A bank used by Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay the salaries and pensions of its workforce in Russia was among those sanctioned by the White House, according to two people familiar with the matter. The move sent the oil giant rushing to line up a new financial institution to keep its Russian operations going, one of the people said. Both were granted anonymity to discuss non-public information. The situation illustrates the effect the U.S. measures are having on the energy industry even as President Joe Biden seeks to avoid penalties that could further increase oil and gasoline prices for U.S. consumers in response to President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Exxon, which has hundreds of workers in Russia, didn’t respond to requests for comment. The White House declined to comment on Exxon’s situation, citing comments by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday. “We want to take […]