Sulphur, La. – April 18, 2024 – In a recent tribute to the spirit of giving, the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery recognized its remarkable TeamCITGO volunteers during the W.A.V.E. (We Are Volunteer Employees) celebration. Among these dedicated individuals, Norma Vidrine, CITGO Senior Technical Analyst, was named Volunteer of the Year based on  her service hours and commitment throughout 2023.

With a rich history spanning 37 years, TeamCITGO is synonymous with community support in Southwest Louisiana. Its unwavering commitment to service has left an enduring mark on the lives of countless residents. From supporting local initiatives to championing vital causes, TeamCITGO places community well-being at the forefront.

CITGO Vice President and General Manager Sterling Neblett expressed his gratitude: “Our TeamCITGO volunteers exemplify the very best of humanity. Their selflessness, compassion and tireless efforts uplift our community. Whether they serve meals, build ramps for residents in need, or sit with a child at school to read a book, TeamCITGO volunteers make a positive difference everywhere they go.”

The impact of TeamCITGO extends far beyond the refinery gates and includes organizations and causes such as:

  • United Way of SWLA: Strengthening the social fabric and providing essential services.
  • CITGO Caring for our Coast: Preserving and rehabilitating our natural environment and resources for generations to come.
  • Calcasieu Parish Schools, McNeese State University, and SOWELA Technical Community College: Investing in education and future leaders.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association: Supporting families and advancing research.

In the spirit of unity, TeamCITGO volunteers continue to elevate the Southwest Louisiana Community one act of kindness at a time. Their legacy is etched in the hearts of those they serve.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry and operates under the well-known CITGO brand. CITGO owns and operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 42 active terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,300 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 807,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO ranks as the fifth-largest and is one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products, and supplies a network of approximately 4,000 locally owned and independently operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.