An DeSmog investigation shows that U.S interests suspiciously overlap with those of ExxonMobil, Gazprom, and Rosneft.
views on China and the South China Sea territory appear even more
concerning against the backdrop of recently aired comments made by
Trump's increasingly powerful chief strategist, Steve Bannon, that the
two nations were headed toward war in the next five to 10 years, as
reported by the Independent (UK). However, what Tillerson did not reveal
in his answers is that Exxon, as well as Russian state-owned companies
Gazprom and Rosneft, have been angling to tap into the South China Sea's
offshore oil and gas bounty."