Millions of gallons of quality fuel and lubricant products. Thousands of local jobs. Hundreds of service hours logged. Daily involvement in local organizations. From the largest of economic impacts to the smallest of good deeds, locally owned and operated CITGO locations are there at every turn in their communities, fueling good day in and day out.
CITGO Petroleum Corporation has its roots in the Cities Service Company, founded in Bartlesville, Okla. Incorporated in the State of Delaware, CITGO is headquartered in Houston, Texas. It operates three refineries in Lemont, Ill., Corpus Christi, Texas, and Lake Charles, La., three lubricant blending plants in Cicero, Ill., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Atlanta, Ga., and nearly 50 terminal storage facilities. It also has access to more than 140 additional terminal facilities.
CITGO is dedicated to producing quality products that are distributed to each locally owned and operated CITGO gasoline and fast lube location.
Millions of gallons of gasoline, diesel and lubricant products are distributed through the CITGO terminals and blending plants annually, ensuring that product is available 365 days-a-year, no matter what the weather conditions. These facilities play a central role in their communities, providing full-time jobs to local residents and supporting local organizations. Their personnel also are involved in state and local emergency management programs to assist their communities during emergency situations.
As the largest corporate sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, CITGO and its Marketers and Retailers have raised more than $150 million since 1986. In 2010, CITGO contributed more than $70 million and thousands of dedicated volunteer hours to worthwhile causes, including the CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program, and numerous social development projects in at-risk communities such as the South Bronx, N.Y., and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Through the Simón Bolívar Foundation, our charitable organization, we also participate in important humanitarian initiatives, offering access to medical treatment for the critically ill and providing relief aid for Haiti earthquake victims and those left homeless by the recent floods in Venezuela. Since 2009, our Fueling Good program has awarded tens of thousands of dollars worth CITGO gasoline and lubricants to local heroes who make a difference in their local communities. Complete information on the program and those recognized and rewarded for doing good can be found on www.fuelinggood.com
Each CITGO gas station and fast lube is locally owned and operated. Local retail locations support their communities with jobs and taxes as well as with a wide range of community and philanthropic activities. For example, CITGO distributors and retail locations are involved in the United Way and are members of their local chambers of commerce, state associations, volunteer firefighters, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and the Lion’s Club. Additionally, many sponsor such worthy organizations as Toys for Tots and local school sports clubs and donate to such organizations as The American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Awareness, food pantries, libraries and many more.
Many CITGO distributors and retail location employees have served their communities through public office. Some of the positions held by members of the CITGO family include members of the city council and offices of local merchants’ associations and fraternal groups.
The more than 5,000 locally owned and operated CITGO retail locations provide approximately 46,000 jobs to hardworking Americans in their communities and generate local, state and federal taxes that support important programs across the nation.
To help ensure local communities have the support they need when natural disasters strike, CITGO provides fuel to terminals right before and after hurricane strikes and delivers additional supplies to the locally owned and operated CITGO stations on key evacuation routes. The company also works to ensure that emergency and government vehicles have access to the fuel they need. Terminal employees engage in emergency response programs with state, local and federal officials on a regular basis and coordinate specific response strategies whenever severe weather strikes. Furthermore, CITGO provides 100 percent reimbursement to CITGO station operators for the purchase of generators to ensure customers and emergency services receive fuel even if the power is out.
The people of CITGO have always known the importance of being a good neighbor. We don’t want to simply serve communities,we want to strengthen them. That’s why we’re committed to providing fuel, lubricants and local jobs that keep our neighborhoods moving ahead.