After yesterday's ridiculous speech at the U.N. where he called our President "the devil", its time to re-ignite the call for a full ban on CITGO gas stations in the U.S. People need to understand that every dollar they spend at CITGO goes directly into Hugo Chavez's pocket and funds his wretched regime. Read that again: We are funding this tin pot dicatator by buying gas at CITGO! Send this thug a message. Stop the flow of money to him and his cronies.
Some background on Citgo and how it fell completely into the hands of Chavez can be found here and here:
Citgo is a subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA). As such, it ultimately belongs to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. It is a United States-incorporated firm, a refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products
One of the USA's largest refiners; Controls more than 6% of U.S. refinery capacity
In July 2006 announced plans to cease serving 14% of their independent retailers in the United States; Previously supplied 14,000 retailers
How it happened
1965---Citgo gasoline brand was inaugurated in 1965 by the Cities Service Company, a United States based energy company.
1982---Cities Service Company is acquired by Occidental Petroleum Corporation
1983, Citgo was sold to Southland Corporation (owners of the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores)
1986--- 50% was sold to Petróleos de Venezuela
1990---The remaining 50% of Citgo sold to Peroleos de Venezuela
2004---Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with over 4,000 employees and annual revenue in excess of $32 billion.
My other Chavez / Venezuela links are here. Read up on this thug's lust for power and dangerous alliance with radical Islam (aka Islamo-Marxism):
BUSH IS "THE DEVIL" - HUGO CHAVEZ ADDRESSING THE U.N.
CHAVEZ TRIES NEW 'OIL-FOR-U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT' SCHEME WITH CHINA
BOLIVIAN PRESIDENTIAL THUG SEIZES GAS AND OIL INDUSTRIES
FORGET DIEBOLD: HUGO CHAVEZ IS INVOLVED WITH U.S. VOTING MACHINES!
CHAVEZ FORCEFULLY TAKES CONTROL OF FOREIGN RUN OIL FIELDS
CHAVEZ ALIGNED WITH IRAN...THREATENS TO CUT OFF U.S. OIL SUPPLIES
Chavez threatens to cut off oil to US
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned on late Friday that he could cut off oil supplies to the United States, if Washington continues to destabilize his government. "The U.S. government must know that if it crosses the line it won't be getting Venezuelan oil...
Chavez says Bush worse than Hitler
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told a rally of thousands of supporters on Saturday that U.S. President George W. Bush was worse than Hitler and vowed to buy more arms to defend his nation as their diplomatic relations deteriorated.
THE TEHRAN-CARACAS AXIS
With Iranian nuclear aspirations gaining notice, it's worth directing attention to the growing relationship between Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez. The Reagan administration repulsed Soviet efforts to set up ca
DIVIDE AND CONQUER: CHAVEZ OFFERS 'CHEAP' GAS TO POOR AMERICANS
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez strengthened his Latin American ties with generous oil deals that he is now extending north to the United States, with plans to ship cheap heating oil to low-income people in New York and Massachusetts.
Links to others joining the BOYCOTT CITGO movement:
Michelle Malkin: Staying away from CITGO
Break the Chain: Don't go to CITGO!
Worldnetdaily: Boycott of CITGO Launched
HyScience: Buying your gas from CITGO is Doing Business with HUGO CHAVEZ
But That's Just My Opinion: Boycott Citgo
GOP and the City: Boycott Citgo
CommonSenseAmerica: Boycott Chavez and CITGO?
Degree of Madness
Conservative Blog Therapy
The World According to Carl
Tapscott's Copy Desk
Shot in the Dark
Rocky Mountain Neo-Con
GOP and College
Stop the ACLU
Cigar Intelligence Agency
Liberty, Just in Case
Shoot a Liberal
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