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Filed: 5 May 21, 2:55pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from __________to__________
 
Commission File Number 1-2256
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New Jersey 13-5409005
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
5959 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039-2298
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
(972) 940-6000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 _______________________
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 
Title of Each Class Trading Symbol Name of Each Exchange
 on Which Registered
Common Stock, without par value XOM New York Stock Exchange
0.142% Notes due 2024XOM24BNew York Stock Exchange
0.524% Notes due 2028XOM28New York Stock Exchange
0.835% Notes due 2032XOM32New York Stock Exchange
1.408% Notes due 2039XOM39ANew York Stock Exchange
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
    
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
 
 Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. 
Class Outstanding as of March 31, 2021
Common stock, without par value 4,233,538,917



EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
  
Item 1. Financial Statements 
  
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
        Three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020
  
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
        Three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020
  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
        As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020
  
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
        Three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020
  
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
        Three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020
  
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
  
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations17 
  
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk24 
  
Item 4. Controls and Procedures24 
  
  
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings25 
  
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds25 
  
Item 6. Exhibits25 
  
Index to Exhibits26 
  
Signature27 
  
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.    Financial Statements
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(millions of dollars)
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
Revenues and other income  
Sales and other operating revenue57,552 55,134 
Income from equity affiliates1,473 775 
Other income122 249 
Total revenues and other income59,147 56,158 
Costs and other deductions
Crude oil and product purchases32,601 32,083 
Production and manufacturing expenses8,062 8,297 
Selling, general and administrative expenses2,428 2,579 
Depreciation and depletion5,004 5,819 
Exploration expenses, including dry holes164 288 
Non-service pension and postretirement benefit expense378 269 
Interest expense258 249 
Other taxes and duties6,660 6,832 
Total costs and other deductions55,555 56,416 
Income (Loss) before income taxes3,592 (258)
Income taxes796 512 
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests2,796 (770)
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests66 (160)
Net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil2,730 (610)
Earnings (Loss) per common share (dollars)
0.64 (0.14)
Earnings (Loss) per common share - assuming dilution (dollars)
0.64 (0.14)



The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(millions of dollars)
 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests2,796 (770)
Other comprehensive income (loss) (net of income taxes)
Foreign exchange translation adjustment149 (5,649)
Postretirement benefits reserves adjustment (excluding amortization)168 87 
Amortization and settlement of postretirement benefits reserves adjustment included in net periodic benefit costs378 204 
Total other comprehensive income (loss)695 (5,358)
Comprehensive income (loss) including noncontrolling interests3,491 (6,128)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests146 (672)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil3,345 (5,456)


The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.

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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(millions of dollars)
 March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
Assets  
Current assets  
Cash and cash equivalents3,515 4,364 
Notes and accounts receivable – net24,755 20,581 
Inventories
Crude oil, products and merchandise13,740 14,169 
Materials and supplies4,617 4,681 
Other current assets1,568 1,098 
Total current assets48,195 44,893 
Investments, advances and long-term receivables44,181 43,515 
Property, plant and equipment – net224,641 227,553 
Other assets, including intangibles – net16,753 16,789 
Total assets333,770 332,750 
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Notes and loans payable18,185 20,458 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities41,017 35,221 
Income taxes payable948 684 
Total current liabilities60,150 56,363 
Long-term debt45,137 47,182 
Postretirement benefits reserves21,835 22,415 
Deferred income tax liabilities18,113 18,165 
Long-term obligations to equity companies3,279 3,253 
Other long-term obligations21,155 21,242 
Total liabilities169,669 168,620 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 3)00
Equity
Common stock without par value
(9,000 million shares authorized, 8,019 million shares issued)15,884 15,688 
Earnings reinvested382,953 383,943 
Accumulated other comprehensive income(16,090)(16,705)
Common stock held in treasury
(3,785 million shares at March 31, 2021 and
3,786 million shares at December 31, 2020)
(225,773)(225,776)
ExxonMobil share of equity156,974 157,150 
Noncontrolling interests7,127 6,980 
Total equity164,101 164,130 
Total liabilities and equity333,770 332,750 

The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(millions of dollars)
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
Cash flows from operating activities  
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests2,796 (770)
Depreciation and depletion5,004 5,819 
Noncash inventory adjustment - lower of cost or market2,245 
Changes in operational working capital, excluding cash and debt1,953 (942)
All other items – net(489)(78)
Net cash provided by operating activities9,264 6,274 
Cash flows from investing activities
Additions to property, plant and equipment(2,400)(5,945)
Proceeds from asset sales and returns of investments307 86 
Additional investments and advances(349)(728)
Other investing activities including collection of advances87 220 
Net cash used in investing activities(2,355)(6,367)
Cash flows from financing activities
Additions to long-term debt8,466 
Reductions in long-term debt(2)
Additions to short-term debt (1)
5,781 13,128 
Reductions in short-term debt (1)
(10,849)(6,500)
Additions/(reductions) in commercial paper and debt with three
months or less maturity
1,003 (2,332)
Cash dividends to ExxonMobil shareholders(3,720)(3,719)
Cash dividends to noncontrolling interests(52)(45)
Changes in noncontrolling interests53 94 
Common stock acquired(1)(305)
Net cash used in financing activities(7,785)8,785 
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash27 (369)
Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(849)8,323 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period4,364 3,089 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period3,515 11,412 
Supplemental Disclosures
Income taxes paid855 1,372 
Cash interest paid
Included in cash flows from operating activities405 313 
Capitalized, included in cash flows from investing activities151 155 
Total cash interest paid556 468 

(1)Includes commercial paper with a maturity greater than three months.

