First time nominee Northern Star Energy Corporation was named Finalist in the Rising Star Company Category of the 2018 S&P Global Energy Awards.

Dubbed as the Oscars of the energy industry, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 18 categories spanning the entire energy complex.

This year, the event received more than 200 nominations from more than 40 countries including Brazil, India, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Argentina, China, Pakistan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States. Being a finalist is already a recognition that the company ranks among the best in the world.

Northern Star is the first and only Filipino finalist in the Rising Star Company category since the Award’s inception in 2009.  The category acknowledges achievements of startup energy businesses based on financial results, innovation, net job growth, operational excellence, scope, and strategic vision.  The panel of judges is composed of international energy experts whose background and experience include regulation, policy making, corporate leadership, trading and strategic consulting. Winners for each Award category will be selected from its corresponding group of Finalists. The “Energy Company of the Year” will be chosen from the entire list of Finalists, regardless of original category.

Catering to underserved markets in the Philippines, powering communities, serving critical industries, and consistently growing its retail network since 2012, Northern Star has positioned itself as a rapidly-growing multi-branded petroleum marketer of top quality fuels and lubricants all over the Philippines. It plays a vital role in national development by moving people; powering businesses, industries and communities through its Retail and Commercial & Industrial business segments.

Northern Star is a partnership between PTC Holdings Corporation, a trusted name in global crew management and diversified maritime services, and Citadel Petroleum Logistics, Inc., a pioneer in fuel distribution in the Philippines with over 60 years of experience in the business.

The winners of the 20th S&P Global Energy Awards will be announced at a black-tie gala event at Cipriani Wall Street, New York on December 6, 2018.