Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) has won the 2021 Europa Award for Clean and Efficient Energy. SPEX is the operator of the Malampaya deep-water gas-to-power project that signalled the birth of the Philippine natural gas industry.The Malampaya gas facility harnessed indigenous natural gas to reduce oil imports, contribute to better air quality and generate significant revenues for the local government amounting to $12 billion. Further, Shell has been promoting sustainable energy through its Access to Energy initiative, which helped bring power to communities in northern Palawan including the Batak tribe, Sitio Binaluan in Taytay and El Nido.
The Europa Awards recognise Filipino companies that have made exceptional contributions to sustainability in line with the Philippine Development Plan and global standards. The 2021 Europa Award for Clean and Efficient Energy, awarded by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, recognises the sustainability business leader that best incorporates the use of clean and efficient energy practices in its day-to-day operations.