Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards

By Platts, PRNE
Monday, June 6, 2011

NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 -

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Global Energy Awards
which recognize corporate and individual excellence in more than a dozen
performance categories, according to program host Platts, a leading global
provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information. All nominations
must be received by September 12, 2011.

Recognized as the energy industry's most renowned awards program and
often described as "the Oscars of Energy," the Platts Global Energy Awards,
are in their 13th year and routinely draw hundreds of nominations from energy
and non-energy companies alike.

"As the awards program has matured, we've found that even non-traditional
energy organizations, such as the U.S. Navy and Tesco, have been nominated
and won due to their innovations in energy-saving technology, energy
conservation initiatives and other factors," said Patsy Wurster, director of
Platts Strategic Media and organizer of the Platts Global Energy Awards
event. "Such cannot be ruled out again this year as the awards program
continues to emphasize workable solutions in the arena of sustainable and
'green' energy."

To reflect evolutions in the energy industry, Platts periodically amends
the scope or focus of its awards offerings. This year, Platts will recognize
the company that best reflects outstanding innovation in refined products
through its new Petrochemical and Blendstock Innovation Award. The Rising
Star Award, traditionally bestowed to an up-and-coming standout among energy
companies, will now be augmented to include a separate recognition for an
individual in senior management who has demonstrated transformational
leadership in true rising star fashion — Rising Star Award - Individual.

In addition to these two new awards, Platts is refining its Green Energy
Generator of the Year from an original focus on conservation initiatives to
exemplary innovation in power generation with an eye to achieving low-to-zero
carbon emissions. The Construction Project of the Year honor is expanded to
include infrastructure, which was previously singled out as a separate award
from construction.

Returning award categories include CEO of the Year, Industry Leadership
Award, Power Company of the Year, Sustainable Technology Innovation of the
Year, Engineering Project of the Year, Community Development Program of the
Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. As in the past, an
independent panel of judges will select the Energy Company of the Year from a
list of finalists from all dozen-plus categories.

Any company doing business in or in close association with the energy
industry is eligible for nomination, which may be submitted by the individual
energy companies themselves, their clients, their vendors and/or other
industry associates. To submit a nomination, learn more about the award
categories and see a full listing of past winners and photos, visit

Once all nominations have been received, finalists will be identified in
each category and announced for recognition on September 28, 2011.

But the judges' ultimate decisions as to this year's winners of the
Platts Global Energy Awards won't be unveiled until the annual black-tie
dinner gala in New York City, which historically has attracted more than 500
industry executives and guests. The awards dinner, set for Thursday, December
1, 2011
at the Cipriani Wall Street, will be co-hosted by Platts and
nine-time principal sponsor Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers
of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Elster Solutions, LLC, a
global leader in advanced metering technology and Smart Grid solutions, and
SAIC, a scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, are
returning for their fourth and third years, respectively as co-sponsors of
the event.

Platts Global Energy Awards winners in 2010 included Gas Natural Fenosa's
Rafael Villaseca, Avalon EcoPower's Peter Cartwright, Exelon Corporation's
Elizabeth "Betsy" Moler, CNOOC Limited, NRG Energy, Inc., OMV Pakistan, and a
host of others. Find Fast Facts on Platts Global Energy Awards on the newly
re-designed website. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact or +1-970-461-1090. For more information on Platts,

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