Oil is everywhere, and for investors who may not own any energy stocks, the constant media coverage can be intriguing. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy tells the story of the Permian Basin, the biggest oil-producing play in Texas. Aimee discusses what issues face producers in the region, how they are being solved, who can profit, and why pipeline projects are important, even if you don't own pipeline stocks.
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