With just over two weeks to go until gasworld’s Asia-Pacific Industrial Gas Conference 2014 in Singapore, this week’s release of the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings® makes for interesting reading.

November’s conference tackles the theme ‘Leveraging Growth in an Emerging Market’ and explores the trends – both existing and emerging – within the Asia-Pacific region, exploring the industrial gas businesses in South East Asia and the North and South Pacific Rim alike.

In addition to key talking points such as the global helium business and the China gases business, the conference’s agenda will also include discussion of LNG applications and a South East Asia industrial gas update and forecast – complete with the drivers for growth in the region like the burgeoning oil and gas and refining sectors.

The latter is an area in high growth mode in the region, according to the Platts report released this week. The Asia-Pacific region showed its strength again as both an energy demand centre and a leader in energy company growth in the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings®, an annual financial performance roster, unveiled in Singapore in the last few days.

Asia-Pacific companies moved up in both numbers and position when Platts, a leading global energy and commodities information provider, announced its 13th annual rankings based on assets, revenues, three-year compound growth rate (CGR) and return on invested capital (ROIC) for the latest fiscal year (2013).

While energy companies of the Americas snared 103 of the Top 250 slots, their numbers were down from the 149 peak in 2003. But Asia-Pacific companies showed a ‘personal best’ this year with 82, up eight from a year ago and surpassing a best for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of 80 spots back in 2008. It was again a story of the world’s integrated oil and gas companies, including US-based Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) as headliner in the Top 250 rankings for the 10th year running.

Emblematic of Asia’s rapid growth was ninth-ranked China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec). While second to PetroChina Company Limited in the world’s top-ranked Asia-Pacific energy companies, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) was the region’s leading energy company by revenue and made the top 10 in the overall Top 250 for the second consecutive year.

The Asia-Pacific region also laid claim to 21 of the world’s Top 50 Fasting Growing companies according to Platts, well eclipsing EMEA’s representation of six, and only two behind the 23 from the Americas – where the US, with its fracking revolution, looks set to topple Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer.


More information

With just over two weeks to go until the event, time is running out to book your place at the Asia-Pacific Industrial Gas Conference 2014.

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The conference will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore from 17th – 19th November and will feature a number of high profile keynote speakers, including Sanjiv Lamba (The Linde Group), Stefan Messer (Messer Group), Virginie Cavalli (Air Liquide), Gary Konarska (Lincoln Electric), and Jefferey Cheung (Foshan Huate Gases).

If you cannot afford to miss out on this premiere gathering of industrial gas professionals, contact Marketing and Events Manager Becky Palmer:

Becky.palmer@gasworld.com / +44 1872 225031