The 50 Top Oil and Gas People on Twitter

Posted on May 16, 2013 · Posted in Social Media

The 50 Top Oil and Gas People on TwitterEver wanted to find the top oil and gas people on Twitter, but didn’t know where to start?

I know the feeling.

Last summer, I set out to make a list of every person I could find in oil and gas on Twitter. With a little help from followerwonk, I was able to cultivate a pretty boss list, which you can find here.

But, while it may point you in the right direction, it’s still filled with hundreds of people. With so many to choose from, who should you follow first? And even if you start following them, who is worth your time? Who shares the best links and has the wittiest repartee? These are the questions I aim to answer today.

50 Top Oil and Gas People Methodology

The list below is not scientific and it has clearly been influenced by no small amount of favoritism (see #3). I looked at a combination of industry influence, follower count, quality of shares and personal affinity to determine who made the cut. I can say with confidence that the following 50 people are the Twitter Rock Stars of oil and gas. I guarantee they will add value to your day, or your money back (disclaimer: the DI Blog is free, buyer beware).

Notice also that this list is interactive. If you click the “crowd rank” tab, you can vote people up or down. If you would like to add these people to your own “Top Oil and Gas People” list, login to your Twitter account and click the “Me” tab at the top of the page. Then click “Lists” on the left side of the page and “Create list.” Give your list a name and description, then choose if you would like it to be Public or Private and click “Save list.” Finally, when you go to any person’s page, click the person drop down directly to the left of the “Follow” button. Select “Add or remove from lists…” and then click the checkbox next to the name of your list.

Your Turn

Alright, let me have it! Who did I miss? Leave your Twitter oil and gas “must-follows” in the comments below.

The 50 Top Oil and Gas People on Twitter

The 50 Top Oil and Gas People on Twitter

Finding great people to follow on Twitter is hard enough in general. But, when you work in Oil and Gas, it's even harder. I compiled this list to make your life a little easier.

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    T. Boone Pickens

    T. Boone Pickens

    T. Boone Pickens' official Twitter account, updated by Boone himself and members of his team. For more Pickens Plan news, follow @PickensPlan. Dallas, TX

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    Ken Cohen

    Ken Cohen

    Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at Exxon Mobil Corporation

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    Allen Gilmer

    Allen Gilmer

    Chairman & CEO of @Drillinginfo. Transparency. Independent Oilman. Texan. Proud Contributor to Making the World a Better Place. Austin, TX

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    Ed Crooks

    Ed Crooks

    US Industry and Energy Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. New York

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    Mark J. Perry

    Mark J. Perry

    Professor of Economics, AEI Scholar and Blogger. Washington, D.C.

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    1 Voting...
    Jonathan Fahey

    Jonathan Fahey

    I write about energy for the AP. If we use it, I cover it: oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels, etc. http://on.fb.me/jnt09B. New York

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    John Raymond Hanger

    John Raymond Hanger

    Expert on energy, environment, utilities. Former Sec. of Pa DEP & Com. Pa. PUC. Special Counsel at Eckert Seamans. Grad of Duke and Penn Law. Hershey's home. Hershey Pa

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    Robin Mills

    Robin Mills

    Energy strategist and economist, particular expertise on Middle East. Author of 'The Myth of the Oil Crisis' & 'Capturing Carbon'; columnist at The National. Dubai

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    Steve Everley

    Steve Everley

    Energy, politics, sports. Opinions are my own, unless you retweet them. Washington, DC

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    Nicole Daigle

    Nicole Daigle

    Public & Gov't Affairs. #Energy. #Oil, #NatGas. Politics. Traveler. Runner. Foodie. Proud La. native. GEAUX Tigers. All thoughts my own. Washington, DC

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    Matt Gully

    Matt Gully

    Also tweet @EdelmanEnergy. DC, Calgary, energy @EdelmanCalgary, politics, and oil and gas. Shawarma aficionado. Tweets here = my own. Washington, DC

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    Jennifer Valencia

    Jennifer Valencia

    Passionate Business Developer. Strategic Networker. Never Sell, Always Service. I represent Unleaded Communications - a B2B marketing agency.(http://t.co/PQWOst. Houston, TX

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    Lanie James

    Lanie James

    Digital Communications at @Chesapeake, #OkState alum, college football fan, @okcthunder fan, fitness, golf, geekdom and mother. Views expressed here are my own. OKC, Oklahoma

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    Simone Sebastian

    Simone Sebastian

    Native Detroiter. Recovering New Yorker. Aspiring Texan. I'm asst editor for @HoustonChron energy site, @FuelFixBlog. From fracking to fueling, we cover it all. Houston, Texas

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    Tom T.

    Tom T.

    Four decades in the international oil & gas industry. Proud to be Followed by: @SenTedCruz & @JohnCornyn (Hobby: Larruping liberal trolls) #TexasPatriotGene. Great State of Texas

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    Nick Grealy

    Nick Grealy

    Working to de-risk the aboveground in shale energy, with a global focus. Shale energy is too important to be a political issue: Science not emotion please! London

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    Jay F. Marks

    Jay F. Marks

    Business writer for @TheOklahoman, @NewsOK sharing the #energy beat with @awilmoth, @pmonies. Fortunate spouse of @dawnmarks. Oklahoma City, OK

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    Michael Zehr

    Michael Zehr

    Vice President of U.S. Federal Affairs HBW Resources--Houston, Denver, Calgary, Chicago,and Washington, DC. Interested in energy & environmental policy. Washington, DC

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    Kate Galbraith

    Kate Galbraith

    Energy & environment reporter for the Texas Tribune. Co-author, The Great Texas Wind Rush-July 2013, University of Texas Press http://t.co/wBEGKNPJZV. Austin, TX

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    Keith Mauck

    Keith Mauck

    First we discussed the #Haynesville #Shale, then the #Marcellus. Now the #EagleFord. Tomorrow...who knows? See http://ShaleBiz.com and check our network out!. Washington D.C.

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    Kathryn DeLia

    Kathryn DeLia

    Ernst & Young Global Oil & Gas Marketer, wife, mother and dog lover who needs a cup of tea to start my day. Views are my own. Follow @EY_OilGas. Houston, TX (TN when I can!)

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    Linda Rozett

    Linda Rozett

    VP at American Petroleum Institute, communications strategist and political gadfly. RT's ≠ endorsements, except when they do. Arlington, Virginia

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    Ken Yagelski

    Ken Yagelski

    An expert in energy and technology, Ken can be found on most networks as @yagelski. Stafford, VA

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    Jennifer A. Dlouhy

    Jennifer A. Dlouhy

    Washington, D.C.-based reporter who covers energy, oil, Congress & other issues for @HoustonChron and other @HearstCorp newspapers. Washington, D.C.

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    Mark Green

    Mark Green

    Blogger/editor for API's Energy Tomorrow website. OU grad. Partial to the Sooners, Angels and the Army of the Potomac. Opinions, RTs my own. Occoquan, Va.

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James Hahn

was Social Media Manager at Drillinginfo. He has since went on to found Tribe Rocket, a digital marketing agency that helps oil and gas operators build highly-enthusiastic communities of investors, potential partners and concerned citizens around their brands to drive business results. James studied Journalism at Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter @JamesHahnII