The guest on this week's nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show is Steve Coll, author of the new book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. In this audio segment, he discusses ExxonMobil's interests in the natural gas industry and how it affects other big companies in the energy industry.

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