HOUSTON, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Pipeline Company has been recognized by the American Petroleum Institute for its outstanding safety performance with the 2015 Pipeline Occupational Safety Performance Award, in the category of Small Operator. It is the seventh consecutive year the company has received this honor.

CITGO Recognized with API Pipeline Occupational Safety Award for 7th Year in a Row

This award is a top industry recognition 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. In 2015, CITGO Pipeline Company reported zero OSHA recordable incidents.

"At CITGO, we work very hard each day to maintain a safe work environment for our employees and contractors. Safety and environmental stewardship are part of our culture, as obtaining this award for seven consecutive years demonstrates," said CITGO President and CEO Nelson P. Martinez.

The awards were recently presented at the American Petroleum Institute's (API) 67th Annual Pipeline Conference.


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 Petróleos 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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