Oil is everywhere. For investors who may not own any energy stocks, the constant media coverage of the commodity can be intriguing. One of the most popular stories is the one surrounding North Dakota's surging oil production. The state attributes its nation-leading low unemployment rate to its record oil production of 779,000 barrels per day. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy explains what's happening in North Dakota so that investors new to the energy game have a solid foundation for the beginning of their research.

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