Platts Seeks Nominations for 2007 Global Energy Awards

    NEW YORK, June 4 /CNW/ -- Platts, the world's leading energy information
provider and a division of McGraw-Hill (MHP), is currently seeking nominations
for the 9th annual Platts Global Energy Awards, which recognizes excellence of
companies and individuals in the global energy industry.
    On Thursday, November 29, 2007, Platts, along with principal sponsor
Capgemini, and co-sponsors Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Standard & Poor's,
will host the annual black-tie dinner and awards ceremony in New York City at
the Cipriani Wall Street. The Platts Global Energy Awards has become the most
recognized awards program in the industry.
    Platts is seeking nominations in 18 categories, including Energy Company
of the Year (2006 winner: Iberdrola), CEO of the Year (2006 winner: Ignacio
Sanchez Galan, Iberdrola), Lifetime Achievement Award (2006 winner: Paul M.
Anderson of Duke Energy), Downstream Business of the Year (2006 winner:
Anonima Petroli Italiana SpA (API)), and Energy Transporter of the Year (2006
winner: PJM Interconnection), among others.
    New or updated categories for 2007 include, Engineering Project of the
Year, Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year, Green Energy Innovator of the
Year, and Risk Management Innovator of the Year.
    Other categories to be awarded include Commercial Technology of the Year,
Community Development Program of the Year, ENR Energy Construction Project of
the Year, Hydrocarbon Producer of the Year, Industry Leadership Award,
Marketing Campaign of the Year, Petrochemicals Company of the Year, Power
Company of the Year, and Rising Star Award.
    Any company doing business in the energy industry is eligible for these
awards. Nominations may be submitted by the energy companies themselves, from
clients, from vendors, and other associates. To submit a nomination, learn
more about the award categories, and see past winners and photos, visit All nominations must be received by September 7,
2007, to be considered.

    Fast Facts about the Platts Global Energy Awards:

    -- Platts receives more than 200 nominations each year
    -- Nominations have come from more than 30 countries including India,
       Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Russia, Switzerland,
       Argentina, China, Bangladesh, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United
    -- This is the fifth year in a row that Capgemini is the principal
       sponsor of the Platts Global Energy Awards; this is the second
       consecutive year that Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is a co-sponsor
    -- Platts is proud to count former OPEC energy ministers, national
       regulators, former heads of major energy companies and leading
       academics and legislators among its judges, past and present
    -- Each category has 4-5 key criteria against which the judges will
       evaluate each nomination
    -- The Platts Global Energy Awards have been described by past entrants
       and winners as both the "World Series" and "Academy Awards" of energy

    About Platts

    Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP), is a leading
global provider of energy and metals information. With nearly a century of
business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150 countries.
From 14 offices worldwide, Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity,
nuclear power, coal, petrochemical and metals markets. Platts' real time news,
pricing, analytical services, and conferences help markets operate with
transparency and efficiency. Traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry
leaders depend upon Platts to help them make better trading and investment
decisions. Additional information is available at

    About The McGraw-Hill Companies

    Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP) is a leading
global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial
services, education and business information markets through leading brands
including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D.
Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40
countries. Sales in 2006 were $6.3 billion. Additional information is
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