Rex Tillerson: The Watch Is On

January 2017, Vol. 244, No. 1

By Jonathan Hoogendoorn and Irina Slav, Oilprice.com

Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil and President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, is a well-known figure on the global stage, with close relationships to foreign and business leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Rosneft head Igor Sechin. It’s no surprise that such a negotiator and business magnate would be attractive to President Trump, and there are obvious benefits and liabilities to having such a man in office, both for energy and politics. The potential nomination has not come without its share of controversy. Many in Washington, such as Senator John McCain (R-AZ),…

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