Skip to comments.VANITY - Boycott CITGO
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.
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.
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.
Chavez sold all the Citgo stations in the US - I believe the deal will be complete in a few weeks.
To whom do you know?
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!!!!
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.
I don't buy Citgo.
Hugo can go take his oil, and his Noam Chomsky book, and hang for all I care.
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"
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?
I've avoided his stations for some time, and tell all my family and friends to do so also. Creep'in dictator!
I'd rather pay 5 cents more per gal then give Citgo my business
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.
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.
Got a link to the Citgo buyout story?
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.
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.
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!)
Call me clueless, I have not heard about the sell off. I wonder who is buying it?
And I will run on fumes to avoid CITGO, which is all over the place around heah.
No Citgo in my neck of the woods but I would boycott if I could
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.
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.
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.
Won't do any good. Oil is a fungible commodity. What you don't buy someone else will.
I've only bought Valero gas twice, but both times I got poor performance and terrible mileage.
YOU DON'T SPEAK FOR SAN DIEGANS!!! ...and
DO NOT USE OUR CITY'S NAME IN ANY MORE OF YOUR LITTLE SPEECHES, EITHER!!!
No CITGO here to boycott.
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!
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.
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.
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)
"...he's gas losing money..." = he's losing gas money. (May be dyslexia setting in.)
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
Southeast, Midwest dfuente@CITGO.com
Don't bother them with sense and facts.
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?
CITGO announced last month they were closing every gas station in the U.S.
Iranian leader, and now Chavez blasting the U.S. on OUR property. The Founders are rolling in their graves.
Do you have any concept of how gasoline is distributed around the country?
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.