Without our dedicated workforce, CITGO could not have achieved our long history of success as a leading refiner, transporter and marketer of fuel, petrochemicals and industrial products.
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.
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.
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:
$1 million in scholarships provided since 2005 to support students at:
We hope you’ll join CITGO and TXOGA in celebration of our remarkable Texas traditions at thought-provoking events like:
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.