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  • Exxon Crimes & Cheap Oil Crisis ... Global crisis energy Exxon ...

  • Sudden Wealth Curse

    10 months ago: Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and the Netherland's Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, left, enter a hall for a signing of documents ceremony in the Moscow Kremlin, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, with Dutch gas company Nederlandse Gasunie NV President Marcel Kramer, right, in the background. Russian and Dutch officials signed an agreement Tuesday to include Dutch gas giant Nederlandse Gasunie NV in the Baltic Sea pipeline designed to bypass several European countries and ship Russian gas directly to Germany. 


    Lee F. Raymond, Exxon Mobil

    Lee Raymond
    Lee F. Raymond is the anticelebrity CEO. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (XOM) boss shuns the press, seldom grants audiences to Wall Street analysts, and rarely makes public appearances. But in 2000, Raymond, 62, found himself caught in the limelight that he has spent his career avoiding. In the second quarter, Exxon earned $4.15 billion, the highest quarterly profit ever recorded by a U.S. company. In the third quarter, Exxon not only set a new quarterly record of $4.29 billion but also boosted its year-to-date profits to $11.79 billion--more than any corporation has ever netted in a full year.

    Exxon Mobil benefited greatly in 2000 from forces beyond Raymond's control--notably sharply rising oil and gas prices. But the company was better-positioned than any other oil giant to capitalize on the price surge, and that was largely Raymond's doing. Under Raymond, a PhD chemical engineer named chairman and CEO in 1994, the company has set new standards of capital and cost efficiency in an industry that has been careening from boom to bust for more than a century. ''Exxon is the Rolls Royce engine of the oil business--extremely efficient,'' says Fadel Gheit, a Fahnestock & Co. analyst.

    In 1999, Raymond boldly switched to expansion mode with the $85 billion acquisition of Mobil Corp. With the assimilation of Mobil now well in hand, Raymond is attempting to substantially boost Exxon's output of oil and gas--no small task for a company that already outproduces many OPEC nations. If Exxon can make good on its goal of at least 3% annual growth through 2005, then only retirement can save Lee Raymond from the limelight.

    For Leading Exxon to Its Riches, $144,573 a Day

    For Leading Exxon to Its Riches, $144,573 a Day

    Lee R. Raymond, who retired from Exxon in December, was paid more than $686 million from 1993 to 2005.

    April 15, 2006BusinessSidebar

    The New Face of an Oil Giant

    The New Face of an Oil Giant

    If Rex W. Tillerson has his way, Exxon Mobil will no longer be the oil company that environmentalists love to hate.

    March 30, 2006BusinessNews

     :++  State-corporate crime

    Exxon, Shell and Enron compared:

    On global organised crime &

     Taking the FBI to task

    LEE RAYMOND, the man who sold the planet: most wanted!

    Now, how on earth are two multinationals like Exxon and Shell supposed to work together considering the following statements of their directors:

    "That's not the way we do business" has Raymond's answer always been to questions of many different parties and groups world-wide on possible options other than ExxonMobil's fundamental 'cheap oil' strategy. Recently however, ExxonMobil under Tillerson now is seemingly trying to catch up on public exposure regarding the growing CO2 problem related to global warming - always and categorically denied and played down by Lee Raymond.

    "That's the way we do business" was John Hofmeister's answer to recent questions during public debate here in Houston -November 2006, mediated by Loren Steffi of the Houston Chronicle, about Shell's willingness to listen to and act upon public concerns. To my point of view especially global warming and further development of sustainable energy projects since Shell has taken a lot of efforts to overcome negative exposure since the South-African protests of the 70's. Not to be taken too serious since we all know that the SEC favoured Shell with a minor fine of $150 million for very, very serious and structural stand-alone reserves-miscalculations.

    However... the big question remains how these opposite standpoints cope with due collaboration within the world's biggest public-private partnership 'Nederlandse Gasunie' and influence EU, Saudi-Arabian (OPEC), U.S., Russian and Chinese foreign energy policies - to name just some major players - and international diplomacy... but even more pregnant: how to counter the global 'Big Drift' evolving before our eyes, orchestrated by the only remaining superpower by imposing arrogance upon us as a natural given. The SEC being a Fed derivative should better co-operate with DOJ and FBI for national & international security reasons, we think, and therefore will take the FBI to their most importent and imposing task to investigate global crime rooted in world-wide 'incorporated governance' since 1963 when the international 'Nederlandse Gasunie' was founded: project 'Gasroot', formerly dubbed 'Gasgate 1963'.

    Under development:


    Exxon Task Force ... taking the FBI to task with real time acts.


    Consumer/Citizen Complaint filed with the Attorney General of Texas, November 13, 2006, regarding structural misconduct du to global industrial dominance since 1963 and rigging the world energy sector to dominate international diplomacy (Gasgate 1963) -called the global Complexxon- whereas the Enron trial and error did not answer fundamental questions of ethics and conduct as ment to be addressed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which for the same reason of 'incorporated governance' is actually being watered down due to overall public and private governing incompetence. Same but combined complaint against ExxonMobil and the United States regarding structural incorporated governance due to lax, ignorant and corrupt government inducing judicial attention disorder was filed with the United States Attorney General, November 16, 2006.






    Photo below:

    Michael E. Anderson, Supervisory Special Agent (Enron Task Force), Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States of America, who kindly reviewed my citizen's complaint against ExxonMobil, Shell and International Gasunie of the Netherlands with the U.S. Attorney General during the Enron trial in Houston, spring 2006, is delivering his speech in Planetary Session during the 3D Symposium of the Independent Commission Against Corruption in Hong Kong, 9-11 may, 2006.

