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VANITY - Boycott CITGO
Vanity ^ | 9-20-06 | Vanity

Posted on 09/20/2006 1:52:30 PM PDT by OKSooner

Tell Hugo Chavez to drink his effin' oil.

Don't do any kind of business with CITGO petroleum.


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1 posted on 09/20/2006 1:52:30 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
I'm on it.

Cedar Park Texas has a Citgo station that is usually one cent cheaper than the other stations (Go Mart, Hwy 183 North Bound Lane).

Since I have a 15 gallon tank, I find it Patriotic to pay an extra 15 cents per fill up, so I don't have to pay Hugo for my gas.

2 posted on 09/20/2006 1:55:27 PM PDT by lormand (May the guns of one million AC-130s infest Islam-0-land)
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To: OKSooner

It's easier said than done. I live near the Citgo refinery in Louisiana and let's just say that more than Citgo get's the gasoline. I personally wish they would simply expropriate the refineries and shut Chavez up.


3 posted on 09/20/2006 1:55:33 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: OKSooner

Chavez sold all the Citgo stations in the US - I believe the deal will be complete in a few weeks.


4 posted on 09/20/2006 1:55:44 PM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: OKSooner
Been boycotting Citgo for months. Used to be the cheapest gas in town now they are several cents higher.
5 posted on 09/20/2006 1:56:06 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: dirtboy

To whom do you know?


6 posted on 09/20/2006 1:56:14 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (www.stjosephssanford.org)
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To: OKSooner

I never buy Citgo gas, and I know, I know, those are local people who profit from it but the shouldn't be in business with that lunatic in the first place. I'd walk a mile with a gas can first!!!!


7 posted on 09/20/2006 1:56:32 PM PDT by peacethroughstrength ("There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy." G. Washington)
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To: OKSooner

Someone else will buy it. About the only thing a major boycott of CITGO will bring about is a closing of the US offices that employ about 4,000 Americans. Chavez, of course, loses because he doesn't get his stick to threaten us with, but he'll still have tankers lining up to buy his oil.

The House of Saud thanks you for your opinion and hopes that you'll attend a mosque they funded in your neighborhood.


8 posted on 09/20/2006 1:56:42 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: OKSooner
I don't buy citgo gas since 6 months ago, no matter the price...

Mike

9 posted on 09/20/2006 1:56:53 PM PDT by MichaelP (Democrats lose again!)
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To: OKSooner

I don't buy Citgo.


10 posted on 09/20/2006 1:56:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: OKSooner
Been personally boycotting Citgo for several months now. Even risked running out of gas in a not-so-nice neighborhood the other night until I found a Texaco.

Hugo can go take his oil, and his Noam Chomsky book, and hang for all I care.

11 posted on 09/20/2006 1:57:15 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Un-dead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: OKSooner
The sheeple are clueless and a freeper boycott would be painless.

There is a station down the street and I thought how appropriate it would be to have a sign out front with Hugo's picture and message "Buy my gas you stupid Americans"

12 posted on 09/20/2006 1:57:20 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: CajunConservative

Citgo is in the process of selling all its refinery operations in the US. You don't think they're dumb enough to own anything here while they are stealing our property there, do you?


13 posted on 09/20/2006 1:57:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: lormand

I've avoided his stations for some time, and tell all my family and friends to do so also. Creep'in dictator!


14 posted on 09/20/2006 1:57:37 PM PDT by raisincane (Dims think we're all oblivious to the obvious)
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To: OKSooner

I'd rather pay 5 cents more per gal then give Citgo my business


15 posted on 09/20/2006 1:57:55 PM PDT by Kaslin (No matter what the left says. G.W. Bush will be remembered as the best president of this century)
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To: OKSooner

Thank you. I've been saying the same thing for a while now. But idiots will keep buying Chavez's ooze through Citgo despite his utterly disgusting and reprehensible blatherings in front of the UN, which all those 3rd world sub-humans heartily applauded, making the case even further for getting the UN the hell out of this country.

Does anyone know if Citgo or its subsidiaries operates on the West Coast? I know they're big back east. I haven't seen their gas on the West Coast for a number of years though since 7-11 stopped selling gas. I just want to be sure I and others don't purchase gas from a Citgo operation running under a different name here out West.


16 posted on 09/20/2006 1:58:01 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: OKSooner
Well now I AM between a rock and a hard place.

