When you visit your local CITGO to fill-up with gas, grab a snack, a hot cup of coffee, some groceries, and your breakfast, lunch or dinner, you're walking into a locally owned and operated business.
While countless companies and organizations achieve moments of success, it is the rare business that sustains excellence over decades – and rarer still the company that can stand strong after more than a century.
This is the extraordinary heritage of CITGO. Born from the vision and determination of a single entrepreneur, CITGO helped sustain America’s extraordinary growth in the 20th Century, creating jobs, fueling mobility and supporting allied efforts to prevail in World War II. The late 20th Century saw the formation of our distinctive relationship with Venezuela through PDVSA, extending our story across a global stage.
Throughout this proud 110-year history, our success as a company has always centered on our people. CITGO employees bring a powerful combination of professionalism, grit, resilience and spirit of service that is truly unique in our industry. It’s not unusual to find CITGO retirees who boast 30- to 40-year careers at with the company – some who can even trace their employment back to Cities Service itself. Their devotion and loyalty stands as a strong validation of our enduring CITGO culture.
2020 has presented a unique set of challenges – from COVID-19 and its impact on our industry to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Laura. The resilience and resourcefulness of our employees has shined brightly, whether adapting to work from home or joining the recovery effort in Southwest Louisiana. CITGO and its employees continue to set the standard.
Most recently, CITGO has been recognized for leadership in safety and community service. Our charitable arm, the Simón Bolívar Foundation, has reoriented its focus to help support groups serving the most vulnerable in and from Venezuela. Our response in the face of Hurricane Laura and its impact on Southwest Louisiana is but the most recent example of the resilience and generosity of CITGO employees.
After 110 years, CITGO stands proud and strong. I am personally proud to serve this extraordinary organization and to help lead us into what I know will be a bright, dynamic future.
President and Chief Executive Officer