In the following video, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman look at the bigger picture of what's happening with oil production in the Bakken today, and why Bakken oil sells for dramatically less of a discount to West Texas Intermediate than it did last year. Joel then tells us about Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), and what the tailwinds are for this company that make it is his favorite player in the Bakken today.

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