FreightWaves’ John Kingston wins international award for energy journalism

John Kingston

FreightWaves’ own John
Kingston has been named the winner of the prestigious 2020 Abdullah Bin Hamad
Al-Attiyah International Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the
Advancement of International Energy Journalism.

Kingston is
FreightWaves’ energy market expert.

The 7th annual Abdullah
Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards celebrate the legacy of H.E.
Al-Attiyah. The committee said the awards represent Al-Attiyah’s stewardship
and leadership in the advancement of partnership, sustainability, development,
transparency and cooperation in the global energy industry.

Al-Attiyah is the
chairman of the Al-Attiyah Foundation and the former minister of Energy &
Industry and deputy prime minister of Qatar.

An international
selection committee votes on nominees for awards in seven categories: Qatar
Energy Industry; GECF Award; Education for Future Energy Leaders;
Producer-Consumer Dialogue; Renewable Energy; International Energy Journalism;
and International Energy Policy & Diplomacy.

Kingston will be honored
along with the other recipients on April 1 in Doha, Qatar.

“We are so happy that
John is being recognized for his many accomplishments in the energy sector and
congratulate him for his selection,” said Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of
FreightWaves. “We knew when John joined us that his background would be an excellent
fit for FreightWaves, but we couldn’t comprehend at the time how impactful his
in-depth knowledge of the oil and energy sectors would prove to be for our
audiences. We congratulate John and wish to thank the nominating committee for
recognizing a wonderful example of the impact that journalists can have on
global economies.”

The Lifetime Achievement
honor recognizes individuals for their record of accomplishment in their sector
and those who have made an “exceptional impact on the energy industry with
distinct personal achievements for a consistent and prolonged period.”

The 2019 winner of the
Lifetime Achievement Award was Diane Munro, editor-in-chief of Argus Media.

Kingston joined
FreightWaves in February 2018 as executive editor before helping launch and
co-host FreightWaves Radio on SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking. In November 2019,
FreightWaves leveraged Kingston’s extensive energy background as the company’s
first market expert in energy.

Prior to joining
FreightWaves, Kingston worked for McGraw-Hill/S&P Global, with most of his
time in the Platts division. He spent three years as director of Global Market
Insights; almost five years as director of news for Platts’ real-time news
services; and 10 years as director of oil, leading a global editorial staff of
80 in providing leading oil news content.

Kingston began his
career at Platts in 1985 as a crude oil market reporter. During his time at
Platts, he launched the Platts Data Brent assessment, the world’s leading
benchmark for oil price assessment.

Kingston represented
Platts on national television outlets such as CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s
BNN network and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Prior to joining
Platts, he began his career with commodities-oriented media at American Metal
Market. He also has worked for newspapers in New Jersey and Virginia. He is a
graduate of Washington & Lee University.