March 12, 2021, /3BL Media/ - In the wake of severe, back-to-back mid-February winter storms that seriously impacted Texas and Louisiana, CITGO stepped up to provide ongoing support to affected communities. The intense, damaging storms prompted a major disaster declaration from the Federal Government, and both Texas and Louisiana declared emergencies in impacted counties.
As communities continue to work together during the ongoing public health crisis, we at CITGO are honored to do our part to give back and support our neighbors.
In May, CITGO teamed up with the Chaldean American Chamber and Empire Petroleum to fuel good in the Detroit Metro area. CITGO and Empire Petroleum donated and delivered 100 CITGO gas cards to the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Beaumont Hospital. Both hospitals will distribute the gas cards to first responders, patients and volunteers.
HOUSTON, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. (Simón Bolívar Foundation), the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is awarding up to $278,380 from its COVID-19 Small Grants Program to ten 501(c)(3) charitable organizations for the ongoing development of health-focused projects in Venezuela. These organizations join the program's earlier grantees, bringing the number to 15 nonprofit organizations for a total donation of $475,343 in grants to help Venezuelans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HOUSTON, May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc., the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, announced today two grants of its Emergency Relief Fund to two nonprofit organizations working in Venezuela to alleviate the effect of the COVID-19 crisis. The Emergency Relief Fund is a special grant program to provide resources for immediate support to nonprofits with existing agreements with the Simón Bolívar Foundation that was activated at the end of March in response to additional challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease within the existi
LAKE CHARLES, La., March 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hundreds of Southwest Louisiana residents recycled their unwanted electronics at the annual CITGO E-Recycle Day Saturday at the McNeese Cowboy Stadium parking lot.
HOUSTON, February 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Houston Astros’ Star Shortstop and 2015 American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa teamed up for SpringSpirit Baseball’s Eighth Annual Breakfast for Champions fundraiser. During the breakfast, Lance Berkman – former Astro, fellow World Series Champion and SpringSpirit Board member – led a conversation with Correa about what he has learned in his journey to become a professional baseball player.
HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its Marketers and Retailers, raised more than $65,000 in 2017 through the installation of “Spirit Pumps” at participating CITGO stations across 29 states. These specially wrapped, branded fuel pumps were operational at different times throughout the year to raise money for a variety of education, charitable and community service programs.
HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CITGO President and CEO Asdrúbal Chávez recently conducted his first corporate meeting with top senior executives and management to review the Company’s 2017 results, including the record-setting safety performance and operational achievements. Building on this momentum into 2018, CITGO will continue to emphasize excellence in all aspects of its operations, with major refineries located in Lake Charles, La., Corpus Christi, Texas and Lemont, Ill.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, December 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery recently hosted its Annual Partner Appreciation Breakfast to recognize local organizations making a positive difference in the Coastal Bend region. The annual breakfast event, held at the Art Museum of South Texas, hosted guests from local industry; businesses; educational institutions, including Foy H. Moody High School, home of the CITGO Innovation Academy; and non-profit organizations, such as the United Way of the Coastal Bend and the Coastal Bend Food Bank.