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
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