“The cost of getting things done is astronomically higher for oil and gas than for the greener projects,” he said. “In the longer term it’s bullish for prices, as not enough investment is going into the areas where it should be.”
ExxonMobil’s chief executive Darren Woods says the company is “deeply apologetic” over comments caught on camera in a secret filming by Greenpeace that show one of the oil giant’s lobbyists saying a carbon tax the company has promoted for years is unlikely to happen.
ExxonMobil activist investor Engine No. 1 expanded its presence on the oil giant’s board to three seats, according to preliminary vote tallies, cementing a victory that has reverberated across the energy industry.
Proposed new regulations signal that the Indonesian government appears to have recognised the importance of supporting carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes. Such regulations will be crucial to encourage major companies, such as BP and Repsol, to invest in significant new upstream production in Indonesia.
The activist investor who just scored a major victory at ExxonMobil this week says he learned a key lesson he brought to the boardroom battle from a failed coal mine he tried to launch in the mid-2000s.
ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods was dealt a stunning defeat by shareholders when a tiny activist investment firm snagged at least two board seats and promised to push the crude driller to diversify beyond oil and fight climate change.