Net income leapt 90 percent year-on-year for the world's biggest oil producer, which clocked its second straight quarterly record after announcing $39.5 billion for Q1.
The EU's sanctions coupled with the international community's endorsement of Greek Cypriot unilateralism dims the hopes for 'gas-for-peace'.
Explosive experts from US Navy say mine used in the attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman bears a "striking resemblance" to Iranian mines. Iran has denied involvement.
The software company has found stability under CEO Satya Nadella by focusing on software and services over the internet, or the cloud, with long-term business contracts.
Secretary of State Tillerson's imminent departure follows months of reports of friction with US President Donald Trump. Tillerson will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Some of the world's largest petroleum companies are investing in renewable energy. That's partly due to public concerns over climate change and uncertainty about the future. And amid all this, once high-paying jobs in oil are at risk.
The visit is Tillerson's second stop on a shuttle diplomacy tour aimed at resolving the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region.
Criticism over Trump's decision to pull the US from the Paris Climate Agreement has come in from numerous quarters of the business world.
The oil giant said its is already reporting sufficiently on the risks it faces and that there was no need for further regulations to be imposed on it. Shareholders disagreed.
Tillerson, a businessman with deep ties to Russia, has come to the fore amid mounting support for a congressional probe into Moscow's alleged interference in the US election.
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