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ExxonMobil turns a light shade of green

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By John Richardson on 14-Feb-2007

Rex Tillerson, chief executive of ExxonMobil, displayed a careful balance between supporting the oil industry and expressing concern over climate change in a recent speech.Does this indicate a shift in direction at Exxon post Lee Raymond, or merely a more cuddly and warm way of presenting unchanged policy?
The reason why we are still dependent on hydrocarbons is because insufficient investment has been made into alternatives. When the US Gulf Coast refineries and petrochemical plants are under six feet of water thanks to rising sea levels, it will be too late to make the investments.