We have one gas station with a convenience store in town that doesn't have any of those magazines in the store. No, I'm not talking about Playboy. I'm talking about all those "lad rags" that you have to quickly move your kids past at the checkout counters of nearly ALL of them. (BTW: Is Janet Jackson trying to make a comeback or something? But I digress). I made sure I did almost all of my business with them to thank them for keeping the store family friendly.

It was a Getty station but it just converted to Citgo in the past two months.

Bummer.

Shalom.

17 posted on 09/20/2006 1:58:02 PM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands.)
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To: dirtboy

Got a link to the Citgo buyout story?


18 posted on 09/20/2006 1:58:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: OKSooner

We haven't bought gas at Citgo since Huga Chavez and Venezuela's ownership of Citgo first hit my radar screen more than a year ago. Just about the time Pat Robertson was being excoriated for offering some very good advice on how to deal with Senor Chavez.


19 posted on 09/20/2006 1:58:38 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: BelegStrongbow
Source

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.

20 posted on 09/20/2006 1:59:20 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: OKSooner

In the tiny little town in Western NY State where my parents live, the Citgo dealer closed his pumps because of this. Instead of having an unholy relationship with the corporation, he's gas losing money to the Sunoco across the street by only offering repair services. (I LOVE the attitude of Americans in the heartland!)


21 posted on 09/20/2006 1:59:35 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Brilliant

Call me clueless, I have not heard about the sell off. I wonder who is buying it?


22 posted on 09/20/2006 1:59:59 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: OKSooner
Valero & Shamrock always have competive pricing.


23 posted on 09/20/2006 2:00:12 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BelegStrongbow

And I will run on fumes to avoid CITGO, which is all over the place around heah.


24 posted on 09/20/2006 2:00:13 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (www.stjosephssanford.org)
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To: OKSooner

No Citgo in my neck of the woods but I would boycott if I could


25 posted on 09/20/2006 2:00:15 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (The greener grass on the other side of the fence is artificial turf)
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To: kingu

Saudi oil isn't the only alternative to buying fat ass Chavez's oil. BP or Arco is largely from British or Alaskan oil fields. Shell comes from African and North Sea sources.


26 posted on 09/20/2006 2:01:03 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

I saw a WSJ article dated Aug 15th talking about Chavez selling off his minority interest in the TX refinery, but the link you gave me appears to say CITGO is sold by independent local franchisees, which would mean none of them were CITGO-owned to begin with.

But I could be confused by all that.


27 posted on 09/20/2006 2:02:52 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (www.stjosephssanford.org)
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To: MayflowerMadam

That's a true patriot. Makes me almost want to drive my car out to New York from California the next time it needs servicing...or towing it there for repairs if it breaks down.


28 posted on 09/20/2006 2:03:01 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: OKSooner

Won't do any good. Oil is a fungible commodity. What you don't buy someone else will.


29 posted on 09/20/2006 2:03:10 PM PDT by jude24 ("I will oppose the sword if it's not wielded well, because my enemies are men like me.")
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To: TexasCajun

I've only bought Valero gas twice, but both times I got poor performance and terrible mileage.


30 posted on 09/20/2006 2:03:21 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: OKSooner
Is it indeed true that CITGO is wholly owned by the Venezuelan government?
31 posted on 09/20/2006 2:04:26 PM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (There will only be peace on Earth when Mecca becomes a glass parking lot.)
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To: OKSooner
Yeah, and I live in San Diego....so listen Hugo baby...

YOU DON'T SPEAK FOR SAN DIEGANS!!! ...and

DO NOT USE OUR CITY'S NAME IN ANY MORE OF YOUR LITTLE SPEECHES, EITHER!!!

32 posted on 09/20/2006 2:05:03 PM PDT by NordP (America: There are more Patriots than Punks!)
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To: OKSooner
I boycott all Arab-owned gas stations here in New Orleans, but it is hard to always keep the boycott as practically all gas stations have become owned by Arabs in just the last couple of years.

I've asked, and they've always confirmed that they're Muslims, so it's not that these are Christians from the Mid-East. If Muslim-Americans denounced the violence of their co-religionists and put America before their blood-thirsty religion, I wouldn't drive out of my way to pay for more expensive gas, but that's the way it is.
33 posted on 09/20/2006 2:06:05 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: BelegStrongbow
Lyondell buys out Citgo refinery stake for $2.1B - owned by Venezuela's national oil company
34 posted on 09/20/2006 2:07:18 PM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: OKSooner

No CITGO here to boycott.


