BP, learn from Venezuela!


This is how you run an oil company responsibly, people…

The US subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), CITGO, has received seven awards for its contributions in safety and environmental protection from the National Association of Petrochemical Refiners at its national conference.

“These awards demonstrate once more our commitment to industrial safety and environmental leadership, in line with the principles of PDVSA, the state oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which promotes environmental protection and is improving the quality of life for communities, said CITGO president Alejandro Granado.

The PDVSA subsidiary received, among other awards, two for safety, recognizing its facilities for operating a million or more hours without any lost workdays or serious worker accidents during 2009.

CITGO refineries operate in Lake Charles, Louisiana; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Lemont, Illinois. They refine 749,000 barrels of crude per day.

Translation mine.

Granted this is just refineries. But it’s part of PDVSA’s across-the-board commitment: people and environment first, profits later. (And they’re not doing at all shabbily in that latter department, either. No oil company is.)

Guess all the CITGO boycotters should be feeling good and foolish right about now, seeing their crapitalist darlings imploding all around them while Venezuela and its state company go right on thriving…AND winning awards, too.

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4 Responses to BP, learn from Venezuela!

  1. uzza says:

    A million hours without an injury? It’s been my experience we’re doing good to get a few hundred.
    A Million?
    Just wow.

  2. Yep, it must be that socialist conscientization. Of course, I fully expect to see the crapitalists claiming that the evil commies turned all the workers into zombies or robots, and that’s why they’ve had millions of man-hours without accidents. Or some such…

  3. A venezuelan says:

    It’s calculated by having 1 million employees and not having an accident in an hour.

  4. Ha ha, very funny. Not a bit true, but very funny.
    BTW, your IP tells me you’re a Texan.

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