Exxon Mobil fracking chief arrested at budget hotel for alleged sexual assault
The head of Exxon Mobil’s shale oil and gas business was arrested at a budget hotel last week for an alleged sexual assault.
David Scott, a senior vice president who oversees the energy giant’s entire shale oil and gas production business, was arrested early Thursday morning at a La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel in Magnolia, Texas.
“We are aware of the allegations and cannot comment on a personnel matter,” said Exxon spokeswoman Emily Mir.
‘However, we can say that this individual will not continue with his job responsibilities while the investigation progresses.
All Exxon Mobil employees are responsible for observing the highest standards of integrity and code of conduct in support of the company’s business and otherwise.’
Arrest: Exxon Mobil Senior Vice President David Scott (pictured) was detained by police early in the morning at a La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel in Magnolia, Texas.
Scott, 49, has yet to comment on the matter. He was arrested in his room at a budget hotel near Exxon’s headquarters in Texas.
One of the two women he was in the room with left and called the police from the lobby, a worker who watched security video told Reuters.
Hotel rooms cost around £100 per night.
Scott’s LinkedIn profile shows that he has been with Exxon for more than 26 years and has been involved in some of its largest oil and gas projects.
Originally from Australia, he started at Exxon in Melbourne as an engineer and then worked in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi, where he was president of its subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates.
He became head of Exxon’s Permian Basin operations in 2020 and was promoted to senior vice president earlier this year in charge of all of its shale oil and gas.