    See also photo gallery at:

    Citizen's Complaint of March 31, 2004 with the United States Attorney of the Southern District of Florida as reviewed by Michael E. Anderson (pictured above):





    Communications of April 19, 2004 from the U.S. Attorney's Office:











    The world's most aggressive corporation now devastating the earth and life as well, once started as a humble enterprise.

    Exxon's global impact on crime, climate change and world stability:  video

    March 30, 2006

    The New Face of Exxon

    Tillerson.jpgThis NY Times article profiles new ExxonMobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson, who succeeded Lee Raymond three months ago.

    Although Exxon's core strategy will not change under Tillerson's leadership, the article notes that Tillerson's style is definitely different from that of the notoriously serious Raymond. At a recent news conference, Tillerson was asked what he thought would happen to oil prices this year:

    "If I knew," Tillerson quipped. "I'd be living on a Caribbean island with my flip-flops and a laptop, working just two hours a day."

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    Energy Task Force

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    In his second week in office George W. Bush created the task force, officially known as the National Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG) with Dick Cheney as chairman. This group was supposed to “develop a national energy policy designed to help the private sector, and, as necessary and appropriate, State and local governments, promote dependable, affordable, and environmentally sound production and distribution of energy for the future."

    On May 16, the NEPDG released its final report which can be found at



    [edit] Controversy

    With both Bush and Cheney coming from the energy industry, which had contributed heavily to their campaign, and with the group proceeding in extreme secrecy, critics charged that the energy industry was exercising undue influence over national policy.

    Congressmen Henry Waxman and John Dingell prompted the General Accounting Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, to pursue Congress's oversight authority. Eventually the GAO filed a lawsuit known as Walker v. Cheney against the administration. This represented a power struggle between the legislative and executive branches. Judge John D. Bates, a recent Bush appointee, dismissed the case but did not rule on the Executive Privilege issue.

    Most of the activities of the Energy Task Force had not been disclosed to the public, even though Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests (since 19 April 2001) have sought to gain access to its materials. The organisations Judicial Watch and Sierra Club launched a law suit (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: Judicial Watch Inc. v. Department of Energy, et al., Civil Action No. 01-0981) under the FOIA to gain access to the task force's materials. On 5 March 2002 the US Government was ordered to make a full disclosure; this has not happened, pending appeal. In the Summer of 2003 a partial disclosure of these materials was made by the Commerce Department. This resulted in the release of documents, maps, and charts, dated March 2001, of Iraq's, Saudi Arabia's and United Arab Emirates' oil fields, pipelines, refineries, tanker terminals and development projects. That case eventually went to the Supreme Court and the ruling was to send the case back to the Court of Appeals.

    On April 4, 2001, representatives of 13 environmental groups, including Erich Pica of Friends of the Earth and Anna Aurilio of the U.S. Public Interest Group, met with the Task Force (although not with Vice President Cheney personally). [1] Environmental groups have speculated that this meeting was an attempt to appease them, since it is reported that a draft paper had already been produced at the time of this meeting and that half of the meeting was spent on various members introducing themselves. No further meetings between the task force and the environmental groups were reported, although there had been at least 40 meetings between the task force and representatives of the energy industry and its interest groups [1]

    The Washington Post reported on November 15, 2005 that it had obtained documents detailing how executives from major oil corporations, including Exxon-Mobil Corp., Conoco, Royal Dutch Shell Oil Corp., and the American subsidiary of British Petroleum met with Energy Task Force participants while they were developing national energy policy. Vice President Cheney was reported to have met personally with the Chief Executive Officer of BP (formerly British Petroleum) during the time of the Energy Task Force's activities. In the week prior to this article revealing oil executive involvement, the Chief Executives of Exxon-Mobil and ConocoPhillips told members of the US Senate that they had not participated as part of the Energy Task Force, while the CEO of British Petroleum stated that he did not know. Regardless of whether the executives were under oath, if these statements were knowingly and materially false and deceptive then they were illegal per the The Fraud and False Statements statute (18 U.S.C. 1001) [2]. In response to questions regarding the article, Cheney spokesperson Lea Ann McBride was quoted as saying that the courts have upheld "the constitutional right of the president and vice president to obtain information in confidentiality." [3]

    On July 18, 2007, the Washington Post reported the names of those involved in the Task Force, including at least 40 meetings with interest groups, most of them from energy-producing industries. Among those in the meetings were James J. Rouse, then vice president of Exxon Mobil and a major donor to the Bush inauguration; Kenneth L. Lay, then head of Enron Corp.; Jack N. Gerard, then with the National Mining Association; Red Cavaney, president of the American Petroleum Institute; and Eli Bebout, an old friend of Cheney's from Wyoming who serves in the state Senate and owns an oil and drilling company.[1]

    [edit] References

    1. ^ a b Abramowitz, Michael; Steven Mufson (2007-07-18). "Papers Detail Industry's Role in Cheney's Energy Report", The Washington Post, The Washington Post Company, pp. A01. Retrieved on 2007-08-18. 
    2. ^ FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
    3. ^ "Document Says Oil Chiefs Met With Cheney Task Force". Retrieved on 2007-01-19. 

    [edit] Sources

    • Dean, John W. (2004). Worse than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. Little, Brown. ISBN 0-316-00023-X. 

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