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Lake Charles Refinery

The Lake Charles Refinery is the seventh-largest refining facility in the United States and has gained a reputation as one of the safest facilities in the industry. As the largest of the three CITGO refineries, the Lake Charles Refinery consists of a modern, deep-conversion facility with a crude oil refining capacity of 463,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Plant Details-LCMC

Geographic Size: 2000 acres
Ship Channel Docks: 4
Waste Water Treatment Plants: 1
Avg. Gasoline Production Capacity: 209,500 bpd
Avg. Crude Capacity: 463,000 bpd

Products Produced

Liquid Petroleum Gas
Premium Gasoline
High Octane Blendstocks
Jet Fuel
Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel
Decant Oil
Petroleum Coke

Industries Served

Retail and Commercial Fuel
Aviation Fuel
Industrial Fuels
Cooking and Camping Fuels
Heating and Lighting Fuels

More than$507MEconomic Impact on the Community
More than$3.2MPaid in Income and Insurance Taxes
More than$12MPaid in Property Taxes
Based on 2020 figures.

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Lake Charles Refinery Employee


TeamCITGO was the first industry volunteer organization in Southwest Louisiana and has a rich history of developing volunteerism in the five-parish area. Through TeamCITGO, we have donated thousands of hours to numerous local charitable and community projects designed to improve the quality of life of Southwest Louisiana residents. 

Lake Charles Refinery Volunteers

Since 1975, we have contributed to the United Way through employee contributions, corporate donations and fundraising events. We support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by sponsoring Southwest Louisiana’s largest single-day fundraiser for MDA each year, the CITGO MDA Golf Classic. Additionally, we support educational programs through our CITGO Innovation Academies and partnerships with McNeese State University and SOWELA Technical Community College.

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Environment, Health & Safety

The Lake Charles Refinery is committed to safety and environmental stewardship. We strive to preserve the water and air quality in our community through process improvements and projects.

Each year, CITGO E-Recycle Day alternates between the cities of Lake Charles and Sulphur to give residents in each region a convenient place to recycle unwanted electronics free of charge. Since 2009, this annual event has kept hundreds of tons of electronic waste out of landfills.

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