Tag: Citgo

Prosecutors ask $197M fine for CITGO in 2006 spill

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Justice Department wants a federal judge to fine Citgo Petroleum Corp. at least $197 million in a Clean Water Act enforcement lawsuit filed in a 2006 oil spill at the company’s Lake Charles refinery. The Advocate reports the Justice Department argued in court filings this month that the legal maximum […]  More »

Citgo crude unit listing, damaged after fire

Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s only crude unit at its refinery in Lemont, Illinois, is listing and initial assessments indicate it may have sustained extensive damage in a fire Oct. 23, said two people familiar with plant operations.  More »

Fire extinguished at suburban Chicago oil refinery

Officials are monitoring air quality near a suburban Chicago oil refinery after a fire lit up the evening sky.  More »

Citgo fined for alleged air pollution in Ill., La.

The Department of Justice says Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. has agreed pay a $737,000 fine and install air pollution controls at refineries in Illinois and Louisiana to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.  More »

Citgo names new president and CEO

Citgo Petroleum Corp. has named Nelson P. Martínez as president and CEO, bringing in a new leader for the U.S.-based refining and retail arm of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company.  More »

Citgo to settle in gas additive lawsuit

Citgo Petroleum Corp. and New Hampshire agreed to sever the company from an $816 million trial over groundwater contamination while a settlement is completed.  More »

Opening forebodes long, contentious trial over fuel additive

Lawyers for the state of New Hampshire and petroleum giants ExxonMobil and Citgo mocked their opponents’ evidence and disparaged their witnesses for a second day Tuesday as they prepared jurors for a long, contentious trial over the gasoline additive MTBE.  More »

Lawyers trade accusations in fight over gas additive

The $700 million case against Citgo and ExxonMobil, accusing the companies of contaminating more than 40,000 wells in New Hampshire with the fuel additive MTBE, launched Monday with attorneys exchanging charges of nefarious legal moves.  More »