 The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
(millions of dollars)
 ExxonMobil Share of Equity  
 Common StockEarnings ReinvestedAccumulated Other Comprehensive IncomeCommon Stock Held in TreasuryExxonMobil Share of EquityNon-controlling InterestsTotal Equity
Balance as of December 31, 201915,637 421,341 (19,493)(225,835)191,650 7,288 198,938 
Amortization of stock-based awards181 — — — 181 — 181 
Other(182)— — — (182)157 (25)
Net income (loss) for the period— (610)— — (610)(160)(770)
Dividends - common shares— (3,719)— — (3,719)(45)(3,764)
Cumulative effect of accounting
change
— (93)— — (93)(1)(94)
Other comprehensive income (loss)— — (4,846)— (4,846)(512)(5,358)
Acquisitions, at cost— — — (305)(305)(63)(368)
Dispositions— — — — 
Balance as of March 31, 202015,636 416,919 (24,339)(226,137)182,079 6,664 188,743 
Balance as of December 31, 202015,688 383,943 (16,705)(225,776)157,150 6,980 164,130 
Amortization of stock-based awards202 — — — 202 — 202 
Other(6)— — — (6)53 47 
Net income (loss) for the period— 2,730 — — 2,730 66 2,796 
Dividends - common shares— (3,720)— — (3,720)(52)(3,772)
Other comprehensive income (loss)— — 615 — 615 80 695 
Acquisitions, at cost— — — (1)(1)(1)
Dispositions— — — — 
Balance as of March 31, 202115,884 382,953 (16,090)(225,773)156,974 7,127 164,101 

 Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
Common Stock Share ActivityIssuedHeld in TreasuryOutstanding IssuedHeld in TreasuryOutstanding
 (millions of shares) (millions of shares)
Balance as of December 318,019 (3,786)4,233 8,019 (3,785)4,234 
Acquisitions— — — — (6)(6)
Dispositions— — — — 
Balance as of March 318,019 (3,785)4,234 8,019 (3,791)4,228 

The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1. Basis of Financial Statement Preparation
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in the context of the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Corporation's 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K. In the opinion of the Corporation, the information furnished herein reflects all known accruals and adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the periods reported herein. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Prior data has been reclassified in certain cases to conform to the current presentation basis.
 
The Corporation's exploration and production activities are accounted for under the "successful efforts" method.

2. Miscellaneous Financial Information
Crude oil, products and merchandise inventories are carried at the lower of current market value or cost, generally determined under the last-in first-out method (LIFO). The Corporation's results for the first quarter of 2020 included a before-tax charge of $2,777 million, included in "Crude oil and product purchases" on the Statement of Income, from writing down the book value of inventories to their market value at the end of the period. This adjustment, together with a market adjustment to inventory for equity companies included in "Income from equity affiliates," resulted in a $2,096 million after-tax charge to earnings (excluding noncontrolling interests) in the first quarter of 2020. These charges were adjusted throughout 2020 to reflect the current market price of the inventory at the end of each reporting period.
In the first quarter of 2020, mainly as a result of declines in prices for crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products and a significant decline in the Corporation's market capitalization at the end of the first quarter, before-tax goodwill impairment charges of $611 million and other impairment charges of $299 million were recognized. The charges related to goodwill impairment were included in “Depreciation and depletion” on the Statement of Income while the charges related to other impairments were largely included in “Income from equity affiliates.”
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3. Litigation and Other Contingencies
Litigation. A variety of claims have been made against ExxonMobil and certain of its consolidated subsidiaries in a number of pending lawsuits. Management has regular litigation reviews, including updates from corporate and outside counsel, to assess the need for accounting recognition or disclosure of these contingencies. The Corporation accrues an undiscounted liability for those contingencies where the incurrence of a loss is probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated. If a range of amounts can be reasonably estimated and no amount within the range is a better estimate than any other amount, then the minimum of the range is accrued. The Corporation does not record liabilities when the likelihood that the liability has been incurred is probable but the amount cannot be reasonably estimated or when the liability is believed to be only reasonably possible or remote. For contingencies where an unfavorable outcome is reasonably possible and which are significant, the Corporation discloses the nature of the contingency and, where feasible, an estimate of the possible loss. For purposes of our contingency disclosures, “significant” includes material matters, as well as other matters which management believes should be disclosed. ExxonMobil will continue to defend itself vigorously in these matters. Based on a consideration of all relevant facts and circumstances, the Corporation does not believe the ultimate outcome of any currently pending lawsuit against ExxonMobil will have a material adverse effect upon the Corporation's operations, financial condition, or financial statements taken as a whole.
Other Contingencies. The Corporation and certain of its consolidated subsidiaries were contingently liable at March 31, 2021, for guarantees relating to notes, loans and performance under contracts. Where guarantees for environmental remediation and other similar matters do not include a stated cap, the amounts reflect management’s estimate of the maximum potential exposure. These guarantees are not reasonably likely to have a material effect on the Corporation’s financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.
  As of March 31, 2021
  
