Exxon Mobil Goes to Russia With Love

From the AP comes news a multibillion deal between Russia’s state-owned Rosneft and Exxon Mobil Corp. to develop offshore oil fields in the Russian Arctic. A Russian news outlet quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as calling the amount of money at stake “scary.” (Not making that up.) When asked for a single word to describe the deal, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson called it “bananas.” (Am making that up.)

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