Damage to Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex Still Being Assessed
Sep 24, 2005
Tulsa, Okla. --- The extent of damage to CITGO Petroleum Corporation’s Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex (LCMC) remained under assessment late this afternoon, the company announced.
Preliminary inspections show that the facility is without power and suffered minor damage to insulation on some towers and piping circuits, minor wind damage to cooling towers and potential water damage to electrical substations. A more extensive assessment is currently underway and a decision is expected to be made tomorrow as to when restart operations will begin.
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.