Resource Market News Directory

Oil Exploration Shifting to More Developed Countries for More Predictable Returns

Oil – The Wall Street Journal reported today that big companies are shifting towards more developed nations for their oil and gas exploration projects. For companies like Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), higher costs and tighter regulations are balanced by the benefit of political stability, according to the Journal.

Big 3 Iron Miners Keeping Up Volume, Price Balancing Act

Iron – Reuters columnist Clyde Russell wrote today that iron ore miners BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) and Vale (NYSE:VALE) are bent on keeping their dominant position in the market by increasing low cost production. The strategy will depend on whether demand from China will continue to support prices, according to the author.