Lake Charles, LA, March 15, 2012 – CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex (LCMC) is connecting with Partner in Education E. K. Key Elementary School, to teach students the importance of recycling and caring for the environment at “Going Green” Family Night, Thursday, March 22, 6 p.m. at E.K. Key Elementary. 

Students attending the program will learn about the importance of recycling electronics and materials such as paper, plastic and glass. The program will also include presentations of other school related topics including Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Art and Singapore Math. Students will also enjoy a magic show and dinner, and will take home recycling bags and sidewalk chalk courtesy of CITGO. 

To increase environmental awareness within Southwest Louisiana (SWLA), LCMC is also partnering with E.K. Key Elementary to host an Earth Day Poster Contest at the school, in congruence with Earth Day, April 22 – a day to recognize the importance of safeguarding our planet. 

The LCMC workforce is committed to safeguarding the environment and to improving quality of life in SWLA. LCMC strives to improve the water and air quality of the SWLA area through process improvements and projects. CITGO also promotes and participates in a wide variety of social development programs to improve the quality of life of people.





Dana Keel

Government & Public Affairs Manager






CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.  The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


For more information visit www.citgo.com.