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ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is reportedly in the running to lead the U.S. State Department as President-elect Donald Trump mulls his list of nominees.

An unidentified transition team member told ABC News that Tillerson is being considered as a potential candidate for Secretary of State.

Tillerson is scheduled to meet with Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday.

Neither ExxonMobil nor Tillerson have commented on the matter.

Tillerson has served as Exxon’s chief executive since 2006.

Last month, ExxonMobil released a statement expressing support for the Paris Climate Agreement.

Exxon said it “supports the work of the Paris signatories, acknowledges the ambitious goals of this agreement and believes the company has a constructive role to play in developing solutions.”

The Paris Climate Agreement went into effect on November 4.

Exxon also reiterated its support for a revenue-neutral carbon tax and stressed the need to minimize emissions while meeting global energy demand.

During his campaign, Trump touted his opposition to the climate agreement and indicated that he was investigating ways to “cancel” the deal.

In a video message posted in late November, Trump said he will “cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy,” including regulations on shale oil and gas production.

Trump said curbing regulations will create “many millions of high paying jobs” in the energy sector.

Trump has not released details about the regulations he plans to curb.

During an energy policy speech given in May, Trump said he would also stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs within his first 100 days in office.


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