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retiredhappy

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2008 6:02:12 PM

Since I am a new member here,I may be bringing up a subject that has already been talked to death,but just in case it hasnt.Citgo oil co. is owned by Hugo Chavez,the ruler of a country in South America,dont remember which one,but this is the man that stood in front of the U.N. recently,and called our president the devil.Im not a Bush fan,but the office of U.S.Pres is one I respect,and this man has stated his hatred and animosity for the U.S.Why do we allow Citgo Gas Stations to do business in this country????Wanna support a man like this,keep spending your money at Citgo Gas Stations,if you dont take your business somewhere else,and boycott this JERK.
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slacker007
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2008 3:42:32 AM

read this articleglobal research Now who are you mad at?

[Edited by: slacker007 at 4/16/2008 4:43:59 AM EST]
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owenm400
Rookie Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 10:35:18 PM

My Family refuses to do business with Citgo Oil Franchises, always glad with BP (British Petroleum) and ConocoPhilips.
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johnnycache79
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 9:35:50 PM

I like 76 and shell
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Zoomer56
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 8:46:38 PM

Chavez is just a windbag. He can't afford to stop selling oil to USA.
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Sneakers55
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 6:13:43 PM

GASMANDEAN wrote:

>But, my impression was that economics of oil was metaphorically
>a lot like water. You push it down one place, and it comes up
>somewhere else. You buy someone else's oil and the people who
>would have bought that, buy the Venezuelan oil. Am I wrong?

Refineries are set up to process certain types of crude oil.

The refiners that can handle PDVSA's crude are mainly in the USA.

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Carrot top
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 6:54:57 PM

none in this area
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currosauto
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 6:35:38 PM

Citgo gas station's in my area have started to rebrand to other big gas brands and others have chose to debrand and sell unbranded gas. Hopefully all the Citgo station's will rebrand and put Chavez out of business.
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RedRam2005
Champion Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 6:27:30 PM

I cancelled my Citgo Oil credit card and will drive across town before I will buy gas from Citgo or whatever name they use in the future.
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gophertortoise
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 5:47:39 PM

So the leaders of other oil-producing nations are good? Chavez is just more public with his mouth, the others are no heroes either.
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Nomofriggincube
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 5:43:43 PM

Never buy Citgo
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sondy3101
Rookie Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 4:58:42 PM

Hi, I just recieved an email today, but, deleted it. It informed me, that CITCO IS CHANGING THERE NAME, AND THEY SAID WE ALL SHOULD SEE, THEIR SIGNS ARE GOING DOWN.. MAYBE BECAUSE OF ALL THE TALK, BUT WE WILL STILL KNOW IT IS CITCO, AND ALL HAS CONNECTIONS WITH THIS MAN (CHAVEZ) .....I WILL NEVER BUY GAS FROM THEM....AND TO THINK, I USE TO WORK FOR THEM A FEW YEARS BACK......NOT A GOOD PLACE TO WORK.....IF ANYONE HAS THE ANSWER, WHY WE ALLOW THEM IN THE COUNTRY TO DO BUSINESS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
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slicky562
Sophomore Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 2:58:35 PM

i never ever buy gas from that so called "Citgo".
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GASMANDEAN
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 8:43:11 PM

I admire people who put their purchasing power behind the most ethical and progressive venders.

But, my impression was that economics of oil was metaphorically a lot like water. You push it down one place, and it comes up somewhere else. You buy someone else's oil and the people who would have bought that, buy the Venezuelan oil. Am I wrong?
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Genghis77
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 3:47:10 PM

When you fill up, you are giving it to Hugo, al Quaeda or Cheney-Bush. But one way or another the crooks and terrorists are going to end up profiting. If it's Canadian or North Sea oil, you can bet that the same investors have a stake there as well. There isn't any escape escape unless you walk. Even a bicycle uses a bit of oil on the chain and bearings.
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deliverydude
Veteran Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 10:00:17 AM

most citgos around here closed. i can only think of 1 left and its a nasty looking place and always higher than the others around it
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GatorGirll
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 9:18:22 AM

I bought Citgo once and noticed a huge decline in my MPG's, so much that I wont buy that cheap gas anymore. I go to EXXON and get the most MPG's over any other fuel.
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thebutnut
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 9:06:28 AM

most Citgo's closed around my area. The only ones still around have merged with 7-11 food marts
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gvan
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 8:07:55 AM

"I DO NOT BUY FROM CITGO..."

