Now that ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has spun off its downstream assets, it's focusing on heavy growth to its core business, which naturally means a lot of capital expenditures. Can the company maintain the kind of margins investors are hoping for despite these growth expenses? In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman discusses several high-margin projects that the company is choosing as it meets its growth goals, so as to keep margins high.

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