Tulsa, Okla. --- An assessment of CITGO Petroleum Corporation’s Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex is still underway and a restart of that facility will be initiated as soon as possible, while operations at the Corpus Christi Refinery are nearing normal levels of operation today.
“CITGO is doing everything it can to alleviate the impact of Hurricane Rita on the energy market and to reassure all market players, thus helping to contain any price speculation,” said Felix Rodriguez.
Meanwhile, CITGO’s corporate headquarters facility in Houston was not impacted by the hurricane. The facility will reopen beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28.
“The reopening of headquarters is contingent upon the availability of public thoroughfares in the Houston area, and in agreement with the recommendations of local government authorities,” added Rodriguez. “Until the Houston headquarters facility is fully operational, the business activities temporarily relocated to Tulsa, Okla. will remain there.”
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.