At the close of trading on Wall Street, the shares of this oil multinational were trading at US$100,44 on Tuesday, at US$99.11 on Wednesday, and at US$98.42 on Thursday.
Currently, ExxonMobil is attempting to illegally exploit oil and gas fields in a maritime area pending delimitation near the Guayana Esequiba, a territory that the United States and the United Kingdom stripped from Venezuela through the 1899 Paris Arbitral Award.
Despite being an area pending delimitation, the Government of Guyana granted oil concessions to the U.S.-based transnational company and other energy multinationals.
Seré breve: tercer día consecutivo siguen cayendo las acciones de la Exxon Mobil en la bolsa de valores de New York. pic.twitter.com/wSGVdVefWq
VP Delcy Rodriguez's text reads, "I will be brief: Exxon Mobil shares continue to fall for the third consecutive day on the New York Stock Exchange."
On Dec. 3, in a message of unity and determination to defend the Venezuelan sovereignty, over 10 million citizens voted in favor of the YES in the Essequibo consultative referendum.
After this democratic process, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro presented a bill for the defense of the Guayana Esequiba to the National Assembly. Approved in the first discussion, this bill includes measures to advance the peaceful resolution of the territorial dispute.
"Respect international law, respect law, respect good neighborliness, and respect coexistence," the Bolivarian leader said, giving energy companies three months to leave the area pending delimitation.
Maduro also reminded Guyanese authorities that the resolution of the dispute must be carried out through political-diplomatic means as stipulated in the 1966 Geneva Agreement.
"We are willing to negotiate. Peacefully, everything. With force, nothing," he stated, reaffirming the Venezuelan foreign policy that has been based on the "Peace Diplomacy" principle.
The Great Venezuela Housing Mission arrives in the new state of Guayana Esequiba! We will build 120 new decent homes to honor, embrace and serve our communities. Congratulations to our compatriots, the Homeland arrived by decision of the People! https://t.co/z3pZFjZcWT
According to economist Alejandro Moncada, the value of ExxonMobil shares is falling because international markets have recognized Venezuela's firm stance regarding the defense of the Guayana Esequiba.
"I think they will think it over very carefully," he said, referring to international investors trading with shares of energy companies.
"Venezuela has not only the legitimate right but also the support of major countries like China, Russia, Turkey, or Belarus... Venezuela is not alone; it has people to defend it," Moncada emphasized to explain recent stock market behavior.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | The National Assembly of Venezuela approved in the first debate the bill presented by the president, Nicolas Maduro, in defense of the Essequibo territory. pic.twitter.com/1THi9NGsfZ