CITGO Petroleum Corporation refineries were recognized by the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) with seven awards for their safe operations during 2009. The awards were presented at the 18th Annual Safety Awards Banquet recently held in the San Antonio, Texas area as part of NPRA’s National Safety Conference.
The awards included one Gold Award, three Meritorious Safety Performance Awards and three Achievement Awards.
“These awards are yet another demonstration of our commitment to safety and environmental stewardship in alignment with principles endorsed by our shareholder, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, to promote environmental protection and improve the quality of life of people,” said CITGO President and CEO Alejandro Granado. “Achievements such as these are made possible through the hard work and commitment of each and everyone of our employees,” he added.
Of the seven awards, the CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex received two Achievement awards, one Gold award and one Meritorious Safety Performance Award; the CITGO Lemont Refinery received one Achievement award and one Meritorious Safety Performance Award; and the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery received one Meritorious Safety Performance Award.