Gee... they could have invested that $100 million in drilling for oil and made a killing.
Last 3 years XOM spent an average of $32 billion in CapEx and averaged $28 billion in Free Cash Flow. This $100 million is not even a rounding error.
Except it wasn't an investment, it was either a bribe or protection money.
Partnered with "California-based SGI"?
I bet you anything that if you looked into SGI, you would find a money-laundering operation for OFA, or the Tides Foundation, or some similar Marxist organization.
At $100 million, Exxon probably got off cheap.