How do you know? Are you positive the Citgo refinery is not supplying gas to your Mobil, Shell, BP, etc., station? It happens all over the country because you can't have ten refineries in every market.
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BroncoFans
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 6:29:43 AM

I DO NOT BUY FROM CITGO...
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gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 6:09:12 AM

A Chicago Tribune reader asked how to identify gas stations that do not sell fuel made from Venezuelan crude oil. The answer was that it would be about as easy as determining from which pig a slice of bacon came from. I thought that summarized it pretty well.
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Alexandra1973
Veteran Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2008 6:54:03 AM

Our Citgo stations around here have since changed to Marathon.
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abeazar
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2008 6:52:46 AM

I do not buy from Citgo anymore!
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POCONO
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2008 6:09:54 AM

Most or all of Citgo fuels are refined here in the US, by US citizens, our neighbors. The company's HQ is here in Houston, employing our neighbors.
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DI
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2008 12:40:10 AM

wamps comments "chavez is citgo"

Only if you think that Bush is, say, the U.S. Postal Service. That's not a really good analogy since _every_ CITGO station is individually owned — by someone in your neighborhood. CITGO, the company that owns the brand and various refineries, is owned by the Venezuelan oil company, not Chavez.
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wamps
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2008 9:46:40 AM

chavez is citgo
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hjz
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2008 9:23:16 AM

dont buy citco

dont care!
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Carrot top
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2008 7:20:38 PM

none here
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rwise
Veteran Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2008 6:15:58 PM

I won't buy Citgo gas, nor shop at the convenience stores that sell Citgo, nor will I post their prices.
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shop18
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2008 2:51:21 PM

passed a closed Citgo
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ccrb
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 8:19:22 PM

saw citgo stations exclusively on the fla tpke
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shop18
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 7:31:51 PM

citgo seems talked about a lot on here
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jes
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 2:42:15 PM

Where ever it's the cheapest is where I buy it from. If that means Citgo, so be it.
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pepper03
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 7:38:00 AM

I don't buy gas from Citgo.
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Rbl197
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 7:19:17 AM

I don't stop at CITGO stations.
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MonkeyBoy
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 7:09:27 AM

The following numbers may be a few years old due to the $30/barrel reference, but they're likely in the ballpark...

These companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell.......................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco.........144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil..............130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway..117,740,000 barrels
Amoco.....................62,231,000 barrels
Citgo Gas comes from South America, from a Dictator who hates Americans.
Do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (Oil is now $100 a barrel) Some of the Citgo's are being renamed to Petro Plus Here are some large companies that
DO NOT import Middle Eastern oil:

Sunoco................ 0 barrels
Conoco................ 0 barrels
Sinclair................ 0 barrels
BP/Phillips.......... 0 barrels
Hess.................... 0 barrels
ARC0. ................. 0 barrels
Also: Pilot, Flying J, Love's, RaceTrac, Valero
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hjz
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 7:00:20 AM

keep your friends close

But keep your enemy closer
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oilgas
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 12:06:18 AM

Yea this has been beaten around for awhile.
First off Citgo's owner hates us, fine.
Just a few weeks ago the Russians were dissing us. "LUKOIL"
now that leaves OPEC they hate us too. Does it really matter?
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Genghis77
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2008 8:35:14 PM

You might hate Chavez or even Venezuela. But, some of the other countries as well as the investors may be even worse. There really isn't much of any way to escape.
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usgoods
Veteran Author Akron

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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2008 9:09:49 AM

I don't know of any Citgo's left in my area. Most of them switched over to Marathon stations. A year or two ago they were everywhere.
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Carrot top
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 7:31:52 PM

none in this town--closest one is East peoria
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mrhatandcoat
Veteran Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 6:47:19 PM

most of the Citgo stations in Northeast Il are Cheaper in price then anyone else. I don't buy there. with the prices now people will go to the cheap price. Which company is the best to buy from?
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loujerb
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 5:00:40 PM

Never have been to a Citgo station to buy gas.
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becky08
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 4:53:15 PM

i buy gas at wal-mart most of the time..... citgo is out of my way
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 4:33:03 PM

fdp1968 wrote:

>Actually I belive I heard Citgo is pulling out of the US.
>Not 100% on that.

They're cutting back but not (at present) pulling out.

The one Citgo station that I report on is now a Chevron.

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gvan
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 12:03:01 PM

ned23 is correct. You may be boycotting Citgo stations and buying gas at the BP, Shell, Mobil, etc., that got their gas from the Citgo refinery.
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ned23
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 9:14:53 AM


CITGO is now pretty much only a refiner and only sells wholesale gas. You're probably buying CITGO gas at a lot of placces and don't even know it.
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deliverydude
Veteran Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 9:08:13 AM

yep been beat to death but is really a non issue since Citgos are leaving lots of states. ps Chavez doesnt own citgo
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 4:39:03 AM

It all comes down to money and power...Chavez is flexing his Latin ego and blowing off steam like the idiot he is...
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Ozman
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 3:36:32 AM

We will continue to buy Citgo (it's where our accounts are..) it supports American workers - despite Chavez's ranting.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 12:30:16 AM

A - Citgo ownership may be Venezuelan, but the company operates in the United States, and employs approximately 4,000 Americans, your friends, family, and neighbours, probably some of them gasbuddies as well.
B - Citgo supplies approximately 14,000 independent retailers, your friends, family and neighbours, local stations that employ your teenagers saving money for college, local Mom & Pop stations that pay local taxes and contribute to local economies in those 14,000 locations.
C - It has been done to death. I hope you had other motives for joining GasBuddy than to rant about Citgo. We welcome and appreciate contributing members, people who join in the posting of pricing information.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 3/12/2008 1:32:04 AM EST]
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