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2013 Was Kind to North American Oil Producers, but Look Here for 2014 Winners

By Joel South and Taylor Muckerman – Feb 9, 2014 at 11:00AM

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EOG Resource and Continental Resources were big winners this past year, but look for natural gas producers or Gulf of Mexico oil companies to outperform in 2014.

The energy sector was held back in 2013 compared with the broad markets, but oil and gas drillers levered to North American unconventional liquids plays turned in tremendous years. EOG Resources (EOG 3.40%) and Continental Resources (CLR 0.04%), two phenomenal growth stories in the Eagle Ford and Bakken plays, respectively, increased share price by 30%. However, that was last year, and looking into 2014, investors should keep an eye on companies growing production in both natural gas or crude oil in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. 

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This segment is from Thursday's edition of Digging for Value, in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

Alison Southwick, Joel South, and Taylor Muckerman have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of EOG Resources. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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