CITGO Receives Environmental Award
Nov 7, 2008
The OSPRA Award was established by the GLO, the oldest state agency in
Deputy Commissioner Greg Pollock presented the award to CITGO Vice President and General Manager Corpus Christi Refinery Eduardo Assef, who noted that CITGO considers it a great honor to receive the award for a second time.
“CITGO was recognized for going the ‘extra’ mile to protect our natural resources by working with state and federal agencies in identifying and commissioning projects that will reduce the risk of pollution and protect wildlife in the area’s waterways,” Assef said, referring to the 2007 award.
He explained that in 2007, the CITGO refinery had the opportunity “to partner with different environmental agencies in multiple efforts,” which included the rescue of a stranded Manatee that was transported to Florida, rehabilitated and released and building and donating a state-of-the-art, $55,000 bird rehabilitation trailer to the GLO.
“We see more than 2,000 marine movements of ships and barges each year and transfer more than 6 billion gallons of hydrocarbons across our dock,” Assef noted. “These marine operations and waterways are critical to our refinery. This award serves as an affirmation of CITGO’s efforts to be a good environmental steward.”
David Dear, who until recently was manager HSSE at the CITGO Corpus Christi refinery, received a special recognition.
""We at CITGO are very proud of our environmental performance at the Corpus Christi Refinery and the commitment of our employees to protect the environment of the communities where we work and live,"" Assef concluded.
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