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CITGO Petroleum Corporation today announced that its Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex has logged more than 6 million hours of operation without an employee Lost Workday Case, a new facility record. The last employee lost workday case occurred in July, 2002, some 27 months ago.

“Safety is a key element of our values,” said Luis Marín, CITGO President and CEO. “This is an outstanding safety achievement not only for the Lake Charles facility, but for the entire CITGO family and reflects our system-wide goals. The challenge now is to continue operating safely and efficiently, while identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental performance.”

CITGO is a leading manufacturer of high-quality transportation fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals. The Lake Charles complex, located on the banks of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, encompasses 2,000 acres and includes both the CITGO Refinery and Lake Charles Lubricants & Wax Plant. Together, the two facilities employ about 1,650 regular, full-time employees.

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.