Equity Company
Obligations (1)
Other Third-Party ObligationsTotal
  (millions of dollars)
Guarantees   
 Debt-related1,014 126 1,140 
 Other837 4,912 5,749 
 Total1,851 5,038 6,889 
(1)ExxonMobil share
Additionally, the Corporation and its affiliates have numerous long-term sales and purchase commitments in their various business activities, all of which are expected to be fulfilled with no adverse consequences material to the Corporation’s operations or financial condition.
The operations and earnings of the Corporation and its affiliates throughout the world have been, and may in the future be, affected from time to time in varying degree by political developments and laws and regulations, such as forced divestiture of assets; restrictions on production, imports and exports; price controls; tax increases and retroactive tax claims; expropriation of property; cancellation of contract rights and environmental regulations. Both the likelihood of such occurrences and their overall effect upon the Corporation vary greatly from country to country and are not predictable.
In accordance with a Venezuelan nationalization decree issued in February 2007, a subsidiary of the Venezuelan National Oil Company (PdVSA) assumed the operatorship of the Cerro Negro Heavy Oil Project. The decree also required conversion of the Cerro Negro Project into a “mixed enterprise” and an increase in PdVSA’s or one of its affiliate’s ownership interest in the Project. ExxonMobil refused to accede to the terms proffered by the government, and on June 27, 2007, the government expropriated ExxonMobil’s 41.67 percent interest in the Cerro Negro Project.
ExxonMobil collected awards of $908 million in an arbitration against PdVSA under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce in respect of an indemnity related to the Cerro Negro Project and $260 million in an arbitration for compensation due for the La Ceiba Project and for export curtailments at the Cerro Negro Project under rules of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). An ICSID arbitration award relating to the Cerro Negro Project’s expropriation ($1.4 billion) was annulled based on a determination that a prior Tribunal failed to adequately explain why the cap on damages in the indemnity owed by PdVSA did not affect or limit the amount owed for the expropriation of the Cerro Negro Project. ExxonMobil filed a new claim seeking to restore the original award of damages for the Cerro Negro Project with ICSID on September 26, 2018.
The net impact of this matter on the Corporation’s consolidated financial results cannot be reasonably estimated. Regardless, the Corporation does not expect the resolution to have a material effect upon the Corporation’s operations or financial condition.
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An affiliate of ExxonMobil is one of the Contractors under a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) covering the Erha block located in the offshore waters of Nigeria. ExxonMobil's affiliate is the operator of the block and owns a 56.25 percent interest under the PSC. The Contractors are in dispute with NNPC regarding NNPC's lifting of crude oil in excess of its entitlement under the terms of the PSC. In accordance with the terms of the PSC, the Contractors initiated arbitration in Abuja, Nigeria, under the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act. On October 24, 2011, a three-member arbitral Tribunal issued an award upholding the Contractors' position in all material respects and awarding damages to the Contractors jointly in an amount of approximately $1.8 billion plus $234 million in accrued interest. The Contractors petitioned a Nigerian federal court for enforcement of the award, and NNPC petitioned the same court to have the award set aside. On May 22, 2012, the court set aside the award. The Contractors appealed that judgment to the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division. On July 22, 2016, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the lower court setting aside the award. On October 21, 2016, the Contractors appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In June 2013, the Contractors filed a lawsuit against NNPC in the Nigerian federal high court in order to preserve their ability to seek enforcement of the PSC in the courts if necessary. Following dismissal by this court, the Contractors appealed to the Nigerian Court of Appeal in June 2016. In October 2014, the Contractors filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) to enforce, if necessary, the arbitration award against NNPC assets residing within that jurisdiction. NNPC moved to dismiss the lawsuit. On September 4, 2019, the SDNY dismissed the Contractors’ petition to recognize and enforce the Erha arbitration award. The Contractors filed a notice of appeal in the Second Circuit on October 2, 2019. At this time, the net impact of this matter on the Corporation's consolidated financial results cannot be reasonably estimated. However, regardless of the outcome of enforcement proceedings, the Corporation does not expect the proceedings to have a material effect upon the Corporation's operations or financial condition.

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4. Other Comprehensive Income Information
ExxonMobil Share of Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income
Cumulative Foreign Exchange Translation AdjustmentPostretirement Benefits
 Reserves Adjustment
Total
(millions of dollars)
Balance as of December 31, 2019(12,446)(7,047)(19,493)
Current period change excluding amounts reclassified
from accumulated other comprehensive income
(5,113)72 (5,041)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other
comprehensive income
195 195 
Total change in accumulated other comprehensive income(5,113)267 (4,846)
Balance as of March 31, 2020(17,559)(6,780)(24,339)
Balance as of December 31, 2020(10,614)(6,091)(16,705)
Current period change excluding amounts reclassified
 from accumulated other comprehensive income (1)
88 158 246 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other
comprehensive income
369 369 
Total change in accumulated other comprehensive income88 527 615 
Balance as of March 31, 2021(10,526)(5,564)(16,090)
(1)Cumulative Foreign Exchange Translation Adjustment includes net investment hedge gain/(loss) of $191 million, net of taxes.

Three Months Ended
March 31,
Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income - Before-tax Income/(Expense)
20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Amortization and settlement of postretirement benefits reserves
adjustment included in net periodic benefit costs
  
(Statement of Income line: Non-service pension and postretirement benefit expense)(484)(262)

Three Months Ended
March 31,
Income Tax (Expense)/Credit For
Components of Other Comprehensive Income
20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Foreign exchange translation adjustment(53)
Postretirement benefits reserves adjustment (excluding amortization)(58)(62)
Amortization and settlement of postretirement benefits reserves
adjustment included in net periodic benefit costs
(106)(58)
Total(217)(113)

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5. Earnings Per Share 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
Earnings per common share  
Net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil (millions of dollars)
2,730 (610)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (millions of shares)
4,272 4,270 
Earnings (Loss) per common share (dollars) (1)
0.64 (0.14)
Dividends paid per common share (dollars)
0.87 0.87 
(1)The calculation of earnings (loss) per common share and earnings (loss) per common share – assuming dilution are the same in each period shown.

6. Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Components of net benefit cost  
Pension Benefits - U.S.  
Service cost225 235 
Interest cost139 177 
Expected return on plan assets(180)(175)
Amortization of actuarial loss/(gain) and prior service cost55 79 
Net pension enhancement and curtailment/settlement cost298 52 
Net benefit cost537 368 
Pension Benefits - Non-U.S.
Service cost195 175 
Interest cost130 161 
Expected return on plan assets(258)(222)
Amortization of actuarial loss/(gain) and prior service cost123 119 
Net pension enhancement and curtailment/settlement cost12 
Net benefit cost202 233 
Other Postretirement Benefits
Service cost49 45 
Interest cost56 70 
Expected return on plan assets(5)(4)
Amortization of actuarial loss/(gain) and prior service cost12 
Net benefit cost108 123 
 

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7. Financial Instruments and Derivatives
 
