Even though estimates out there put capital spending in the energy industry at a record $700 billion plus in 2014, Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE: KOG ) and Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK ) don't seem as interested in joining the party as they may have previously. Kodiak and Halcon both recently announced that their capital budgets will be lower by 6% and 14%, respectively, than in 2013. It's not a major cut, but it is a bit curious considering the production pace these two have set over the past couple of years.
How much will this affect each company's produciton? Halcon estimates average production for the year will be up 14%, while Kodiak is still shooting for a 45% gain by the end of 2014. All in all, pretty ambitious. To learn more about what these two companies are up to, and what fool.com contributor Tyler Crowe thinks you should watch in 2014 for these two companies, tune in to the video below.
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