There's an enormous amount of buzz surrounding the oil-production explosion in the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. But in this video, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman call to investors' attention the fact that this explosive growth is slowing, and that there might be newer, more exciting plays. Joel discusses a more recent area of enormous growth, the Eagle Ford formation in Texas, and gives investors a few advantages that this area has over the Bakken, including cheaper drilling and higher takeaway capacity resulting from a more robust pipeline infrastructure in the area. He then gives us his picks for which companies could make the best investments for those looking to capitalize on Eagle Ford oil.

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