Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Offshore Technology has named ten of the most influential people and companies in LNG on Twitter during Q2 2021.

Biggest influencers in LNG: The top ten in Q2 2021

1. RonH (@Ronh999)

RonH is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) expert specialising in natural gas, energy, and LNG information. He is a contributor to Tableau Public, a platform that shares data and information on LNG and energy trends, including LNG tankers, electricity generation, and nuclear outages.

Twitter followers: 3,789

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Susan Sakmar (@SusanSakmar)

Susan Sakmar is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Law Centre specialising in global natural gas markets including LNG and worldwide gas shale development. She has more than 20 years of experience in the legal, non-profit and academic sectors.

Sakmar has previously worked as adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She has also served on various non-profit environmental boards and has authored papers on topics related to natural gas apart from the award-winning book on LNG called Energy for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges for LNG.

Twitter followers: 3,768

GlobalData influencer score: 88

3. Fred H. Hutchison (@LNGALLIES)

Fred H. Hutchison is the president and CEO of LNG Allies, a non-profit association that promotes the LNG industry and LNG exports in the US to boost job creation and economic growth.

An advocate and entrepreneur, Hutchison has previously served as a legislative assistant to US Senator Frank Church. He also has more than four decades of experience as a government and public relations generalist.

Twitter followers: 2,787

GlobalData influencer score: 71

4. Center for LNG (@LNGfacts)

The Center for LNG (CLNG) is an oil and energy association of LNG producers, terminal operators, developers, shippers, energy trade associations, and natural gas consumers. It is an agency of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), which represents the entire LNG value chain, including six of the biggest LNG producers in the US, international developers, and shippers.

CLNG aims to educate about LNG and promote public policies that boost the usage of LNG in the US and internationally.

Twitter followers: 10,879

GlobalData influencer score: 66

5. William Dawson (@WillDawsonLNG)

William Dawson is a global LNG and gas advisor currently serving as executive producer of LNG TV, a broadcast media channel that brings the hydrogen, LNG, and gas communities together. It offers a range of interviews, discussions, and programmes by industry leaders who aim to inform and inspire towards a cleaner energy transition.

Dawson is also a partner at Alchemy Energy Partners, an oil and energy company offering recruitment, specialist search, and advisory services to various industry stakeholders and gas, hydrogen, and LNG developers working towards energy transition.

Twitter followers: 1,390

GlobalData influencer score: 60

6. Brynne Kelly (@BrynneKKelly)

Brynne Kelly is an energy consultant and financial markets expert who works as director, research at CORNERSTONE FUTURES, a financial services company focusing on energy markets. Her areas of expertise include hedge fund portfolio management, prop desk trading, corporate controller and risk management.

Kelly specialises in the electricity, crude oil, and natural gas sectors. She also handles energy business development, analysis, and consulting at BlueTone Consulting Associates, which offers energy advisory services.

Twitter followers: 23,531

GlobalData influencer score: 57

7. Richard Meyer (@RichardMeyerDC)

Richard Meyer is an energy consultant and vice president of energy markets, analysis, and standards at the American Gas Association, a non-profit organisation comprising more than 200 local energy companies that supply natural gas across the US.

Meyer’s core areas of expertise include the use of natural gas in electricity generation, methane and greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas interaction with renewable energy sources, commercial and residential natural gas usage, and distributed generation technologies. He has previously worked as senior associate at ICF International, a global consulting and technology services company, where he handled energy and climate projects.

Twitter followers: 7,786

GlobalData influencer score: 56

8. LNG World News (@LNGWN)

LNG World News is an online platform covering news and information about the global LNG industry. The online source provides insights, stories, events, and research on energy transition and sustainable products in both offshore and maritime, ranging from green innovations to the phasing out of fossil fuels.

Twitter followers: 13,646

GlobalData influencer score: 54

9. Bruce Robertson (@barobertson111)

Bruce Robertson is an energy finance analyst gas with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a non-profit think tank that focuses on issues related to energy finance research, policies, and trends.

Robertson has served as a professional investor and fund manager for over 32 years and is currently operating the Bo-Warra Bio-Dynamics, which produces certified organic beef and garlic.

Twitter followers: 4,852

GlobalData influencer score: 53

10. Oil and Gas Journal (@OGJOnline)

Oil and Gas Journal is a source for oil and gas information and news, including production, processing, technology exploration, and transportation. It also covers analysis, events, maintenance operations, and data on energy markets.

First published in 1902, the journal caters to various industry stakeholders such as managers, executives, geoscientists, and engineers. It is a part of Endeavor Business Media, which also publishes the Offshore Magazine.

Twitter followers: 211,685

GlobalData influencer score: 43


GlobalData’s influencer identification framework identifies influencers based on relevance; size of network, connections and followers; engagement levels with their content and analysis and input from sector experts. Influencers are then evaluated on a series of specific topic-related keywords used over the period and weighted by engagement metrics.