The recent glut in North American energy has left several smaller players in the space spread too thin, and now they need to consolidate their positions in order to generate profits. Following the announcement of two smaller deals, both Enerplus Resource Fund (NYSE:ERF) and Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) have made it clear they want to bring their company profiles into focus. In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Joel South and contributor Tyler Crowe discuss how these small moves may not be big financial gains but are an indication of a clearer vision for their respective companies.

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