CITGO Petroleum, MIPC capture ILTA’s top safety award
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CITGO Petroleum, MIPC capture ILTA’s top safety award



Washington, D.C., June 24, 2020—The International Liquid Terminals Association today announced that CITGO Petroleum Corporation and MIPC LLC captured its coveted Platinum Safety Award. The two companies separately won a Five-Year Safety Milestone Award for sustained excellence in terminal safety performance.

“Safety is the terminal industry’s top priority,” said ILTA Chairman Kip Middendorf, who also serves as vice president and managing director of Wolf Lake Terminals. “That’s why it’s so important to celebrate the impressive safety accomplishments of CITGO and MIPC, and we hope they will encourage all terminal operators to strive for continuous safety improvement. ILTA’s safety program not only allows us to measure our industry’s performance but also share success stories and learn from each other.”

CITGO and MIPC’s platinum safety awards are for 2019 safety performance and will be awarded in November at ILTA’s 40th Annual Operating Conference and Trade Show in Houston. For its 2019 performance, CITGO won the large company Platinum Safety Award, while MIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Monroe Energy, captured the small company Platinum Safety Award.

ILTA defines a large company as one that reports a minimum of 400,000 annual work hours in its terminal operations, representing a combined minimum of the equivalent of 200 full-time workers. ILTA defines a small company as one that has fewer than the equivalent of 200 full-time employees. To qualify for an ILTA safety award, a small company with fewer than 200,000 cumulative hours of employment (the equivalent of 100 full time employees) must include prior years’ data (up to five years) until it meets 200,000 cumulative hours.

ILTA’s safety awards, given every year since 2007, recognize terminal operating member companies for outstanding safety performance. To receive the highest honor, the Platinum Safety Award, companies must achieve an average total recordable incident rate of 0.5 or less per 100 employees and submit a description of their company safety programs for review by an evaluation panel of their peers.  If a company uses contractor labor, it must demonstrate that it has a contractor safety management program in place to be eligible for consideration.



Founded in 1974, the International Liquid Terminals Association represents more than 85 companies operating liquid terminals in all 50 states and in over 40 countries. Our members’ facilities provide critical links between all modes of transportation for liquid commodities, such as crude oil, petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizer, vegetable oils and other food-grade materials that are central to the U.S. economy. Terminals provide essential logistics services that spur trade both within the United States and connect the U.S. economy with overseas markets. ILTA’s membership also includes about 400 companies that supply equipment and services to the terminal industry.

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