Resources

By: Cassie Collins

Scotland

Scotland produces zinc, Iron, oil shale and coal. Coal used to be Scotland's main natural resource. The mining of coal decreased since the 20th century, due to cheaper foreign coal. Scotland's export goods are whiskey, renewable energy and oil. Live animals are imported within the British Isles, UK, Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Island. Their export partners are the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Switzerland, Republic of Ireland.

Scotland is a home to more than 2,000 energy companies and operating over 100 markets. The key energy sectors in Scotland today are:


  • Oil and gas
  • Marine
  • Offshore wind
  • Onshore wind
  • Fuel cells
  • Solar power
  • Bioenergy


Jamaica

Jamaica's top natural resources are Bauxite, Gypsum and Limestone. It's top trading partners are the United States, Canada and France. Jamaica's imports are foods, fuel, parts and accessories of capital goods, machinery and transport equipment and construction materials. Import partners are U.S., Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago and China. Jamaica depends on petroleum imports. Imported oil and motor fuels (diesel, gasoline and jet fuel) are mainly from Mexico and Venezuela.

Jamaica's electricity is produced by Diesel generators in Old Harbor. Jamaica has operated a nuclear reactor but haven't had any plans to expand it.

Greece

Greece's natural resources are lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnetite marble, salt, hydropower potential. Greece is very poor in natural resources, Bauxite produced from aluminum, is the most signification mineral source. other relativity small minerals are chromium, copper, uranium, and magnesium. Greece petroleum deposits are rapidally being decreased. There are no significant reserves of natural gas.

Greece has 10 million barrels of oil reserves as of January 1, 2011. Hellenic Petroleum is the largest oil company in the country with Motor Oil Hellas in second.

Greece's main exports are food, beverages, textiles, Manufactured goods, Petroleum products and Chemicals. Main Trading partners are Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Cyprus, US and UK.


Argentina

Argentina in very rich in natural resources because of its good climate and geography. The Andean Mountains provide rich minerals for mining, such as copper, tin, lead, zinc, gold, silver, and uranium. Argentina's exports are compose of 24% primary agricultural commodities, 13% fuels and minerals, 36% processed agricultural products and foodstuffs, and 27% industrial products.

Wind and Solar Potential, Coal, Natural gas and Oil Reserves make up Argentina's Energy Resources.