This edition: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
Original tape date: May 3, 2012.
First aired: October 8, 2012.
ExxonMobil is rather like France, says Steve Coll. It's mostly aligned with the U.S; it's sometimes opposed, but a lot of the time it's just busy keeping track of its own separate system and really doesn't want to be entangled in U.S. power unless it serves ExxonMobil interests.