Exxon Mobil (XOM) has been discussing fracking with German regulators and communities with...

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

Exxon Mobil (XOM) has been discussing fracking with German regulators and communities with future exploration in mind, it said in its 2012 financial and operational review released this week. Germany does not have an official moratorium on fracking, unlike some nearby countries, but analysts say XOM’s "ultra cautious” comments imply an informal policy more restrictive than markets realize.