Every time you fill up at your locally-owned CITGO, you help us give back to the communities we serve across the country. Keep reading to see how you’re helping make a difference in people’s lives.


CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its Marketers and Retailers, raised more than $65,000  through the installation of “Spirit Pumps” at participating CITGO stations across 29 states. These specially wrapped, branded fuel pumps were operational at different times throughout the year to raise money for a variety of education, charitable and community service programs. The CITGO Spirit Pump initiative reinforces our commitment to giving back to the local communities we serve. Learn more about those impacted by our Spirit Pumps initiative here.

CITGO Caring for Our Coast

CITGO Lake Charles and The Nature Conservancy joined forces with community volunteers to help restore the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. TeamCITGO volunteers and Sulphur High School fishing team members worked to dig up plugs of native grass from a levee and replant them in a flat area adjacent to the levee. The replanted grass aids in stabilization of the soil, prevents erosion, and provides food and habitat for a number of animals that live on, and pass through, the Refuge.

CITGO Caring for Our Coast initiative is a series of projects and programs focused on Louisiana coastal conservation and restoration in remembrance of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The program also incorporates environmental projects in Texas and Illinois where CITGO also has operations. Learn more about CITGO Caring for Our Coast initiative here.

CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline

Hightower Elementary School students, teachers, and administrators – alongside many community partners – dedicated a brand new outdoor classroom made possible by donations from CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the local CITGO Doraville Terminal.

Through donations totaling $12,000 since 2014, CITGO helped support the construction of Hightower Elementary School’s outdoor classroom, which seats approximately 35 students and features a resting observation area. The space also includes a weather-protected whiteboard, a victory garden, bog garden, pollinator garden and composting station. “Supporting quality education – especially STEM education – is a core commitment of CITGO,” said CITGO Doraville Terminal Manager Vincent Brumelow.

Throughout the company’s operational footprint, the CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline initiative has awarded more than $1.3 million toward programs that promote the importance of STEM education and provide educators with the resources they need. Learn more here.