35 posted on 09/20/2006 2:07:20 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: OKSooner

I have a lot of friends in Venezuela. I was planning on visiting them but as long as Chavez is President I will NOT be going. He uses the "America will attack soon" scare tactic to try to get the people rallying around him.

Because of this, I never comment about Chavez to my friends. Anyways, they dislike the man. I think it's best I do, however, send them my homepage which I link to Radio Marti. They LOVE it!


36 posted on 09/20/2006 2:07:51 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: TexasCajun
It was a partial sell-off - I wasn't sure if all or some had been sold, looks like some:

Citgo to Stop Selling Gas to U.S. Stations (Venezuela owned)

Venezuela-owned Citgo Petroleum Corp. has decided to stop distributing gasoline to some 1,800 U.S. stations, shedding a lackluster segment of its business while forcing the owners of those stations to find other suppliers.

-snip

The states where Citgo will stop selling gasoline are: Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota. A limited number of stations in Illinois, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa will also be affected.

37 posted on 09/20/2006 2:10:37 PM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Lyondell Chemical Co. said late Wednesday it bought out Citgo Petroleum Corp.'s stake in the Lyondell-Citgo refinery, a giant 268,000 barrel-per-day facility on the Houston Ship Channel, for $2.1 billion.

Thanks....

38 posted on 09/20/2006 2:10:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I don't buy SH*TGO here in Indiana, and boycotting BP also because they price-fixed propane which is my home heating source.
Thumbs up to Marathon: American made, American owned (also sold under the Speedway brand)


39 posted on 09/20/2006 2:11:08 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: OKSooner

"...he's gas losing money..." = he's losing gas money. (May be dyslexia setting in.)


40 posted on 09/20/2006 2:12:03 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: OKSooner
Gasoline, Diesel and Heating Oil Customer Service Group

Mid-Atlantic sundern@CITGO.com

Northeast scompto@CITGO.com

Midwest dmcinti@CITGO.com

Southern pward@CITGO.com

Lubricants Customer Service Group

Central and East Region lestes@CITGO.com

West Region cowens@CITGO.com

Wax and Base Oil Region sgoekle@CITGO.com

National Account Region kdavis@CITGO.com

International Region fdiaz@CITGO.com

Retail Region jweiss1@CITGO.com

Asphalt Customer Service Group

Northeast amillig@CITGO.com

Southeast, Midwest dfuente@CITGO.com

41 posted on 09/20/2006 2:15:41 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't worry, everything will be OK. Or maybe it won't.)
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To: jude24
Oil is a fungible commodity.

Don't bother them with sense and facts.

SD

42 posted on 09/20/2006 2:17:04 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: OKSooner

I haven't gone to Citgo in years. But there is one about two blocks from my house that my wife l ikes to frequent for price and convenience.

No more!! Yesterday she told me she couldn't buy from Citgo, anymore. And she's a social worker, so a little more liberal than I am, although not nearly so much as her colleagues.

Anybody got a favorite low price gasoline supplier?


43 posted on 09/20/2006 2:20:35 PM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: jude24
Not only that but as a commodity, gasoline you buy at a CITGO Station comes from the very same source as gas you buy at an Exxon Station.

It seems some people believe that Hugo's Brother in Law drives a CITCO Tanker from Venezuela to their neighborhood gas station and fills up the tanks under the gas station.

The fact is that around 20% of the gas you buy is from Venezuela and the money goes into Hugo's pocket.
44 posted on 09/20/2006 2:22:12 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: OKSooner

CITGO announced last month they were closing every gas station in the U.S.


45 posted on 09/20/2006 2:22:36 PM PDT by montag813
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To: OKSooner
Kick the UN off of US soil once and for all too.

Iranian leader, and now Chavez blasting the U.S. on OUR property. The Founders are rolling in their graves.

46 posted on 09/20/2006 2:23:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: MikeA

Do you have any concept of how gasoline is distributed around the country?


47 posted on 09/20/2006 2:25:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: OKSooner
They opened a Citgo station right next to the local Wal Mart. Just today I was driving by and saw the irony in that. We have people all over the US complaining about Wal Mart and the real enemies are right under their noses.
48 posted on 09/20/2006 2:26:06 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: OKSooner

A good friend of ours owns 5 of the local Citgo stations. I won't do that to him. He had his stations long before whacky Chavez came into office and it's not his fault this is happening.


49 posted on 09/20/2006 2:29:23 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas , Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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50 posted on 09/20/2006 2:32:20 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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