Financial Instruments. The estimated fair value of financial instruments at March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, and the related hierarchy level for the fair value measurement is as follows:
 At March 31, 2021
 (millions of dollars)
 Fair Value    
 Level 1Level 2Level 3Total Gross Assets
& Liabilities
Effect of
Counterparty Netting
Effect of
Collateral
Netting
Difference
in Carrying
Value and
Fair Value
Net
Carrying
Value
Assets        
Derivative assets (1)
1,338 264 — 1,602 (1,332)(62)— 208 
Advances to/receivables
from equity companies (2)(6)
— 3,115 6,083 9,198 — — (233)8,965 
Other long-term
financial assets (3)
1,157 — 1,046 2,203 — 120 2,323 
Liabilities
Derivative liabilities (4)
1,389 329 — 1,718 (1,332)(113)— 273 
Long-term debt (5)
45,594 111 45,709 — — (2,236)43,473 
Long-term obligations
to equity companies (6)
— — 3,567 3,567 — — (288)3,279 
Other long-term
financial liabilities (7)
— — 979 979 — — 55 1,034 
 
  At December 31, 2020
  (millions of dollars)
  Fair Value    
  Level 1Level 2Level 3Total Gross
Assets
& Liabilities
Effect of
Counterparty
Netting
Effect of
Collateral
Netting
Difference
in Carrying
Value and
Fair Value
Net
Carrying
Value
Assets        
 
Derivative assets (1)
1,247 194 — 1,441 (1,282)(6)— 153 
 Advances to/receivables
 
from equity companies (2)(6)
— 3,275 5,904 9,179 — — (367)8,812 
 Other long-term
 
financial assets (3)
1,235 — 944 2,179 — — 125 2,304 
Liabilities
 
Derivative liabilities (4)
1,443 254 — 1,697 (1,282)(202)— 213 
 
Long-term debt (5)
50,263 125 50,392 — — (4,890)45,502 
 Long-term obligations
 
to equity companies (6)
— — 3,530 3,530 — — (277)3,253 
 Other long-term
 
financial liabilities (7)
— — 964 964 — — 44 1,008 
(1)Included in the Balance Sheet lines: Notes and accounts receivable - net and Other assets, including intangibles - net
(2)Included in the Balance Sheet line: Investments, advances and long-term receivables
(3)Included in the Balance Sheet lines: Investments, advances and long-term receivables and Other assets, including intangibles - net
(4)Included in the Balance Sheet lines: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities and Other long-term obligations
(5)Excluding finance lease obligations
(6)Advances to/receivables from equity companies and long-term obligations to equity companies are mainly designated as hierarchy level 3 inputs. The fair value is calculated by discounting the remaining obligations by a rate consistent with the credit quality and industry of the company.
(7)Included in the Balance Sheet line: Other long-term obligations. Includes contingent consideration related to a prior year acquisition where fair value is based on expected drilling activities and discount rates.
At March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, respectively, the Corporation had $447 million and $504 million of collateral under master netting arrangements not offset against the derivatives on the Consolidated Balance Sheet, primarily related to initial margin requirements.
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The Corporation may use non-derivative financial instruments, such as its foreign currency-denominated debt, as hedges of its net investments in certain foreign subsidiaries. Under this method, the change in the carrying value of the financial instruments due to foreign exchange fluctuations is reported in accumulated other comprehensive income. As of March 31, 2021, the Corporation has designated $5.3 billion of its Euro-denominated long-term debt and related accrued interest as a net investment hedge of its European business. The net investment hedge is deemed to be perfectly effective.
 
Derivative Instruments. The Corporation’s size, strong capital structure, geographic diversity and the complementary nature of the Upstream, Downstream and Chemical businesses reduce the Corporation’s enterprise-wide risk from changes in commodity prices, currency rates and interest rates. In addition, the Corporation uses commodity-based contracts, including derivatives, to manage commodity price risk and for trading purposes. Commodity contracts held for trading purposes are presented in the Consolidated Statement of Income on a net basis in the line “Sales and other operating revenue.” The Corporation’s commodity derivatives are not accounted for under hedge accounting. At times, the Corporation also enters into currency and interest rate derivatives, none of which are material to the Corporation’s financial position as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, or results of operations for the periods ended March 31, 2021, and 2020.
 
Credit risk associated with the Corporation’s derivative position is mitigated by several factors, including the use of derivative clearing exchanges and the quality of and financial limits placed on derivative counterparties. The Corporation maintains a system of controls that includes the authorization, reporting and monitoring of derivative activity.
 
The net notional long/(short) position of derivative instruments at March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, was as follows:

March 31,December 31,
20212020
(millions)
Crude oil (barrels)71 40 
Petroleum products (barrels)(53)(46)
Natural Gas (MMBTUs)(532)(500)
 
Realized and unrealized gains/(losses) on derivative instruments that were recognized in the Consolidated Statement of Income are included in the following lines on a before-tax basis:
 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Sales and other operating revenue(512)1,236 
Crude oil and product purchases(352)
Total(511)884 
 
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8. Disclosures about Segments and Related Information
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
Earnings (Loss) After Income Tax(millions of dollars)
Upstream  
United States363 (704)
Non-U.S.2,191 1,240 
Downstream
United States(113)(101)
Non-U.S.(277)(510)
Chemical
United States715 288 
Non-U.S.700 (144)
Corporate and financing(849)(679)
Corporate total2,730 (610)
Sales and Other Operating Revenue
Upstream
United States1,885 1,777 
Non-U.S.3,094 2,567 
Downstream
United States16,078 15,384 
Non-U.S.28,613 29,304 
Chemical
United States3,091 2,296 
Non-U.S.4,887 3,800 
Corporate and financing(96)
Corporate total57,552 55,134 
Intersegment Revenue
Upstream
United States3,323 2,273 
Non-U.S.6,817 6,387 
Downstream
United States3,953 3,952 
Non-U.S.5,381 5,124 
Chemical
United States1,950 1,766 
Non-U.S.1,231 1,263 
Corporate and financing57 55 

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Geographic  
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
Sales and Other Operating Revenue20212020
 (millions of dollars)
United States21,054 19,457 
Non-U.S.36,498 35,677 
Total57,552 55,134 
Significant Non-U.S. revenue sources include: (1)
Canada4,258 3,823 
Singapore3,435 2,616 
United Kingdom2,943 3,691 
France2,782 2,589 
Belgium1,989 1,889 
Italy1,865 1,958 
Australia1,729 1,654 
(1)Revenue is determined by primary country of operations. Excludes certain sales and other operating revenues in Non-U.S. operations where attribution to a specific country is not practicable.
 
