In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman walks us through some of the biggest stories in the energy sector today. He tells us the real loser of Tuesday's election, the coal industry, and which coal companies might fare the best going forward after this week's big sell-off. we also hear about the refineries in the American Northeast that are still closed and without power after the major storms that came through that region last week, and the misery and losses being caused. Finally, Taylor tells us about some of the buzz that's happening with companies in the Bakken shale at the moment, including who's growing, who's refocusing their strategy, and what the rumors are about some mergers and acquisitions in the region.
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