There is an awful lot of attention paid by the mainstream media to U.S. energy independence, people going on and on about how much oil we're going to produce in the next few years. Unfortunately, very few bother following up on where it is coming from and who is producing it. That ends today.  In this video, energy analyst Aimee Duffy takes a look at the three booming American oil plays and the top producers in those plays.

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