In the following video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman responds to a viewer, who writes, "Recent news stories indicate that the U.S. will become a larger producer of oil in the next 10 years. Is this more likely to affect large oil companies directly, or smaller firms and those companies that are in a support role like part suppliers?"

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