January 10, 2012

CITGO maintenance work for Crude unit begins tonight; small amounts of flaring may be possible

CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery turnaround activities begin Tuesday, January 10 in the Crude Unit at the East Plant. The East Plant is located at Nueces Bay Bld. and Buddy Lawrence.

The maintenance work could have small amounts of associated flaring. Flares are

safety devices and seen as tall, thin stacks that sometimes emit flames when burning excess gases that develop within the unit.

Contact:           Larry Elizondo

Government and Public Affairs

Telephone: 361-844-5259 • Cell: 361-945-0878 Facsimile: 361-844-5133

Email: lelizon@citgo.com