CITGO Honored With ILTA Platinum Safety Award

Jun 16, 2014 11:15 AM ET
The CITGO Pipelines and Terminals team accepts the 2014 ILTA Platinum Award for Performance Excellence in 2013.

HOUSTON, June 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) recognized CITGO Petroleum Corporation earlier this month with its Platinum Safety Award for safety excellence, making it the third time that CITGO receives this coveted industry award in the last eight years.

The top award, presented during the 34th Annual International Operating Conference & Trade Show here, recognizes the year’s most exemplary performer based on 2013 data for all domestic terminal operations and a thorough review of the applicant’s safety and management systems.

 “At CITGO, we are deeply committed to health and safety.  We are dedicated to protecting the men and women who work in our facilities and the individuals who live in the communities near our operations. This year, the CITGO Terminal Facilities and Pipeline group has been recognized at the highest level for its steadfast commitment to safety," said Vice President Supply and Marketing Fernando Valera.

CITGO owns and/or operates 48 petroleum product terminals, which comprise one of the largest networks in the country.

ILTA represents 80 companies and partnerships that operate bulk liquid storage terminals in 49 countries.  These facilities are located in ports and along rivers, canals and pipelines.  They serve the vital economic purpose of transferring liquid products from one transportation mode to another.  Products handled by ILTA members include crude oil, refined petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizers, vegetable oils, and other food grade materials.

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information visit