Platts to Announce 2009 Top 250 Global Energy Companies

    Ranking to be Unveiled at Top 250 Global Energy Companies Awards and
    Leadership Dinner during Singapore International Energy Week

    NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /CNW/ -- Platts, the world's leading global energy
information provider and a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (MHP), will
announce its annual Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies ranking on November
16, 2009 at a recognition dinner in Singapore.  Now in its eighth year, the
Top 250 measures financial performance, ranking companies globally, regionally
and by industry sector.

    This year's ranking will be unveiled at the fourth annual Platts Top 250
Global Energy Companies Awards and Leadership Dinner which will be held for
the first time on the opening night of Singapore International Energy Week

    "Singapore International Energy Week attracts industry leaders from
across Asia and around the globe, and we are delighted that our dinner will be
the featured event of this year's opening night," said Larry Neal, Platts
president.  "By holding our annual dinner during this dynamic week-long series
of events, we are underscoring our belief in Asia's importance to the global
energy industry and our commitment to serving the Asian markets."

    Platts has entered a three-year partnership with Singapore's Energy
Market Authority (EMA) to be a part of SIEW. The weeklong event from November
16 - 20 will provide a platform for international and regional policy makers,
industry players and academics to exchange ideas, strategies and best
practices that will help shape global and industry energy agendas. Other
notable events at this year's SIEW include the Singapore Energy Lecture
featuring award-winning author Daniel Yergin, the Clean Energy Expo Asia, and
the Singapore Electricity Roundtable.

    "We are very happy to have Platts as one of our key partners for the
Singapore International Energy Week.  Energy companies in Asia are
consistently placed amongst the top ranks of the Platts roster, and this
highlights the region's influence in the global energy market.  We look
forward to welcoming leading energy executives from all over the region and
beyond to Singapore, and honoring their achievements in this special event,"
said Lawrence Wong, Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority.

    The Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies Awards and Leadership Dinner 
will be held at Singapore's Shangri-la Hotel.  At the dinner, the Top 250
ranking in full will be announced, along with regional leaders and the leading
companies in several sectors: diversified utilities, electric utilities, gas
utilities, independent power producers, coal and consumable fuels, integrated
oil and gas, and refining and marketing.  In addition, the fastest growing
companies in key areas and select executives from top-performing companies
will be recognized.

    Some 200 energy executives are expected to attend the dinner, which is
sponsored by Logical Information Machines, a solutions provider that gathers,
analyses and distributes data to clients from over 200 different sources in
the financial and energy markets.

    For a list of last year's Platts Top 250 and for more information about
dinner sponsorship or table reservations, visit Dinner attendance is open to all
companies with business interests in Asia or to top energy companies
worldwide.  Accredited media may attend as guests with advanced registration. 
Television cameras are permitted.

    About Platts: Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:  
MHP), is a leading global provider of energy and commodities information. With
a century of business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150
countries. An independent provider, Platts serves the oil, natural gas,
electricity, emissions, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical, shipping, and
metals markets from 17 offices worldwide. 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 is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide
needs in the financial services, education and business information markets
through leading brands such as 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 2008 were $6.4 billion. Additional
information is available at

    Note to Editors: List of 2008 Winners

    In 2008, the Platts Top 250 ranked ExxonMobil Corporation as #1 globally
and PetroChina Co. Ltd as #1 in the Asia/Pacific Rim region.  China Resources
Power Holdings of Hong Kong was Asia's #1 Fastest Growing Company.  In 2008,
Asian countries with multiple Top 250 ranked companies include Japan (20),
China (13) and India (6). China had five companies in the ranks of the Top
250's Fastest Growing Energy Companies.


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