9. Sale of United Kingdom Assets
ExxonMobil signed an agreement with HitecVision, through its wholly-owned portfolio company NEO Energy, for the sale of most of its non-operated upstream assets in the United Kingdom central and northern North Sea for more than $1 billion. The transaction is expected to close near mid-year 2021, subject to standard conditions precedent, including regulatory and third-party approvals. The agreed sales price is subject to interim period adjustments from the effective date of January 1, 2021, to the closing date, and has an additional upside potential of approximately $0.3 billion in contingent payments, based on production level and commodity prices. Estimated total cash flow from the divestment will range from $0.7 billion to $1.2 billion, of which $0.7 billion to $0.8 billion is expected in 2021 and the remainder in future years. The Corporation expects to recognize a gain at closing. Estimated gain and net cash flow could change due to market factors and timing of close.

10. Restructuring Activities
During 2020, ExxonMobil conducted an extensive global review of staffing levels and subsequently commenced targeted workforce reductions within a number of countries to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The programs, which are expected to be substantially completed by the end of 2021, include both voluntary and involuntary employee separations and reductions in contractors.
During the first quarter of 2021, the Corporation recorded before-tax charges of $39 million, consisting primarily of employee separation costs, from workforce reductions in Singapore and Europe associated with the global review of staffing levels. These costs are captured in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” on the Statement of Income.
For the full year, the Corporation estimates charges of up to $200 million related to planned workforce reduction programs associated with the global review of staffing levels. This does not include charges related to employee reductions associated with any portfolio changes or other projects.
The following table summarizes the reserves and charges related to the workforce reduction programs associated with the global review of staffing levels, which are recorded in “Accounts payable and accrued liabilities.”
 2021
 (millions of dollars)
Balance at January 1403 
Additions/adjustments39 
Payments made(130)
Balance at March 31312 
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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

In early 2020, the balance of supply and demand for petroleum and petrochemical products experienced two significant disruptive effects. On the demand side, the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly through most areas of the world resulting in substantial reductions in consumer and business activity and significantly reduced demand for crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. This reduction in demand coincided with announcements of increased production in certain key oil-producing countries which led to increases in inventory levels and sharp declines in prices for crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.

While demand for petroleum and petrochemical products has rebounded, the lingering effects of the weak 2020 business environment continued to have a negative impact on financial results in 2021 when compared to periods prior to the pandemic. Signs of improvement are emerging with stronger prices and margins across all businesses when compared to the fourth quarter 2020. However, Downstream margins remain lower when compared to historical levels over the last decade.

FUNCTIONAL EARNINGS SUMMARY
 First Three Months
Earnings (Loss) (U.S. GAAP)20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Upstream  
United States363 (704)
Non-U.S.2,191 1,240 
Downstream
United States(113)(101)
Non-U.S.(277)(510)
Chemical
United States715 288 
Non-U.S.700 (144)
Corporate and financing(849)(679)
Net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP)2,730 (610)
Earnings (Loss) per common share (dollars)
0.64 (0.14)
Earnings (Loss) per common share - assuming dilution (dollars)
0.64 (0.14)
 
References in this discussion to Corporate earnings (loss) mean net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) from the consolidated income statement. Unless otherwise indicated, references to earnings (loss), Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Corporate and financing segment earnings (loss), and earnings (loss) per share are ExxonMobil's share after excluding amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.

REVIEW OF FIRST QUARTER 2021 RESULTS
ExxonMobil’s first quarter 2021 earnings were $2.7 billion, or $0.64 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $0.6 billion a year earlier. The increase in earnings was primarily the result of the absence of prior year unfavorable non-operational impacts, including an inventory write-down and impairments; higher Upstream realizations and Chemical margins; and lower expenses. These impacts were partly offset by lower Downstream margins, winter storm impacts, unfavorable foreign exchange impacts, and lower Upstream volumes.

Oil-equivalent production was 3.8 million barrels per day, down 6 percent from the prior year. Excluding entitlement effects, divestments, and government mandates, oil-equivalent production was down 2 percent from the prior year.

The Corporation distributed $3.7 billion in dividends to shareholders.
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 First Three Months
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Upstream results  
United States363 (704)
Non-U.S.2,191 1,240 
Total2,554 536 

Upstream earnings were $2,554 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with earnings of $536 million in the first quarter of 2020.
Realizations increased earnings by $1,310 million, driven by higher liquids realizations of $1,390 million.
Volume and mix effects reduced earnings by $370 million due to lower liquids sales volumes of $390 million partly offset by gas volume mix and timing of $20 million.
All other items increased earnings by $1,080 million, as the absence of prior year unfavorable non-operational impacts associated with impairments of $360 million and an inventory write down of $260 million, and lower expenses of $700 million were partly offset by unfavorable foreign exchange impacts of $220 million.
The unfavorable impact of the winter storm on Upstream earnings, included in the factors above, was $240 million.
U.S. Upstream earnings were $363 million, up $1,067 million from the prior year quarter.
Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $2,191 million, up $951 million from the prior year quarter.
On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 6 percent from the first quarter of 2020.
Liquids production totaled 2.3 million barrels per day, down 222,000 barrels per day, reflecting the impacts of government mandates, lower entitlements, and the winter storm.
Natural gas production was 9.2 billion cubic feet per day, down 223 million cubic feet per day, reflecting the impacts of decline, higher downtime, the winter storm, and the Groningen production limit, partly offset by higher demand and project growth.
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 First Quarter
Upstream additional information(thousands of barrels daily)
Volumes reconciliation (Oil-equivalent production) (1)
 
20204,046
Entitlements - Net Interest(3)
Entitlements - Price / Spend / Other(51)
Government Mandates(124)
Divestments(15)
Growth / Other(66)
20213,787

(1)Natural gas is converted to an oil-equivalent basis at six million cubic feet per one thousand barrels.

