Today in Exxon Mobil History

Historical Events

  • 1972-06-01 Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
  • 1973-10-07 Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company.
  • 1984-03-19 Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
  • 1989-03-02 Tanker Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
  • 1989-03-24 Worst US oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
  • 1990-01-29 Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
  • 1990-02-27 Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
  • 1990-03-23 Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
  • 1991-03-13 Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill
  • 1992-04-21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • 1994-06-13 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
  • 1995-06-30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • 1996-06-11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • 1996-10-30 Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products
  • 1998-12-01 Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.
  • 2001-06-15 ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum sign a letter of intent for a natural gas to liquids (GTL) project that would be the largest in the world.
  • 2001-10-29 ExxonMobil announces that a consortium it leads will spend $4 billion over 5 years to develop large offshore oil and natural gas fields in Russia's far eastern Sakhalin region
  • 2010-04-19 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:05:52 and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:26:11
  • 2016-01-01 After floods along the Mississippi River kill 31, Exxon Mobil Corp decides to close a plant in flood threatened Memphis

Famous Birthdays

  • 1928-02-11 Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
  • 1963-10-28 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician/songwriter (Adesso Te)