HOUSTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Pipeline Company has been recognized for its outstanding performance with the 2014 Pipeline Occupational Safety Performance Award, in the category of Small Operator. It is the sixth consecutive year that the company received this honor.

Pictured from left, Peter Lidiak, Pipeline Director, API; Glenn Hilman, Terminals and Pipelines General Manager, CITGO Petroleum Corp.; and Craig Pierson, Chairman of API's Pipeline Subcommittee.

This award is among the industry's top recognitions and is reserved for companies that demonstrate excellence in safety. It is presented to companies with the lowest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury and illness incident rates for employees and contractors.

CITGO Pipeline Company also received API's 2014 Pipeline Environmental Performance Award, recognizing the company's outstanding environmental performance last year.

"At CITGO, we strive to create a consistently safe work environment for every employee and contractor working in our operations.  Safety and environmental stewardship are part of our culture and we are proud to be recognized for our unyielding commitment to performance excellence," said CITGO President and CEO Nelson P. Martinez.

The awards were recently presented at the American Petroleum Institute (API) Pipeline Conference in Savannah, Georgia.


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.

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