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ExxonMobil recently bought XTO energy. Analyze the reasons for and against the merger, and to assess the actual performance of the consolidated company against the pre-merger expectations using and cite outside references.

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There are several advantages of the ExxonMobil-XTO energy merger. ExxonMobil will now have access to significant unconventional resources. ExxonMobil will get access to the latest new-energy discoveries. There will be a good synergy between the two companies. The merger will strengthen ExxonMobil's position in the development of unconventional energy and will create good value for the shareholders. Further, the merger gives ExxonMobil the additional equivalent of 45 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in US. The merger ...

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