In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South takes a question from a Fool fan on Facebook, who asks, "Is British Petroleum (NYSE:BP) a good value play?" Joel looks at the company's finances and strategy since the Macondo oil spill and tells investors what's holding the stock back today, and why it could make a good value investment.

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