Listed below are descriptions of ExxonMobil’s volumes reconciliation factors which are provided to facilitate understanding of the terms.
 
Entitlements - Net Interest are changes to ExxonMobil’s share of production volumes caused by non-operational changes to volume-determining factors. These factors consist of net interest changes specified in Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) which typically occur when cumulative investment returns or production volumes achieve defined thresholds, changes in equity upon achieving pay-out in partner investment carry situations, equity redeterminations as specified in venture agreements, or as a result of the termination or expiry of a concession. Once a net interest change has occurred, it typically will not be reversed by subsequent events, such as lower crude oil prices.
 
Entitlements - Price, Spend and Other are changes to ExxonMobil’s share of production volumes resulting from temporary changes to non-operational volume-determining factors. These factors include changes in oil and gas prices or spending levels from one period to another. According to the terms of contractual arrangements or government royalty regimes, price or spending variability can increase or decrease royalty burdens and/or volumes attributable to ExxonMobil. For example, at higher prices, fewer barrels are required for ExxonMobil to recover its costs. These effects generally vary from period to period with field spending patterns or market prices for oil and natural gas. Such factors can also include other temporary changes in net interest as dictated by specific provisions in production agreements.
 
Government Mandates are changes to ExxonMobil's sustainable production levels due to temporary non-operational production limits imposed by governments, generally upon a sector, type or method of production.
 
Divestments are reductions in ExxonMobil’s production arising from commercial arrangements to fully or partially reduce equity in a field or asset in exchange for financial or other economic consideration.
 
Growth and Other factors comprise all other operational and non-operational factors not covered by the above definitions that may affect volumes attributable to ExxonMobil. Such factors include, but are not limited to, production enhancements from project and work program activities, acquisitions including additions from asset exchanges, downtime, market demand, natural field decline, and any fiscal or commercial terms that do not affect entitlements.
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 First Three Months
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Downstream results  
United States(113)(101)
Non-U.S.(277)(510)
Total(390)(611)

Downstream results were a loss of $390 million in the first quarter of 2021, a $221 million improvement from the first quarter of 2020.
Margins decreased earnings by $1,880 million, including the net unfavorable mark to market impact on unsettled derivatives and weaker industry refining conditions.
Volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $80 million.
All other items increased earnings by $2,180 million, as the absence of prior year unfavorable non-operational impacts associated with an inventory write-down of $1,600 million and impairments of $340 million, and lower expenses of $410 million, were partly offset by unfavorable foreign exchange impacts of $100 million and other unfavorable earnings impacts of $70 million.
The unfavorable impact of the winter storm on Downstream earnings, included in the factors above, was $130 million.
U.S. Downstream results were a loss of $113 million, compared with a loss of $101 million in the prior year quarter.
Non-U.S. Downstream results were a loss of $277 million, a $233 million improvement from the prior year quarter.
Petroleum product sales of 4.9 million barrels per day were 406,000 barrels per day lower than the prior year quarter.

 First Three Months
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Chemical results  
United States715 288 
Non-U.S.700 (144)
Total1,415 144 
 
Chemical earnings were $1,415 million in the first quarter of 2021, up $1,271 million from the first quarter of 2020.
Higher margins increased earnings by $620 million.
Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $30 million.
All other items increased earnings by $620 million, mainly due to the absence of prior year unfavorable non-operational impacts associated with an inventory write-down of $230 million and impairments of $90 million, lower expenses of $240 million, and favorable foreign exchange impacts of $60 million.
The unfavorable impact of the winter storm on Chemical earnings, included in the factors above, was $230 million.
U.S. Chemical earnings were $715 million, up $427 million from the prior year quarter.
Non-U.S. Chemical earnings were $700 million, up $844 million from the prior year quarter.
First quarter prime product sales of 6.4 million metric tons were 209,000 metric tons higher than the prior year quarter.

 First Three Months
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Corporate and financing results(849)(679)
 
Corporate and financing expenses were $849 million for the first quarter of 2021, up $170 million from the first quarter of 2020, reflecting higher retirement-related expenses.
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 First Three Months
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Net cash provided by/(used in)
Operating activities9,264 6,274 
Investing activities(2,355)(6,367)
Financing activities(7,785)8,785 
Effect of exchange rate changes27 (369)
Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(849)8,323 
Cash and cash equivalents (at end of period)3,515 11,412 
Cash flow from operations and asset sales
Net cash provided by operating activities (U.S. GAAP)9,264 6,274 
Proceeds associated with sales of subsidiaries, property, plant & equipment, and sales and returns of investments307 86 
Cash flow from operations and asset sales9,571 6,360 
Because of the ongoing nature of our asset management and divestment program, we believe it is useful for investors to consider proceeds associated with asset sales together with cash provided by operating activities when evaluating cash available for investment in the business and financing activities, including shareholder distributions.
Cash flow from operations and asset sales in the first quarter of 2021 was $9.6 billion, an increase of $3.2 billion from the comparable 2020 period primarily reflecting higher earnings.
Cash provided by operating activities totaled $9.3 billion for the first three months of 2021, $3.0 billion higher than 2020. Net income including noncontrolling interests was $2.8 billion, an increase of $3.6 billion from the prior year period. The adjustments for the noncash provision of $5.0 billion for depreciation and depletion was down $0.8 billion from 2020. Changes in operational working capital were a contribution of $2.0 billion, compared to a reduction of $0.9 billion in the prior year period. All other items net decreased cash flows by $0.5 billion in 2021 versus a reduction of $0.1 billion in 2020. See the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for additional details.
 
