In this edition of Top Energy Stocks, Motley Fool Energy Analyst Joel South takes us through some of the most important stories from this past week with regard to the energy sector. Now that President Obama has been re-elected, will the stalled Keystone Pipeline finally have its day in the sun? Just how much natural gas do we have in storage, and when will the prices start coming back up after these all-time lows? To close the segment, South tells us a little bit about why the offshore industry has some impressive numbers to report; which energy companies are opting for smarter, rather than faster growth; and he asks the question, is the Bakken really all it's cracked up to be?

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