HOUSTON, Texas – July 1, 2015 – During the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) National Occupational and Process Safety Conference in May, CITGO took home seven of AFPM’s awards for outstanding safety performance in 2014.
“At CITGO, the safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors always comes first,” said CITGO President and CEO Nelson P. Martínez. “We are fully committed to and promote a philosophy of continuous improvement throughout our operations.” 
CITGO was recognized with seven awards by AFPM for exemplary performance for minimizing occupational injuries and illnesses and significant process safety events at its three refineries.

Each of the three CITGO facilities received the AFPM’s Meritorious Award for Safety Performance which recognizes petroleum refining and petrochemical facilities with a total recordable incident rate of 0.6 or less without certain significant process safety events. Further, each of the three CITGO refineries received the AFPM Award for Safety Achievement (Hours), which distinguishes facility recipients that worked 1 million or more employee hours without long-term injuries, as well as significant process safety events. Finally, CITGO’s Lemont refinery received the AFPM Award for Safety Achievement (Years), which recognizes facilities that worked 365 consecutive days without longer term occupational injuries or illnesses and without process safety events with significant consequences.

To read more about AFPM awards and recognitions, visit www.afpm.org/awards.


CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.