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Company continues to benefit from efforts of new Board, management team
HOUSTON - December 6, 2019 - CITGO Petroleum Corporation reported strong financial and operational performance as the Board of Directors reviewed with the Shareholder the company’s performance during the first nine months of 2019 at a meeting at CITGO headquarters in Houston.
The report included net income of $270 million for the first nine months of 2019, $215 million in the third quarter, all during a particularly challenging time to many Gulf Coast refiners. The report also reflected an approximate 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) increase in refining capacity. This increase is just the second refinery capacity increase in 20 years.
CITGO is also on pace to have one of the best years in its history in terms of safety and environmental performance, which remain vital core values of the company. Additional operational and performance highlights include:
“CITGO’s strong performance is a testament to the dedicated efforts of our Board, management team and employees,” said CITGO Board Chair Dr. Luisa Palacios. “Throughout 2019 we have worked diligently to strengthen the company – building financial strength, operational flexibility and sounder corporate governance. These efforts should continue to pay off as we look to 2020.”
According to President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Jordá, “While we have faced many challenges this year, we remain committed to making and selling quality products, serving our customers and supporting our communities. This focus, in combination with the Board’s leadership, positions us for continued success.”
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and 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 4,800 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.