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3 Energy CEOs We Still Listen To

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on September 21, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Originally published on The Motley Fool on September 19 by Matthew DiLallo.

If there's one thing the downturn in the oil industry has done, it's eliminated a lot of names from our reading list. A number of failed oil-price predictions or absolutely atrocious planning for the possibility of a downturn will do that.

However, while we've stopped listening to a number of industry experts and CEOs, there are a handful of energy CEOs who still have our ears. It's not that they predicted the oil price to the second decimal point, but that they have avoided such predictions. Instead, they have focused on what matters more, which is leading a business that can thrive in any condition. Three CEOs have really come to the forefront during the downturn, having earned our trust and our listening ear whenever they talk about the industry.  

Tyler Crowe: There are still several energy industry execs whom I listen to when they talk about their companies and the direction they want to go in today's price environment. But for the most part, I like to listen to them because they stick to their knitting and focus more on their own company rather than try to make any broad-stroke assessments of the industry. When I'm looking for insight into the entire oil and gas industry, though, the one CEO whose conference call transcripts I take time to read is Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB) CEO David Demshur.

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