Investing activities for the first three months of 2021 used net cash of $2.4 billion, a decrease of $4.0 billion compared to the prior year. Spending for additions to property, plant and equipment of $2.4 billion was $3.5 billion lower than 2020. Proceeds from asset sales of $0.3 billion were $0.2 billion higher than the prior year. Net investments and advances decreased $0.2 billion to $0.3 billion.
Net cash used by financing activities was $7.8 billion in the first three months of 2021, including $4.1 billion of debt repayments. This compares to net cash provided by financing activities of $8.8 billion in the prior year, due to a long-term debt issuance in the first quarter of 2020.
Total debt at the end of the first quarter of 2021 was $63.3 billion compared to $67.6 billion at year-end 2020. The Corporation's debt to total capital ratio was 27.8 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2021 compared to 29.2 percent at year-end 2020.
The Corporation has access to significant capacity of long-term and short-term liquidity. Commercial paper continues to provide short-term liquidity, and is reflected in "Notes and loans payable" on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Cash and cash equivalents was $3.5 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2021. The Corporation had undrawn short-term committed lines of credit of $11.2 billion as of first quarter 2021.
The Corporation distributed a total of $3.7 billion to shareholders in the first three months of 2021 through dividends.
 



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The Corporation, as part of its ongoing asset management program, continues to evaluate its mix of assets for potential upgrade. Because of the ongoing nature of this program, dispositions will continue to be made from time to time which will result in either gains or losses. Additionally, the Corporation continues to evaluate opportunities to enhance its business portfolio through acquisitions of assets or companies, and enters into such transactions from time to time. Key criteria for evaluating acquisitions include potential for future growth and attractive current valuations. Acquisitions may be made with cash, shares of the Corporation’s common stock, or both.
The termination of certain transportation service agreements in the first quarter reduced commitments previously reported at year-end in Form 10-K under “Take-or-pay and unconditional purchase obligations” by approximately $2.3 billion. The majority of those commitments related to the years 2026 and beyond.
Litigation and other contingencies are discussed in Note 3 to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

TAXES
 First Three Months
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Income taxes796 512 
Effective income tax rate33 %481 %
Total other taxes and duties (1)
7,283 7,497 
Total8,079 8,009 
 
(1)Includes “Other taxes and duties” plus taxes that are included in “Production and manufacturing expenses” and “Selling, general and administrative expenses.”
 
Total taxes were $8.1 billion for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $0.1 billion from 2020. Income tax expense was $0.8 billion compared to $0.5 billion in the prior year reflecting higher commodity prices. The effective income tax rate of 33 percent compared to 481 percent in the prior year period primarily due to a change in mix of results in jurisdictions with varying tax rates and the absence of prior year inventory valuation and impairment impacts. Total other taxes and duties decreased by $0.2 billion to $7.3 billion.

In the United States, the Corporation has various ongoing U.S. federal income tax positions at issue with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax years beginning in 2006. The Corporation filed a refund suit for tax years 2006-2009 in U.S. federal district court (District Court) with respect to the positions at issue for those years. On February 24, 2020, the Corporation received an adverse ruling on this suit. The IRS has asserted penalties associated with several of those positions. The Corporation has not recognized the penalties as an expense because the Corporation does not expect the penalties to be sustained under applicable law. On January 13, 2021, the District Court ruled that no penalties apply to the Corporation's positions in this suit. The Corporation filed a notice of appeal regarding the substantive issues to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 9, 2021. The government filed a notice of appeal regarding the penalty issue to the same court on April 19, 2021. Unfavorable resolution of all positions at issue with the IRS would not have a material adverse effect on the Corporation’s operations or financial condition.

RESTRUCTURING ACTIVITIES
During 2020, ExxonMobil conducted an extensive global review of staffing levels and subsequently commenced targeted workforce reductions within a number of countries to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The programs, which are expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2021, include both voluntary and involuntary employee separations and reductions in contractors.
In the first quarter of 2021, the Corporation recorded before-tax charges of $39 million ($31 million after tax), consisting primarily of employee separation costs, from workforce reduction programs in Singapore and Europe associated with the global review of staffing levels. These costs are captured in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” on the Statement of Income. Before-tax cash outflows in first quarter of 2021 associated with these activities were $130 million.
The Corporation estimates total charges of up to $200 million in 2021 related to planned workforce reduction programs with cash outflows ranging between $400 million and $600 million. This does not include charges related to employee reductions associated with any portfolio changes or other projects. Before-tax workforce reduction savings, including employees and contractors, are estimated to range between $1 billion and $2 billion per year after program completion when compared to 2019 levels.
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CAPITAL AND EXPLORATION EXPENDITURES
 First Three Months
 20212020
 (millions of dollars)
Upstream (including exploration expenses)2,357 5,126 
Downstream470 1,234 
Chemical306 782 
Other— 
Total3,133 7,143 
 
