Violation Tracker Individual Record
CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company LLP were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi for violations of the Clean Air Act related to its illegal operation of two massive tanks at their Corpus Christi East Plant Refinery as oil water separators without the required emission control equipment. The failure to equip the tanks with emission controls exposed numerous residents in the Oak Park and Hillcrest communities to chemical emissions. CITGO Petroleum Corporation was ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 on each of the two Clean Air Act counts of conviction. CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company LLP was ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 on each of the federal Clean Air Act counts of conviction plus $15,000 on each of the three misdemeanor Migratory Bird Treaty Act conviction, for a total of $45,000.