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CITGO Petroleum Awards Rotary Club of Apopka $5,000 for Fueling Good

Charity recognized for dedication to humanitarian service both locally and abroad

Published 11-10-11

Submitted by CITGO Petroleum Corporation

/PRNewswire/ - The Rotary Club of Apopka, Fla., is Fueling Good as one of 12 winners in the CITGO Fueling Good summer program. Recognized by CITGO Petroleum for its ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian service and aid both locally and internationally, the non-profit organization was awarded $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to help extend its Ripple of Good and the impact of its work.

“We are extremely thankful for the generosity of CITGO,” said Bill Spiegel, President of Rotary Club of Apopka. “The award will help us raise more funds to support our wide range of programs throughout the year.”

The Rotary Club of Apopka provides a broad range of financial and physical services, including scholarships, food, shelter, mentoring, healthcare, safety and literacy initiatives. Rich in history and services, both locally and internationally, the club has established itself as a leader in service. The members of the Apopka community and those abroad have come to depend on its philanthropic efforts.

The Rotary Club of Apopka is one of 12 CITGO Summer Fueling Good campaign winners selected from more than 1,100 charities through a nationwide online vote. More than 100,000 votes were cast to help identify the latest winners in one of four categories: Environmental Protection and Restoration; Education and Social Investment; Energy Assistance and Conservation; and Health and Well-being.

The principles of Fueling Good can be seen in all aspects of the CITGO brand and are aligned with the social development principles of the CITGO shareholder, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Registration for the Winter program begins Dec. 1 and all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations based in the 26 states and District of Columbia in which CITGO operates are invited to submit an entry at www.FuelingGood.com.

For regular updates and to join the conversation, “Like” CITGO Fueling Good at www.Facebook.com/CITGOFuelingGood and view videos of past winners at www.youtube.com/CITGOFuelingGood.

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information visit www.CITGO.com.

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Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,700 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com

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