The oil and gas industry is incredibly fast paced and new developments are occurring all the time at a truly impressive pace. If you are working within this industry, whether you are an executive or an employee, it is important to stay updated on what is happening. By keeping on top of the major news sources for the oil and gas industry, you will be able to be constantly informed on the newest innovations. This will give you the competitive edge so that you can excel in your career.
The first step to staying informed is to know where to find your news and updates on the industry. Of course, the internet is a great place to start. You have a huge stream of information available to you so that you can stay constantly up to date. There are also a number of great print publications offering news on the oil and gas industry. Of course, these publications also offer online versions of their articles so that they can be read easily on any device. There are also plenty of other news sources including social media and online forums.
If you are not sure where to start, here are a few of the best sources of information and news for the oil and gas industry.
One of the simplest ways to compile a number of news stories for the oil and gas industry in one place is to perform a search for “oil and gas” or another relevant keyword within Google News. You will receive a collection of related news stories from a number of different sources all over the internet, with the most current and active news stories appearing first.
If you want to stay connected with a particular news story, you can even schedule a Google Alert to track all news stories related to a specific keyword for you.
You can use this website to search through magazines, newspapers and other publications from all over the world, to find all those related to a specific topic. There is a long list online of magazines concerning the oil and gas industry, including Alberta Oil Magazine, Energy Digital, Oil and Gas Magazine and World Oil Magazine.
When you find out a great magazine that you enjoy reading, you can either bookmark the website or subscribe to the paper version so that you receive it in the mail.
Another great way to stay connected with what is happening in your industry is to tune into social media and listen to the conversations that people are having. Most of the major oil and gas companies will have profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter, GooglePlus and Facebook. Follow the leaders in your industry as well as other news sources and engage in a conversation about what is happening in the news. You can also read the blogs of these websites and comment on the information that they are sharing.
Another source for staying connected are the number of discussion forums where anyone in the oil and gas industry can seek help and advice. You can join up with these forums and browse through the posts, reading about important topics related to the industry and offering your perspective. There will be general forums for the industry and there might even be specific forums focused on where you live.
If you are working within the oil and gas industry there are a number of ways that you can stay connected and keep up to date with what is happening, so that you can retain the competitive edge within your career.
William Bancs is a blogger who also works within the oil and gas industry. He reads blogs, oil & gas magazines and stays connected with social media to always be abreast on the latest innovations.