WAIVER-LESS: EXXONMOBIL’S NEW LOGO MAY NOT HAVE HELPED
Houston, TX (eTruePolitics) – Story Update: In a decision that surprised and disappointed oil oligarchs in Russia and the United States, the Trump administration denied an ExxonMobil request for the lifting of sanctions which would have allowed the oil giant to drill in the Black Sea.
In anticipation of sanctions on Russia and Russian oil monopoly Rosneft being lifted, this week ExxonMobil unveiled a bold new corporate logo and business slogan, which may have backfired on the huge company.
In a testy exchange with reporters, Rex Tillerson, former ExxonMobil CEO and current U.S. Secretary of State defended the controversial logo.
“It is simply a coincidence that the colors of our new ExxonMobil logo are the same as the Russian flag,” explained Tillerson. “USA is red, white and blue too. And the slogan? No one reads.”
Photo illustration and reporting by Ray Dougela