HOUSTON – April 22, 2013 – Maximizing engine performance and drivability are two key benefits of an enhanced gasoline recently introduced by CITGO Petroleum Corporation. Known as TriCLEAN gasoline, this custom blend includes more nitrogen cleaning agents to keep vital engine parts clean for a smoother running engine that maximizes mileage and minimizes emissions. TriCLEAN is specifically tailored for and available throughout the CITGO marketing area.

 “Consumers have always been able to trust CITGO gasoline in their tanks,” said Gustavo Velásquez, vice president of supply and marketing at CITGO. “These recent enhancements to our fuel contribute to both better gas mileage and lower emissions which, we know, are very important to our consumers. We designed TriCLEAN gasoline with that in mind.”

 Working in conjunction with its gasoline additive supplier, CITGO conducted engine tests with multiple sources of CITGO gasoline to determine optimal engine cleanliness and response to detergent additives. All grades of TriCLEAN gasoline contain more cleaning agents than ever before, providing customers with a smoother running engine. In addition, TriCLEAN gasoline meets or exceeds applicable Environmental Protection Agency and ASTM specification requirements.

 “We are committed to offering reliable, quality fuels that are guaranteed to meet automobile performance needs,” added Velásquez. ”With TriCLEAN, we take that promise even further because we know how much people depend on their cars to get where they need to go.”

 For more information about CITGO TriCLEAN gasoline, visit http://www.citgo.com/ConsumerProducts/Fuels.jsp

 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 about CITGO, visit www.CITGO.com.