CITGO gives Senior Citizens energy saving light bulbs

The following is a News Release from CITGO & CCOA:

CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex has partnered with Calcasieu Council on Aging in a social responsibility initiative to help senior citizens in our community save energy and contribute to the protection of the environment via the CITGO- Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program.

The CITGO- Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program has provided a donation of 24,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to the Calcasieu Council on Aging.  The CFL bulbs which use much less electricity than traditional light bulbs and have a longer life can provide a significant energy savings in homes using them.

The CFL bulbs donated by CITGO will be distributed by Team CITGO (CITGO's employee volunteer group) and Calcasieu Council on Aging to senior citizens on September 29th, at the Lake Charles Civic Center's Exhibition Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  A brown bad lunch will be served. The low energy using bulbs will be accompanied by educational materials on ways to increase home energy efficiency and proper disposal.

Simple energy-savings actions like those encouraged through the CITGO-Venezuela EELP have proved to make a significant, positive impact.  According to official figures, if every U.S. home replaced just one light bulb with a CFL, the country would save enough energy to light more than three million homes for a year, save more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

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 Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit