Exxon CEO apologises for lobbyist’s comments in leaked video

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Energy Voice
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Gulf
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Exxon CEO apologises for lobbyist’s comments in leaked video

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.

Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s news division, had an investigator pose as a head hunter when speaking with lobbyist Keith McCoy last month. Other researchers were involved in the work, which also included an interview with a former Exxon lobbyist.

“Comments made by the individuals in no way represent the company’s position on a variety of issues, including climate policy and our firm commitment that carbon pricing is important to addressing climate change,” Woods said in a statement Wednesday after the Greenpeace footage was aired by the UK’s Channel 4 News.

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