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In 2013, Geopolitical Risk and America's Energy Boom Cause Several Major Energy Companies to Re-Focus

Now that the year is coming to an end, it's time to reflect on what transpired. One major trend analyst Taylor Muckerman notes was the "re-shoring" of major oil producers' activities. This charge was led by such notable names as Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA  ) , Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO  ) , and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY  ) . There are several reasons why, but one of the biggest is the likelihood of tremendous oil and natural gas reserves still residing underneath our soil. For more, tune in below.

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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