In this video, Motley Fool Energy Analyst Joel South highlights some of the major issues this past quarter with Enerplus (NYSE:ERF), that are affecting the company's 2013 outlook. The continuing softening of natural gas prices are a major factor for the company, which forced them to cut capital expenditures by 20%, so that has slowed growth. Production issues for the company only compounded these issues. However, South notes several ways that Enerplus has opted to start growing smart rather than growing fast, something that he sees as a major silver lining for the company.

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