On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump selected Rex Tillerson, the chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, as his secretary of state. Besides dashing the dinnertime dreams of one Willard Mitt Romney, Trump’s choice also thrust the veteran oil titan even further into the spotlight.
It’s raining down ash in Southern California, after an Exxon Mobil oil refinery exploded. The blast nearly leveled a processing unit and left four contractors with minor injuries. The local Torrance Fire Department says gasoline is to blame. Meanwhile, the aftermath looks like a scene from Blade Runner.