Venezuelan Legislative Leaders Visit CITGO Headquarters
Nov 19, 2004
HOUSTON, Nov. 19, 2004 --- CITGO Petroleum Corporation hosted a delegation of Venezuelan legislative officials recently during a visit to the United States which began Nov. 14. The officials, members of the Venezuelan National Assembly, visited CITGO’s new Houston headquarters facility for a series of briefings on the company’s operations and a presentation from the University of Houston Institute for Energy, Law and Enterprise. The group was hosted by the Port of Houston Authority for a tour of the Port of Houston and visited CITGO’s Lake Charles, La. Manufacturing Complex for an overview of that facility’s operations
“We are honored to have hosted such a group of distinguished visitors,” said CITGO Petroleum Corporation President and CEO Luís Marín. “Not only did this visit provide us the opportunity to see our new headquarters building and some of our operations, it allowed us to strengthen the valuable and important relationship we have with Venezuela.”
“CITGO is the best example of joint work by the oil sector of Venezuela and the United States,” said Pedro Jiménez, chairman of the Venezuelan National Assembly Energy and Mines Committee. “It symbolizes the permanent relationship of friendship and cooperation between Venezuela and the U.S. We are here to strengthen the friendship, cooperation and mutual respect that exists between the peoples of Venezuela and the U.S.”
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.
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