In the following video, Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South gives investors his picks for some great dividend stocks in the energy space to buy today. While there are several MLPs in this space with very high dividend yield percentages at first glance, Joel tells us why these might be riskier for dividend investors in the long run. He offers up his picks for one E&P and one offshore drilling company with great yields and the stable growth needed to increase those yields for years to come.

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