Last year, investors in the energy sector were particularly active in influencing corporate decision-making, with the heads of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) and SandRidge Energy (UNKNOWN:SD.DL) removed by shareholder actions. This can create headaches for management -- but it can also create stronger companies, as activist investors push to eliminate wasteful spending and increase efficiency to get the most out of their shares.

Today's tweet from the Oil and Gas Journal calls attention to this trend. In the following video, Motley Fool energy analysts Taylor Muckerman and Joel South discuss activist investors in the energy sector as they round up the day's energy tweets.

Joel South owns shares of SandRidge Energy. Taylor Muckerman and The Motley Fool have no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.