Apr 21, 2017 - Energy & Environment

U.S. shoots down Exxon's Russia waiver

Matthew Brown / AP

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will reject Exxon Mobil's application to the Treasury Department to get a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia. It wanted to continue its joint venture with Russia state oil giant PAO Rosneft.

The Trumpworld connection: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's last job was as Exxon's CEO.

Bigger picture: The Treasury "will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies, including Exxon, authorizing drilling prohibited by current Russian sanctions."

Update: Exxon Mobil told Axios its take on the matter: "We understand..." The Treasury Department did not immediately return request for comment.

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