdad’s Green Zone

    A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The apparent attack, which Iraq’s state-run news agency said did not cause any casualties, came amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf, after the White House ordered warships and bombers to...

  • Associated Press May 15, 2019

    Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

    When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she’d never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit’s hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. “It is a pretty scary topic to take on,” said Allen, a teacher at Sanford Junior High School, in southern Maine. “There are some...

  • Associated Press Mar 20, 2019

    Fire at Southeast Texas Petrochemicals Storage Facility Extinguished: Officials

    The large fire that burned for several days at a Southeast Texas petrochemicals storage facility and sent a plume of pitch-black smoke thousands of feet into the atmosphere has been extinguished, plant officials say.

  • spokesman Jan 7, 2019

    Supreme Court Rejects Exxon’s Bid to Block Massachusetts’ Climate Change Probe

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a bid by ExxonMobil meant to block an investigation by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey into whether the company misled investors and consumers about what it knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change. The Democrat is seeking documents from the Irving, Texas-based oil and gas giant into whether it...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2018

    As Advisers Leave, Trump’s Guardrails Come Off: Analysis

    Last year, during one particularly frenetic stretch in Donald Trump’s presidency, a top Republican senator said there were three men guarding the country from chaos: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Within weeks, not one will be left in the administration. Mattis will be the last to go, and...

  • Donald Trump Jan 16, 2018

    Facebook, the New Frontier of Political Advertising: See Ads Targeted Toward People Like You

    Political ads on television are easy enough to spot: anyone who lives in a battleground state or watches TV in late October can recognize the attack ads and candidate promos that blanket the airwaves, always with a disclaimer. Facebook ads have been much different: Ahead of the 2016 campaign, each user saw a tailored set of advertisements and political ads...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    How Facebook Regulates the Wild West of Political Ads

    With less than three months to go before the midterm elections, Facebook is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads. Among other things, they force political ad buyers to verify their identities by receiving mail at a known U.S. address. Facebook credits the system with catching at least one ad from a fake, and possibly Russia-connected, Facebook page that...

  • energy Jun 9, 2018

    Pope to Oil Execs: Energy Needs Mustn’t Destroy Civilization

    Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.” The Vatican said Francis held a two-day conference with the executives as a follow-up to his encyclical three years ago that called on people to save the planet...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    In Veiled Shot at Trump, Tillerson Warns Democracy at Risk

    Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, warning that a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk. In remarks to graduates of the Virginia Military Institute, Tillerson lamented assaults on facts that he said would lead to a loss of freedom if not countered. And...

  • Europe Apr 17, 2018

    American Express to End Its Plenti Frequent Shopper Program

    American Express is ending its frequent-shopper program Plenti, despite years of marketing and high-profile partners like RiteAid, ExxonMobil and Macy’s. The Plenti program will end on July 10, the company announced in a tweet Monday. All Plenti points will expire on that date.

  • NEW YORK Mar 26, 2018

    Nuns, Funds and Guns: The Firearms Debate on Wall Street

    Some of Wall Street’s heaviest hitters are stepping into the national debate on guns as investment firms ask firearms makers what they are doing about gun violence. The firms speak softly, but because they own trillions of dollars’ worth of stock, their voices travel far. And they’re now joining forces with some unusual allies, including smaller and untraditional investors. In...

  • JUDGE Mar 21, 2018

    Judge Holds Climate Change Class in Suits Against Big Oil

    A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study the science of climate change. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world’s largest oil...

  • Prime Minister Feb 27, 2018

    Papua New Guinea Quake Killed at Least 15, Injured Dozens

    A powerful earthquake this week killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote Papua New Guinea region, the local governor said Wednesday. His comments were the first confirmation of deaths from a high-ranking official after Monday’s magnitude 7.5 quake severed communications and blocked roads in the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2018

    After Some Question His Response, Trump Joins Allies in Calling for Russian Answers on Spy’s Poisoning

    President Donald Trump joined his counterparts in Britain, France and Germany Thursday to call for Russia to answer all questions related to the brazen poisoning of a former spy in England with a military-grade nerve agent this month. The leaders’ rare joint statement calls the attack “an assault on UK sovereignty.” It comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly...

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