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Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation and Ingenuity

The fortitude and grit it takes to survive and thrive for 100 years is cause for a shindig. CITGO knows this firsthand.

And while we weren’t born in Texas, we got here as soon as we could. With a shared history in this great industry we call oil and gas, we’re honored to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in recognition of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) Centennial. Our year-long partnership with TXOGA celebrates the organization’s accomplishments and will be distinguished through a series of joint events.

 

CITGO Community Involvement

As a corporation, CITGO invests millions of dollars in contributions and thousands of dedicated volunteer hours in social development efforts in the Lone Star State, aimed at creating sustainable communities. CITGO volunteers support many local organizations and nonprofits, donating time and money to improve the quality of life of Texans through initiatives like:

Corpus Christi

  • More than $200 million raised since 1986
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Environmental Efforts

  • Nearly 4,000 acres restored since 2014
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Disaster Relief and Assistance

  • $11.5 million committed for immediate- and long-term assistance for recovery efforts in Houston and the Coastal Bend. Donated 21,000 gallons of fuel to first responders and volunteer organizations; and 3,300 gallons of potable water.
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United Way of the Coastal Bend

  • More than $3 million raised since 2009
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John Paul II High School

  • $2 million endowment for scholarships to underserved students
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Caller-Times/CITGO Distinguished Scholars Program

  • More than $212,000 in university scholarships provided since 2007

 

Texas Scholarships

$1 million in scholarships provided since 2005 to support students at:

  • Baylor University
  • Del Mar Community College
  • Prairie View A&M
  • Texas A&M College Station
  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M Kingsville
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston Downtown
 

CITGO Innovation Academies

  • Four Texas academies supported in 2018
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CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline

  • Invested over $750,000 since 2016

We hope you’ll join CITGO and TXOGA in celebration of our remarkable Texas traditions at thought-provoking events like:

  • Texas Energy Day – Participants come together as an industry to inform lawmakers of the vital role oil and natural gas plays in the lives of Texans. Features include a historic fuel pumping vehicle on “Energy Avenue” in front of the State Capitol and a fun “Discover the Refinery” display inside.
  • TXOGA Energy Summit
  • Energy Day (National)
  • TXOGA Centennial Celebration and Lone Star Energy Forum

Thriving for 100 Years

About CITGO in Texas

CITGO has been a vital part of the Texas community for more than 80 years. Its operations in the state include a refinery, corporate office, product terminals and miles of pipeline.

Built in the mid-1930s, the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery is one of the most sophisticated and efficient fuel and petrochemical refineries in the nation With a crude refining capacity of approximately 165,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) and a versatile product mix, including an average of 4.1 million gallons of gasoline, it supplies not only high-octane gasoline for our vehicles, but also produces the basic building blocks necessary for making a wide assortment of products like adhesives, paint, medical equipment and even cosmetics. The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery benefits its surrounding communities, not only as a supplier of petroleum products, but as a major employer, taxpayer and good neighbor.

Together, the Houston Corporate Headquarters and CITGO Corpus Christi refinery offer professional and safe work environments to more than 1,700 employees and contractors.

The great State of Texas is also home to more than 290 independently owned and operated CITGO retail stations which provide employment to more than 3,500 state residents. In Texas alone, sales of gasoline and diesel products total in the millions of gallons.

 

About the Texas Oil & Gas Association

The mission of TXOGA is to promote a robust oil and natural gas industry and to advocate for sound, science-based policies and free-market principles. It is a statewide trade association with approximately 5,000 members representing every facet of the Texas oil and gas industry, ranging from small independents to major producers. Collectively, TXOGA members account for more than 90 percent of all oil and natural gas produced in Texas, operating a vast majority of the state’s pipeline mileage and gas processing capacity, and are responsible for much of the state’s refining capacity.

Founded in 1919, TXOGA is the oldest and largest group in the state representing petroleum interests and continues to serve as the only organization which embraces all segments of the industry.

There are four focal points for the Association’s activities: Legislation, Regulation, Judicial Affairs, and Public/Industry Affairs. The work of the Association is concentrated in these areas in order that it may be responsive to the ever-growing demands made on the industry by state and local governments and by the general public.

Addressing the issues of government regulation and taxation — the two major issues directly affecting the industry’s operations — continue to be the primary objective of TXOGA. The Association turns to its strong member supported committee structure, which mobilizes representatives with expertise in various fields to deal with specific issues. No other organization in the state has access to such a full spectrum of expertise on industry issues.

In addition, the Association conducts the most comprehensive public information/media affairs program for oil and gas in the state. Its representatives draw upon historical, economic, and statistical data and disseminate statements and news releases reflecting industry viewpoints on current public issues.