The following video is part of this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, senior analyst Jason Moser, and advisor Joe Magyer discuss the latest business news. In the wake of BP's latest earnings, the guys analyze how the company has performed since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and talk about what it needs to do to grow further. In this segment they also discuss major energy companies ExxonMobil and Chevron, their relative strength in the natural gas industry, and which stock they believe investors should consider for the next five years. 

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