GlobalData researchers have found the top influencers in the oil and gas exploration sector, based on their performance and engagement online in the past 90 days.
1. Samir Madani
Pretty amazing that during Q1, the US managed to boost production by yet another half a million barrels of oil per day. Last year it went up by 1.918 Mbpd, which completely overshot expectations. https://t.co/dK3tz9VZAe
— Sam (@Samir_Madani) April 3, 2019
Madani is an entrepreneur, who worked in the technology industry for 20 years before leaving to monitor the oil and gas industry. In 2016, he co-founded daily oil volume and price tracker website Tanker Trackers and the Organization of Oil-Trading Tweeters, which provides the industry real-time news and statistics on global oil markets.
- Twitter followers: 26.8K
- GlobalData influencer score: 100
2. Anas Alhajji
— Anas Alhajji (@anasalhajji) April 10, 2019
Having held positions such as Managing Partner at Energy Outlook Advisors, and Chief Economist at NGP Energy Capital Management, Alhajji is a respected energy economist, writer, researcher and speaker. He focuses on topics such as the oil and gas market outlook, energy security and geopolitics and digital disruption in supply and demand.
- Twitter followers: 31K
- GlobalData influencer score: 97
3. Steve Everley
Texas is truly what an energy powerhouse looks like.
The Permian Basin is now the world's top oil producer https://t.co/3jRbHF7P3W
If Texas were a country, it would rank fifth in the world in wind power capacity https://t.co/shNjjsNZI7
— Steve Everley (@saeverley) April 9, 2019
Everley is a managing director for FTI Consulting, working in the energy and natural resources sector. He serves as a spokesman for North Texans for Natural Gas, and is a senior advisor for research programme Energy In Depth. In May 2011, Steve served as an energy policy advisor to Newt Gingrich at the American Enterprise Institute and American Solutions, focusing primarily on oil and gas regulation.
- Twitter followers: 9,870
- GlobalData influencer score: 90
4. Francisco Monaldi
Venezuela, the country with the largest oil production decline in 2018. IEA pic.twitter.com/appTEIc0ZM
— Francisco J. Monaldi (@fmonaldi) January 18, 2019
Monaldi is an energy researcher involved in a number of academic institutions including Texas’ Rice University, Columbia University and Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is also the founding director and professor at the Center for Energy and the Environment in Venezuela’s Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA). He is a leading scholar on the economics and politics of the oil industry, as well as oil wealth management in Latin America and developing countries.
- Twitter followers: 26.2K
- GlobalData influencer score: 84
5. Ed Crooks
One argument for investing in Saudi Aramco: it is the low-carbon oil producer. Carbon emissions per barrel of production in Saudi Arabia are only about a third of what they are in Venezuela pic.twitter.com/ToRPNW1bqJ
— Ed Crooks (@Ed_Crooks) April 4, 2019
Crooks has been with the Financial Times since 1999, previously serving as energy editor, UK news editor and economics editor in London before becoming the US industry and energy editor in New York. Ed has also worked as an economics correspondent for the BBC, a reporter and editor for Investors Chronicle and an economic analyst at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
- Twitter followers: 37.7K
- GlobalData influencer score: 73
6. David Sheppard
If you’re a UK driver there’s a good chance your car is now being powered by the US shale industry, with imports of US oil surpassing all other countries in January.
— David Sheppard (@OilSheppard) February 6, 2019
Sheppard manages the Financial Times’ energy and environmental coverage, reporting on companies as they navigate energy transition as well as changes in oil and gas markets. Previously he was energy markets editor at the Financial Times in London and a senior reporter at Reuters.
- Twitter followers: 17.4K
- GlobalData influencer score: 72
7. Ruth Hayhurst
New dates added for UK events about #fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning in Chester, Chesterfield, Blyth, Sheffield, Northallerton, Balcombe and Leeds https://t.co/bDkB5cWswd via @ruthhayhurst
— Ruth Hayhurst (@ruthhayhurst) January 21, 2019
Hayhurst is an independent journalist specialising in energy, environmental and local government issues. She runs the news website DrillOrDrop.com, which focuses on onshore oil and gas as well as fracking. Ruth also has 30 years of experience of writing for a number of UK media outlets, including BBC radio and television news.
- Twitter followers: 5,404
- GlobalData influencer score: 66
8. Christopher Johnson
Bearish New Year message from Vienna-based consultancy JBC #Energy –
* Don't underestimate #shale #oil
* Growth uptrend has peaked
* #Iran #sanctions haven't tightened the market
* Venezuelan #oil output is continuing#OOTT #OPEC #Brent #WTI #energy #gas #petrol #gasoline #Saudi pic.twitter.com/5RX36mr8z0
— Christopher Johnson (@chris1argus) December 31, 2018
Johnson is the energy editor for Reuters, having served in that role from 1990. He focuses on the constantly-changing oil market, reporting on how global powers such as the US and OPEC interact with each other and inform oil prices.
- Twitter followers: 18.2K
- GlobalData influencer score: 63
9. Tom Quinn
— Tom Quinn® (@TomTheProducer1) April 12, 2019
Quinn is the specialist content director for Gastech, an exhibition and conference for the global gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and energy industries. He has nearly two decades of experience in producing content for the energy sector, and building knowledge-exchange platforms within the industry.
- Twitter followers: 1,852
- GlobalData influencer score: 58
10. Russel Norman
OMV want to drill for oil in deep water off Canterbury, in order to export it to the world, under an existing exploration permit. This has nothing to do with NZ’s energy security- @jamespeshaw is wrong and is repeating oil industry lies.
— Russel Norman (@RusselNorman) March 13, 2019
Norman is the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand and a former co-leader of New Zealand’s Green Party. As a member of Greenpeace, Norman focuses on renewable energy, climate change and the ways in which the oil and gas industry impacts the environment.
- Twitter followers: 24.4K
- GlobalData influencer score: 57