Finalists from 20 Countries Contend for Platts Global Energy Awards

     Finalists from 20 Countries Contend for Platts Global Energy Awards

Winners to be Announced December 12, 2013, at Black-Tie Event at Waldorf

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Energy companies from 20 countries
have been selected as finalists for the Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual
program recognizing exemplary industry leadership. The 2013 finalists, chosen
from more than 200 nominees from 26 nominating countries, were announced today
by program host Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals
and metals information.

Established in 1999 and often described as "the Oscars" of the energy
industry, the Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual
innovation, leadership and superior performance in 18 categories spanning the
entire energy complex.

"It's no surprise that the Awards' 15^th year brings its most internationally
diverse set of nominees and finalists," said Larry Neal, president of Platts.
"Finalists once again represent every region of the globe. We congratulate all
of the nominees and finalists, and look forward to honoring the winners in

The list of 2013 finalists once again showcased the wide-ranging geographic
representation of the program's applicants. The Stewardship Award for
Corporate Social Responsibility, for instance, featured nominations from 10
countries alone. The Awards also saw a significant increase in the number of
global entrants for the Rising Star-Company and Rising Star-Individual honors.

"This year's finalists demonstrate the growing diversification of players in
the global energy markets, with many more non-traditional names staking their
claim in several categories," said Patsy Wurster, head of the Platts Global
Energy Awards program.

From the list of finalists unveiled today, winners will be chosen in each
independent award category and the  2013 Energy Company of the Year will be
selected from the entire list of finalists. Winners will be determined by the
program's independent panel of judges and announced at the 2013 Global Energy
Awards black-tie dinner gala on December 12 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York
City. CNBC News Anchor Amanda Drury will return to emcee the gala for a fourth
consecutive year. 

The awards dinner will be preceded earlier in the day by an associated event,
the December 12 Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum, entitled "Bridging the
U.S. Boom: Global Markets Prepare," which features a keynote speaker and a
panel debate and discussions by energy executives, government officials and
industry leaders.

Corporate and industry representatives who wish to attend the awards dinner
may RSVP at this registration link (  Accredited media
may attend by registering at the press registration link

To view the list of 2013 Platts Global Energy Awards finalists
( or for more information on the Awards, visit the
Platts Global Energy Awards website.

Mercer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC)
and global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, is
a sponsor of the 2013 Global Energy Awards. For details on sponsorship
opportunities, contact Vicki Peterson at +1 970-461-1090 or email Vicki at

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