PHOTO: CITGO HSSE Manager Jack McCrossin (center) accepted the award on behalf of the CITGO Terminal Facilities & Pipeline team.


The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) recognized CITGO Petroleum Corporation with its 2018 Platinum Safety Award, a top industry honor. CITGO has won the award more than any other ILTA member, a total of five times in the program’s 12-year history.

The award was presented on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at ILTA’s International Operating Conference & Trade Show in Houston, Texas. Thousands of terminal industry professionals meet in Houston each year to network, share best practices, discuss challenges and learn about the latest equipment and technology.

“CITGO is thrilled to once again receive this prestigious recognition,” said CITGO President and CEO Asdrúbal Chávez. “We have immense respect for ILTA and its advocacy on behalf of our industry. The organization’s recognition today validates the focus and commitment of our employees to a safe workplace and to CITGO leadership in the terminals business. We will continue to raise the bar when it comes to safety.”

Applicants for the Platinum Safety Award answer questions about their approach to safety, including programs, procedures and performance data. The applications are peer-reviewed by subject matter experts with the company names redacted. Each year’s recipient is ineligible to apply again the following year.

The CITGO network is one of the largest in the country. It includes 48 petroleum product terminals, three fully-owned pipelines and six jointly-owned pipelines.

ILTA represents companies and partnerships that operate bulk liquid storage terminals worldwide. ILTA members handle products including crude oil, refined petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizers, vegetable oils and other food grade materials.