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Where Do Warren Buffett's Energy Holdings Rank?

ExxonMobil is Berkshire's recent energy purchase, but is it the best investment in Warren Buffett's energy portfolio?

Plenty of discourse has been swirling around Berkshire Hathaway's recent investment in energy giant ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM). For the second quarter in a row, Warren Buffett added a Big Oil name to his portfolio, but both ExxonMobil and Suncor (NYSE: SU) are just pieces to his energy empire. In this segment, we rank the top four energy companies in Berkshire's immense portfolio.  

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This segment is from Tuesday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

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Joel South Joel South Fool Contributor

Joel is an energy and materials analyst for The Motley Fool. He is also a graduate of the University of Washington and a co-host of "Digging for Value". Be sure to follow The Motley Fool's energy and materials Twitter for all your energy and materials coverage.