Expanding interest in Natural Gas
With XTO Deal, Exxon Expands Natural Gas Holdings - NYTimes.com
1) Boone Pickens has been pushing Natural Gas as "bridge" to non-carbon fuels, and esp. for over the road trucks (issues of storage preclude use for family car/SUV
2) Exxon is partner in the world's largest LNG plant which is finishing up in Qatar, which will be the largest man made structure in the world.
3) there are some arguments that NatGas is nearly inexaustable