With exploration and production hitting record high numbers in the U.S., Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South and energy contributor Tyler Crowe discuss the biggest name in the space, ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM). While many investors turn to Exxon as a stable way to have exposure to the energy space and a reliably solid dividend, Joel gives investors a few things to consider about some of Exxon's peers that might be more attractive buys.

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