Top honours for Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell scooped two honours in the Platts Global Energy Awards in New York City last night.

The awards program, now in its 14th year, is one of the energy industry's premier recognition events and often referred to as the "Oscars" of the energy industry.

Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell took the much sought-after Energy Company of the Year and Commodity Excellence Award for Natural Gas.

Shell's downstream activities in chemical gas-to-liquids technologies development caught the judges' attention, as did its liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies.

Antonio Brufau, executive chairman of Spain's integrated oil and gas company Repsol, won 2012 Chief Executive Officer honours.

The Commodity Excellence Award for Oil went to CNOOC, China's largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, while the Commodity Excellence for Coal award was taken by Peabody Energy of the United States.

The winners of the 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards by category are:

VISION AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Chief Executive Officer: Antonio Brufau of Repsol

Energy Company of the Year: Royal Dutch Shell

Industry Leadership: EnerNOC Inc.

Lifetime Achievement: Pierre Gadonneix

Rising Star – Individual: Kevin Smith

Rising Star – Company: Opower

Strategic Deal: Exelon Corporation

COMMODITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Coal: Peabody Energy

Electric Power: PJM Interconnection

Oil: CNOOC Limited

Natural Gas: Royal Dutch Shell

STEWARDSHIP AWARDS

Corporate Social Responsibility: PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited

Energy Efficiency Program - Commercial End-User: Kohl's Department Stores

Energy Efficiency Program - Energy Supplier: Enzen Global Solutions Pvt Ltd

Green Energy Supplier: MidAmerican Energy Company

PREMIER PROJECT AWARD

Construction: Air Products and Chemicals

Engineering: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

LEADING TECHNOLOGIES AWARD

Commercial Application: GASFRAC Energy Services, Inc.

Sustainable Innovation: Renmatix