TeamCITGO Celebrates 30 Years of Volunteering in SWLA

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SULPHUR, La., July 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – TeamCITGO volunteers and their families, local elected officials, agencies that TeamCITGO serves, and local business leaders recently gathered at the West Cal Events Center to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the employee-led volunteer group. TeamCITGO is the volunteer organization of the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery and was the first established employee-led industrial volunteer group in the area, donating thousands of community service hours to local charitable organizations throughout the last three decades.

CITGO Partners with the University of Houston-Downtown Scholars Academy to Promote Local STEM Education

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HOUSTON, July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/― CITGO recently partnered with the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Scholars Academy in support of its 17th annual UHD Student Research Conference (SRC). The partnership builds upon the company’s CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline initiative, which supports educational organizations near its operational areas to increase access to learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.   

CITGO Provides Elementary Schools with Student Engineering Projects

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SULPHUR, LA, – June 9, 2017 – As part of the CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline Program, CITGO has partnered with the Calcasieu Parish School Board (CPSB) and McNeese State University to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to young minds through a hands-on learning experience called Engineering is Elementary (EiE).

CITGO Continues Restoration Work in the Lemont Quarries

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LEMONT, Ill., June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ — CITGO volunteers and community leaders came together in Lemont to continue the project of removing invasive species and the replanting of native seeds in the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area (HQRA).

Volunteers worked on three highly visible locations---approximately 3.5 acres of natural area. Under the direction of The Conservation Foundation, workers trimmed trees and removed invasive brush, and planted native seeds, trees and plugs. 

CITGO Renews Its Commitment as Official Fuel Sponsor of First Response Team of America

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HOUSTON, June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/– CITGO renewed its Official Fuel Sponsorship of First Response Team of America, helping the organization support communities across the country in the crucial moments immediately following natural disasters. As Official Fuel Sponsor, CITGO will help First Response Team purchase the fuel they need to help communities struggling in the aftermath of a catastrophe.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Receives Safety Award from Manufacturing Association

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LEMONT, Ill., May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ — On April 5, The Three River’s Manufacturers’ Association (TRMA) held its annual dinner meeting to recognize member companies for their commitment to safety. This year, the CITGO Lemont Refinery was awarded the “Partnership Award” in recognition of their 2016 total OSHA workplace recordable incident rate of less than 0.4 with no work-related fatalities. 

CITGO and the Ocean Exploration Trust Award Mini-Grants to Fund STEM Education Efforts in Houston

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HOUSTON, May 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As part of the CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline program, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is partnering with the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) to award science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mini-grants to educators dedicated to sharing ocean exploration with students. Two Houston-area schools, Olle Middle School and South Early College High School, are receiving funding through the OET Community STEM Mini-grant program to help engage and excite students through unique STEM experiences and encourage them to seek STEM careers. 

CITGO Marketer Folk Oil Raises Thousands for Local Michigan Food Bank Programs through Eighth Annual “Fight Hunger Give Hope” Campaign

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HOMER, Mich., May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Folk Oil Company, a local CITGO Petroleum Corporation Marketer, and its PS Food Mart Stores, surpassed last year’s fundraising efforts yet again during its eighth annual “Fight Hunger Give Hope” campaign. Running from March 13 to March 26 and reaching an impressive total of $88,690, this annual fundraiser works to provide more than half a million meals through local food banks, pantries and backpack programs located in the same areas as PS Food Mart locations.

CITGO and the Ocean Exploration Trust Welcome Science Communication Fellows for At-Sea STEM Expeditions

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HOUSTON, May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – For the fourth consecutive year, CITGO Petroleum Corporation has teamed up with the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) to provide select educators the opportunity to explore the ocean and share that experience with students back home. This year, three teachers from CITGO operational areas have been selected as OET Science Communication Fellows.

CITGO and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Distribute Kindles to Houston-Area Students

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HOUSTON, May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In recognition of the large role classroom attendance plays in boosting students’ academic outcomes, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is again partnering with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) this May for the Kindling Young Minds program. Through Kindling Young Minds, select Houston-area students are awarded Kindle Fire tablets for achieving perfect or much-improved attendance records.


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