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The Mighty Rex

Sakhalin blogger Tim Newman has the following to say about Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the lion of the energy sector:

Amongst all the talk about peak oil, increased energy demand, dwindling hydrocarbon reserves, and dependence on unstable regimes which appear daily on the TV, radio, and in the international press, the opinions of Rex Tillerson do not enjoy any special prominence over those of journalists, minor politicians, environmental activists, and laymen commentators. Yet insofar as he is able to describe in a few brief sentences the exact problem faced by the world’s energy comsumers, there are few who deserve to be listened to more keenly on the subject.

I couldn’t agree more. Tillerson’s straight talk on resource nationalism in these high-tension days is a breath of fresh air.