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Marathon Oil Sees Momentum and Efficiency in 2013

Looking forward to next year, Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO  ) appears to be set on a material growth trajectory. Because of efficiency gains in the Eagle Ford and Bakken fields, along with several international plays, Marathon expects to grow its production by 6%-8% over 2012. This growth won't be starting from scratch, either. Momentum has been building throughout 2012 across the board, and the expectations for 2013 are well-warranted as management continues to divest lower-grade assets in favor of a high-grade portfolio. Tune in below where energy analyst Taylor Muckerman discusses these growth prospects in more detail.

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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