NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Oil Company President Marvin Odum will conduct a press conference at 1:30 p.m. ET in New York City Thursday in association with his keynote address to the Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum "Fuel Fight: Environment Meets Economics." The press conference will be held at the Digital Sandbox at 55 Broad Street in New York City. Accredited media may attend the Forum and the press conference with advance registration. Register here ( http://bit.ly/REKKEO).
The Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum and the Odum press conference will be hosted by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider. The Forum agenda includes the keynote address and two roundtable discussions: " The Technology Battle" and " Global Face-Off: Governments Lock Horns with Industry."
Topics to be addressed by Odum and the Forum's panelists include the challenges and vulnerabilities of the world's energy systems, the U.S. shale boom and nuclear safety. Discussion will also center on what's at stake as traditional energy sources and less scalable renewables battle for private sector and government funding.
Odum has been president of Shell Oil Company since 2008 and director of its Upstream Americas business since 2009. In the latter role, he oversees Shell's exploration and production in the Western Hemisphere. He joined Shell as an engineer in 1982.Following the Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum, hundreds of energy executives and other guests are expected to attend the black-tie dinner at New York's Cipriani Wall Street, at which the 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards will be unveiled for 19 categories of exemplary performance in the arenas of vision and leadership, commodity excellence, leading technologies, premier projects and stewardship. CNBC News Anchor Amanda Drury will emcee the Awards for a third year. Accredited media may register to attend as Platts guests at this media registration link ( bitly.com/PCh37t). About Platts: Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information and a premier source of benchmark prices for those markets. Platts' news, pricing, analytics, commentary and conferences help customers make better-informed trading and business decisions and help the markets operate with greater transparency and efficiency. Customers in 150 countries benefit from Platts' coverage of the oil, petrochemicals, natural gas, electricity, coal, nuclear power, shipping, and metals markets. A division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Platts has approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. About The McGraw-Hill Companies: McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com. CONTACT: Kathleen Tanzy212-904-2860 (o)917-331-4607 (c) Kathleen_tanzy@platts.com
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