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ExxonMobil striking out

US sanctions against Russia have hit ExxonMobil harder than most and the supermajor is getting no change out of Washington in its efforts to loosen them

ExxonMobil has failed for a second time with efforts to circumnavigate US sanctions against Moscow and resume an oil venture with Kremlin-controlled oil firm Rosneft. The US energy giant, which has had a continuous business presence in Russia for more than 20 years across upstream, downstream and chemicals operations, will now be reassessing its long-term plans for the country and its alliance with Rosneft, which is led by President Vladimir Putin's energy czar Igor Sechin. ExxonMobil has arguably suffered more from sanctions than other Western counterparts, or even Russian oil producers. Some of the measures, introduced in response to Russian interference in the Ukraine conflict, specific

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