Capital and exploration expenditures in the first quarter of 2021 were $3.1 billion, down 56 percent from the first quarter of 2020. The Corporation expects 2021 capital spending to be in the range of $16 billion to $19 billion. Actual spending could vary depending on the progress of individual projects and property acquisitions. If market conditions continue above the Corporation's planning basis, additional cash will not be used to increase capital investment above this range, but will instead be used to accelerate deleveraging.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
Statements related to outlooks, projections, goals, targets, descriptions of strategic plans and objectives, and other statements of future events or conditions are forward-looking statements. Actual future results, including financial and operating performance; planned capital and cash operating expense reductions and ability to meet or exceed announced reduction objectives; plans to reduce future emissions intensity and the expected resulting absolute emission reductions; progressing carbon capture projects and results; total capital expenditures and mix; cash flow, dividend and shareholder returns; business and project plans, timing, costs and capacities; resource recoveries and production rates; and accounting and financial reporting effects resulting from market developments and ExxonMobil’s responsive actions, could differ materially due to a number of factors. These include the continuity of our board of directors and their strategic oversight; global or regional changes in the supply and demand for oil, natural gas, petrochemicals, and feedstocks and other market conditions that impact prices and differentials; the impact of company actions to protect the health and safety of employees, vendors, customers, and communities; actions of competitors and commercial counterparties; the ability to access short- and long-term debt markets on a timely and affordable basis; the severity, length and ultimate impact of COVID-19 and government responses on people and economies; reservoir performance; the outcome of exploration projects and timely completion of development and construction projects; changes in law, taxes, or regulation including environmental regulations, and timely granting of governmental permits; government policies and support for low carbon technologies like carbon capture; war, trade agreements and patterns, shipping blockades or harassment, and other political or security disturbances; opportunities for and regulatory approval of potential investments or divestments; the actions of competitors; the capture of efficiencies within and between business lines and the ability to maintain near-term cost reductions as ongoing efficiencies while maintaining future competitive positioning; unforeseen technical or operating difficulties; the development and competitiveness of alternative energy and emission reduction technologies; the results of research programs; the ability to bring new technologies to commercial scale on a cost-competitive basis; general economic conditions including the occurrence and duration of economic recessions; and other factors discussed under Item 1A. Risk Factors of ExxonMobil’s 2020 Form 10-K. We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date.

The term “project” as used in this report can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency reports.

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
Information about market risks for the three months ended March 31, 2021, does not differ materially from that discussed under Item 7A of the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2020.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures
 
As indicated in the certifications in Exhibit 31 of this report, the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer have evaluated the Corporation’s disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2021. Based on that evaluation, these officers have concluded that the Corporation’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by the Corporation in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is accumulated and communicated to them in a manner that allows for timely decisions regarding required disclosures and are effective in ensuring that such information is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. There were no changes during the Corporation’s last fiscal quarter that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Corporation’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
ExxonMobil has elected to use a $1 million threshold for disclosing environmental proceedings.

On April 13, 2021, the United States filed a proposed Fourth Consent Decree Amendment (the “Proposed Amendment”) with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The Proposed Amendment reflects an agreed settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the State of Illinois to resolve alleged violations at ExxonMobil Oil Corporation’s Joliet Refinery in Illinois of (i) certain New Source Performance Standards and other requirements for refineries as further described in a 2013 Notice of Violation/Finding of Violation and (ii) certain requirements in the original Consent Decree entered into with the EPA in December 2005 (in each case, as previously reported on the Corporation’s Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2013 and, with respect to the original 2005 Consent Decree, for the third quarter of 2005). Under the Proposed Amendment, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation has agreed to pay approximately $1.5 million in penalties, including $1,086,640 to the United States Treasury and $428,823 to the State of Illinois, and to implement various measures to reduce emissions at the Joliet Refinery including completion of approximately $10 million in capital improvements. The Proposed Amendment will also replace, supersede, and terminate the original 2005 Consent Decree as it pertains to ExxonMobil Oil Corporation’s Joliet Refinery. Once the Proposed Amendment is published in the Federal Register, it will be open to public comment for 30 days before the U.S. District Court may approve it.

As reported in the Corporation’s Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2020, ExxonMobil appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas entered on April 26, 2017, in a citizen suit captioned Environment Texas Citizen Lobby, Inc. et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corporation. The U.S. District Court had awarded approximately $20 million in civil penalties, payable to the United States Treasury. In the suit filed in December 2010, Environment Texas Citizen Lobby, Inc. and the Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, penalties, attorney fees and litigation costs associated with alleged violations of Title V of the Clean Air Act. Plaintiffs alleged that ExxonMobil repeatedly violated, and will continue to violate, its air operating permits, the Texas State Implementation Plan and the Clean Air Act by emitting air pollutants into the atmosphere from the Baytown complex in excess of applicable emission limitations or otherwise without authorization at the Baytown, Texas, refinery, chemical plant and olefins plant. On July 29, 2020, the Fifth Circuit vacated the U.S. District Court’s penalty award and remanded the case back to the District Court for further proceedings. On March 2, 2021, the U.S. District Court awarded $14.25 million in civil penalties, payable to the United States Treasury. ExxonMobil filed its appeal of the judgment in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on April 12, 2021.

Refer to the relevant portions of Note 3 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for further information on legal proceedings.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Issuer Purchase of Equity Securities for Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
PeriodTotal Number
of Shares
Purchased
Average
Price Paid
per Share
Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
Maximum Number
of Shares that May
Yet Be Purchased
Under the Plans
or Programs
January 2021— $— —  
February 2021— $— —  
March 2021— $— —  
Total—  — (See Note 1)
 
During the first quarter, the Corporation did not purchase any shares of its common stock for the treasury, and did not issue or sell any unregistered equity securities.

Note 1 - In its earnings release dated February 2, 2021, the Corporation stated that it had suspended its first quarter 2021 anti-dilutive share repurchase program due to market uncertainty and intends to resume this program in the future as market conditions improve.

Item 6. Exhibits
 
See Index to Exhibits of this report.

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
Exhibit Description
   
ExxonMobil Supplemental Savings Plan.
ExxonMobil Supplemental Pension Plan.
ExxonMobil Additional Payments Plan.
 Certification (pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)) by Chief Executive Officer.
 Certification (pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)) by Principal Financial Officer.
 Certification (pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)) by Principal Accounting Officer.
 Section 1350 Certification (pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 906) by Chief Executive Officer.
 Section 1350 Certification (pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 906) by Principal Financial Officer.
 Section 1350 Certification (pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 906) by Principal Accounting Officer.
101 Interactive Data Files (formatted as Inline XBRL).
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
SIGNATURE
 
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
Date: May 5, 2021By:/s/ LEN M. FOX
  Len M. Fox
  Vice President, Controller and
  Principal Accounting Officer
 
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