About Us


CITGO has been part of the Louisiana community for 70 years. Our operations in the state include a refinery, products terminal and several miles of pipeline. Built in 1944, our Lake Charles Refinery is the sixth-largest refining facility in the United States. Strategically located on 2,000 acres along the banks of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, the complex is recognized as a leading manufacturer of high-quality transportation fuels and petrochemicals. As the largest of the three CITGO refineries, the Lake Charles Refinery consists of a modern, deep-conversion facility with a crude oil refining capacity of 425,000 barrels per day (bpd). Our facility employs approximately 1,100 regular full-time employees in Southwest Louisiana. In addition, we employ on average, more than 850 contractors and contribute to the employment of nearly 8,000 people through our procurement activities in the area. The state of Louisiana also has approximately 100 independently owned CITGO retail stations which provide employment to approximately 600 people. 


Annual Economy
CITGO Employees & Contractors 1042*
Total Economic Impact on Lemont
and General Vicinity

$490 Million**

Geographic Size 900 Acres
Number of Ship Canal Docks 1
Number of Wastewater Treatment Plants 1
Production Capacity (gasoline) 4 Million gpd (on average)
Crude Capacity 167,000 bpd (on average)
Liquid Petroleum Gas Retail, Commercial
Gasoline Retail Fuel
Diesel Fuel Retail Fuel
Aviation Turbine Fuel Airline
Xylenes Petrochemicals
Toluene Industrial Solvents
Molten Sulfur Fertilizer and Basic Chemicals
Butane Cooking and Camping Fuels
Kerosene Heating and Lighting Fuels
Propane Retail Fuel Outlets
Petroleum Coke Industrial Fuels


*average number of employees and contractors over a 3 year period
**based on a 3 year average