An explosion at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in Baytown, Texas, hospitalizes 66 people.
Sources: NBC News
Sources: NBC News
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong files a lawsuit against ExxonMobil for their products contributing to the emissions that cause global warming and climate change.
A series of small explosions occur at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, and according to the company more are expected, after floodwaters shut down the cooling systems that kept the chemicals stable. Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown, Texas treated 21 first responders for chemical exposure. Residents living within a 1.5 mi radius of the plant are evacuated.
David Hittner, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas, rules ExxonMobil Corporation should pay a $19.95 million penalty for pollution from its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex for 16,386 days of violations and 10 million pounds (4.5 Gg) of pollutants that were released in violation of operating permits between 2005 and 2013.
President-elect Donald Trump formally announces ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for United States Secretary of State.
ExxonMobil says that it is preparing a response to the subpoena from the Attorney General of New York pursuant to an investigation into whether Exxon has misled the public about climate change.
Guyana rejects the latest objections raised by neighboring Venezuela over the granting to ExxonMobil Corp. of an oil and gas concession in Caribbean waters claimed by both nations. [http:--www.miamiherald.com-news-nation-world-article14431316.html ("Miami Herald")]date=August 2019
Wal-Mart passes ExxonMobil as the largest company by revenue on the annual Fortune 500 list. [http:--economictimes.indiatimes.com-news-international-business-fortune-500-profits-near-record-wal-mart-replaces-exxonmobil-as-biggest-revenue-maker-articleshow-19919804.cms ("Economic Times")]date=August 2019
ExxonMobil wins US$908 million from an arbitration panel of the International Chamber of Commerce for the nationalization of its Venezuelan oil project in 2007.
ExxonMobil and OAO Rosneft reach a deal which may reach $500 billion in projects in the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Black Sea.
ExxonMobil workers attempt to contain an oil spill on the Yellowstone River in the US state of Montana.