In the video below, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman take a look at the biggest stories facing energy investors this earnings season. Joel discusses the overall sluggishness of the energy sector compared to the S&P, with refiners being far and away the exception, as several mid-con refiners showed massive outperformance over the past year, due to an abundance of cheap crude feedstocks.

Check out the video below for a few metrics energy investors should keep their eyes on over the next month as refiners and Bakken explorers and producers show what they have accomplished during the first quarter of 2013. 

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