Ebola is inflicting considerable loss on Exxon Mobil. The company has suspended drilling plans on various locations in the West African countries. The records say that up till now the disease has taken 3,338 lives in West Africa.
The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Rex Tillerson, says that they had drilling plans for some blocks in Liberia. He further said that they had to look at the appropriate time to resume operations.Rex Tillerson
Exxon Mobil is the world’s largest energy company and is carrying out operations in Nigeria and Liberia. The company says that it is fluctuating to and fro between gains and losses because Ebola outbreak has hindered some of its oil and gas activities.
The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Rex Tillerson, says that they had drilling plans for some blocks in Liberia. He further said that they had to look at the appropriate time to resume operations.
Rex announced $18 million grant to three Houston, Texas hospitals in a news conference.
The company has also advised the employees to abstain from traveling to the affected countries. Rex said that the company was also taking precautionary measures for the families of their workers.
Ebola has spread at a wide range in Liberia and it has also hit Sierra Leone and Guinea. Liberia officials say that serious action would be taken against the person responsible for carrying Ebola to the United States. Proper screening is being done for the patients who leave Liberia and they are also being asked about any contact with Ebola affected person. Thomas Eric Duncan, the US Ebola affected patient, when questioned whether he had made any contact with Ebola affected person, replied that he didn’t.
Director of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Tom Friden confirmed that the person showed no signs on the airport screening. CDC also reported that he didn’t show any Ebola symptoms until after four days of arrival in the United States.
Exxon Mobil’s spokesperson Patrick McGinn said that the decision was taken a few weeks ago and had no connection with the diagnosis of the patient with Ebola.
This archive content was originally published October 5, 2014 (www.betawired.com)