ExxonMobil is the world’s leading petroleum and petrochemical company and also the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Its history began with the establishment of Standard Oil Co. in 1870. Later in 1911 it breaks up into 34 companies as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, two of them being Jersey Standard and Standard Oil Co. of New York (Socony). The former was known for the trade name Esso until it changed its name to Exxon Corporation. The latter changed its name to Mobil. In 1999, both eventually merged to become Exxon Mobil Corporation, which now market their products under three brands: Esso, Exxon, and Mobil. Organization
Exxon Mobil is based in the United States of America with its central headquarter being in Houston, Texas, USA. It operates thousands of drilling sites and refineries spread in many countries all continents through its subsidiaries or other companies formed by joint-venture schemes with various local governments or local companies. Its regional headquarters are located in Machelen, Belgium (Europe), Dubai (Middle East and Africa), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific) Negative Impacts on home and host countries
Ranked 6th in TOXIC 100: top 100 US corporate air polluters in USA released by Political Economy Research Institute in 2002 Rank
Toxic score(pounds released x toxicity x population exposure)
Millions of pounds of toxic air releases 1
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Exxon Mobil is responsible for Valdez Oil Spill on 24 March 1989 that discharged approximately 11...
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