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.
LEMONT, Ill., November 21, 2017 /3BL Media/- The CITGO Lemont Refinery and mobile literacy outreach program, Bess the Book Bus, brought the joy of reading to local students at St. Cyril and Methodius School in Lemont during the month of October.
Approximately 105 books were distributed to St. Cyril and Methodius School students. Students were able to pick out their very own book to take home and then enjoyed participating in an interactive and hands-on drum circle hosted by Bess the Book Bus Partner, Giving Tree Music.
LEMONT, Ill., November 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Lemont Refinery and the Village of Lemont and Lemont Environmental Advisory Commission partnered to host the semi-annual fall Recycling Day on Oct. 14. The event provided an opportunity for community residents to drop off unwanted recyclable items and household waste.
HOUSTON, November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently announced the winners of this year’s fifth annual Fueling Education Sweepstakes. Through the CITGO Fueling Education program, 93 elementary and middle school teachers received awards that will help them to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the classroom. Eligible teachers were asked to share their most innovative STEM teaching lesson plans to win a $1,000 voucher from National School Supply and a subscription to the Steve Spangler Online Learning Academy ($250 value).
Awarding Grants and Calcasieu Parish STEM Teacher of the Year
SULPHUR, La., November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Lake Charles along with community partners, the Calcasieu Parish School Board and SOWELA Technical Community College, celebrated National STEM Day with local students and teachers on Nov. 8 at the West-Cal Events Center.
LEMONT, Ill., November 2, 2017 – The CITGO Lemont Refinery is a committed partner of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and has raised more than $600,000 for the organization during 2017. Funds raised help underwrite clinical research, assist with medical and rehabilitation costs, and send children affected by neurological diseases to MDA Summer Camp in Hudson, Ill.
LAKE CHARLES, La., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ ― Katherine Gertz, a fourth-grade science teacher at E. K. Key Elementary in Sulphur, Louisiana, was selected to be a 2017 CITGO Nautilus Ambassador. In August, she joined fellow Ambassadors aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus to study the central California coast alongside scientists and engineers as part of the Ocean Exploration Trust’s (OET) Community STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Program.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Corpus Christi is supporting Ready or Not Foundation’s efforts in pediatric cancer research by sponsoring this year’s Best Dressed Luncheon on Sept. 21 at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. Childhood brain tumors are the leading cause of death in pediatric cancer patients under the age of 19, and the Ready or Not Foundation aims to increase awareness and raise funds for vital research.
SULPHUR, La., September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Lake Charles looks for opportunities to award deserving local students for academic excellence and recently awarded $5,000 in scholarship funds to McNeese State University Business students. The MSU business scholarship recipients each received a $1,000 scholarship towards their college education – a share of the $5,000 scholarship funds that CITGO awards to Business students annually.