Platts Global Energy Awards Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Program

All nominations must be received by September 10, 2015

- Winners to be Announced Later this Year at the 17th Annual Awards Dinner in New York City -

New York - June 08, 2015

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards, which recognize corporate and individual excellence in 17 Awards categories. The Awards program, often described as "the Oscars of Energy," is now in its 17th year.

The Awards will laud exemplary performance in leadership, innovative technologies, finance, corporate responsibility and more. The program typically draws hundreds of entries, with nominated companies representing not only the energy, biofuels and petrochemicals sectors, but also non-energy sectors, including retail and financing. All nominations must be received by September 10, 2015.

"We are proud to be augmenting the scope of the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards in line with the energy industry's evolution of focus and quest for ever-nimble business strategies that keep pace with changing market conditions," said Murray Fisher, producer of the Awards program at Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider. "This year's awards aim to honor strategic and financial acumen that has been pivotal to corporate and sector transformations amid a low-price environment, as well as to the continued integration of renewables."

New this year to the Industry Leadership Awards section are the categories of Downstream and Power, which will further broaden the recognition scope to refining, petrochemicals, liquefied petroleum gas suppliers and retail services, as well as electricity and natural gas, respectively.

Also new is Grid Edge Award for Energy Management, which will honor a company that best exemplifies "disruptive innovation" to energy management.

Not only will the Platts Global Energy Awards again honor the world's most notable Strategic Deal of the Year, Platts is introducing Financial Deal of the Year, which will showcase a standout energy-related transaction by an investment entity such as a hedge fund, private equity fund and/or venture capital firm.

Among the traditional awards returning this year are: CEO of the Year; Corporate Social Responsibility; Rising Star Company and Individual and Lifetime Achievement. As in the past, an independent panel of judges will select the Energy Company of the Year from the entire list of finalists across all categories.

Eligible for nomination are any companies doing business in or in close association with the energy industry. While most companies self-nominate, nominations may be submitted by an energy company's clients, vendors, advisors 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 the Platts Global Energy Awards website. For "early bird" nominations specials contact Platts at +1 720-264-6840.

Finalists will be announced September 28, 2015, by press release and via the Platts Global Energy Awardswebsite.

The winners of the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards, to be selected by the judging panel later this year, will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Manhattan's downtown financial district on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

More information and a list of last year's winners are available on the Platts Global Energy Awards website. Sponsorship opportunities are available through at +1 720-264-6618.

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