Kate Mackenzie Spot news

ExxonMobil shifts strategy with XTO takeover (FT)

Lex: ExxonMobil and XTO (FT)

US to rely less on oil by 2035: EIA (Reuters)

Majnoon win gives Shell a boost (FT)

Pipeline brings central Asian gas to China (FT)

Falling oil output and anaemic growth hit Mexico’s credit rating (FT)

US pledges $85m for clean tech development in poor countries (Reuters)

Chevron confirms deepwater gas find in Australia’s Carnarvon Basin (Rigzone)

Senator aims to block GHG endangerment finding (Argus)

Illinois mine challenged over water concerns (Argus)

High cost to building plug-in cars, NRC says (Argus)