Now that the year is coming to an end, it's time to reflect on what transpired. One major trend analyst Taylor Muckerman notes was the "re-shoring" of major oil producers' activities. This charge was led by such notable names as Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY). There are several reasons why, but one of the biggest is the likelihood of tremendous oil and natural gas reserves still residing underneath our soil. For more, tune in below.

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