ExxonMobil is a multinational oil and gas corporation based in Irving, Texas. It’s “America’s second-biggest corporation—and,” as Bryan Burrough wrote for us in 2012, “by far the biggest anything headquartered in Texas.”

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Book Review |
January 21, 2013


What lies beneath the hood of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company?

Energy |
January 21, 2013

Below the Surface

In 1996 a powerful South Texas ranching clan accused ExxonMobil of sabotaging wells on the family’s property. Thirteen years, millions of dollars in legal fees, and one state Supreme Court opinion later, the biggest oil field feud of its time is still raging.

Energy |
January 20, 2013

The Old Man and the Secret

Thirty years ago, people couldnt believe it: The old man’s elixir boosted crops, ate up sewage, and made the desert bloom. Today half a dozen Texas companies claim the elixir does all that and a whole lot more.

Business |
May 9, 2012

ExxonMobil Tops Fortune 500

With $452.9 billion in revenue and profits surging to $41.1 billion, the Irving-based company reclaimed the number one spot from Walmart.

Business |
August 31, 1999

Exxon’s Generosity

• EXXON, IRVING, $4.45 MILLION More than $3.4 million in unrestricted gifts to 69 Texas colleges and universities, including Abilene Christian University, Rice University, in Houston, Trinity University, in San Antonio, and the University of Texas at Austin. The gifts were made under the Exxon Education Foundation’s matching gift program,

Business |
February 1, 1991

Saving Face

Nearly two years after the Exxon Valdez relations gurus are busy telling industries how to avoid looking bad.

Politics & Policy |
May 31, 1984

The Man in the Black Hat: Part One

Clinton Manges built his empire on brushland and oil wells, political contributions and lawsuits. His influence extends to the state capitol and oil company boardrooms. To get where he is, he studied under three masters of South Texas.