Earlier on Tuesday, Trump’s transition team confirmed his intention to nominate Tillerson, who heads the ExxonMobil oil company, for the post of US secretary of state.
"There’s no doubt that the choice of Rex Tillerson is a very important one,""It's about the oil, stupid." Now that it's on the table, we can leave aside all the BS and get down to business.
[OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Sanusi] Barkindo said at a forum in Washington, DC. "It’s not only important for the United States, but I think is important for the global community because of what he’s bringing on board as an accomplished oil technocrat who rose to became a very successful CEO for what is probably the world’s largest listed oil and gas company…" Barkindo noted that there is a very thin line between oil, geopolitics and diplomacy, and added he looks forward to continuing to interact with Tillerson in his new role.
Choice of Tillerson for US Secretary of State Important for Whole World - OPEC