Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said on Thursday its second-quarter profit rose 41 percent, lifted by gains in crude prices.

Exxon reported a profit of $10.68 billion, or $2.18 per share, up from $7.56 billion, or $1.60 per share a year ago.

(Reporting by Anna Driver in Houston, editing by Dave Zimmerman)