The American Petroleum Institute (API) has recognized the
performance of CITGO Pipeline with the 2012 Occupational Safety
Award in the small operator category, the company announced on
It is the fourth consecutive year that CITGO has won the
This award is among the industry's top honors and is reserved
for companies that demonstrate excellence in safety. The award
is presented to companies with the lowest Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury and illness
incident rates for employees and contractors.
"We are honored to receive this award. It is a tribute to the
sustained dedication and commitment of our employees to the
highest standards in health and safety," said CITGO chief
executive Alejandro Granado.
"At CITGO, we are deeply committed to health and safety," he
added. "That is why we adhere to best-practice standards,
consistent employee training, performance metrics and auditing
to continually meet the high-level of performance we are known
The award was presented at API's 64th Annual Pipeline
Conference in San Diego, California.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer
of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial