GAIL India  swept the annual PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards for 2012 by winning ‘Company of the Year’ award in three categories.

GAIL (India) Limited has won the ‘Company of the Year’ award in the Environmental Sustainability category in recognition of its key role in building sustainable energy future for the country, says a press release issued by the company.

The organisation won the Awards for Oil & Gas Pipeline Transportation Company of the Year, Environmental Sustainability Company of the Year and Project Management (Rs 500-2000 crore) for their 100 MW wind generation project in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

B C. Tripathi, CMD GAIL, along with the various division Directors received the prestigious award from Dr. M Veerappa Moily, UnionGAIL ins at the PetroFed awards Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the presence of Vivek Rae, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and other champions of the industry during the Petroleum Federation of India (PetroFed) Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2012 held here.

Besides this, Sandepa Trakroo, Chief Manager (Corporate Planning), GAIL, won the ‘Woman Executive of the Year in Oil & Gas Industry’.  Trakroo is a Chemical Engineer from BITS, Pilani and also holds a post-graduate diploma in financial management. She has worked in GAIL for over 17 years and played a key role in formulation of long-term strategy 2020 for GAIL to take the company from Rs 32,000 crore turnover in 2010-11 to Rs 130,000 crore by 2019-20.

The award winners were selected through a rigorous process of collation by knowledge partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, evaluation by the Awards Committee led by Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI and selection thereafter by an eminent jury headed by the former Chief Justice of India Justice M N Venkatachaliah.

GAIL is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and looks at aligning its operations and strategies to the 10 universally accepted principles of UNGC. GAIL has also started Green House Gas (GHG) accounting for all its major sites and tied up with natural gas STAR programme under the aegis of Global Methane Initiative.

The Gas major has the distinction of being the only company in Asia to receive the ‘World No. 1 Company in Downstream Operations’ award for 2011 by Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information. GAIL was also ranked the number one gas utility in Asia in the Platts Top 250 Energy Companies Ranking in 2012.

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