Big Oil Can't Go It Alone

We've all heard it a million times, the easy oil is gone and everything that's left is expensive and difficult to produce. That doesn't stop companies like Royal Dutch Shell from trying to do it all alone -- and failing. In this video, Aimee Duffy talks about what investors can expect to see from big oil going forward, as complicated production techniques necessitate more strategic alliances than they have in the past.

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