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 Post subject: CITGO TO STOP SELLING GAS AT U.S. STATIONS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:00 pm 
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:shock: HOW'D WE MISS THIS REPORT? It's the first I've heard of it.

Citgo to stop selling gas at U.S. stations


The Associated Press/CARACAS, Venezuela
By NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON - AP Business Writer

JUL. 12 4:50 P.M. ET Venezuela-owned Citgo Petroleum Corp. has decided to stop distributing gasoline to some 1,800 independently owned stations in the United States following calls by President Hugo Chavez to nix contracts that benefit U.S. consumers more than Venezuelans.

The Citgo brand will disappear entirely from 10 states and be less common in four additional states by March 2007, when the change goes into affect, Citgo spokesman Fernando Garay said Wednesday.

The move will allow Citgo, which is wholly owned by Venezuela's state oil company, to shed a lackluster segment of its business while forcing the owners of those stations to find other suppliers.

Chavez has long claimed that parts of Citgo's business produce losses for Venezuela and constitute a subsidy for the U.S. economy.

Venezuela is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and the U.S. is its top buyer. The United States relied on Venezuela for about 11 percent of its oil supply in 2005.

AP Business writer Brad Foss in Washington contributed to this report.

Copyright 2006, by The Associated Press.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financia ... %26chan=db


The gas station less than a mile from my home sells CITGO, and I always fill up there, even though it's a bit higher. This makes me sad because I felt that I was doing something to thumb my nose at the big oil companies that get their gas from the ME.

BUT, I understand Chavez's reasons for doing this....

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Add another target for not bowing to the Us of Israel.

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OH NO! I always buy my gas at Citgo. It was my middle finger at the global oil cartel and the Bush administration.

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Well now there is a coalition of second and third world countries that can not compete against the military super power that the neo cons have taken control of. It should not surprise anyone that our finance would be attacked it is our weakness. I would not be surprised if OPEC turned off the spigot or manipulated the price.
This psychotic administration has turned the world against us.

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BUMP (this ties in with the 7-11 story that claims they are chosing to stop using Citgo)...kinda looks unlikely.


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from another thread..
http://tvnewslies.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=20841#20841

Citgo response today:
http://www.csnews.com/csn/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003188305
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CITGO stated that the decision to end contracts with 7-Eleven was made long before Chavez's comments against the U.S. "We announced it with a news conference in Venezuela, back in July," Rodriguez said.

The convenience chain's former CEO Jim Keyes told shareholders in April that the retailer was considering going unbranded. 7-Eleven originally announced plans to switch oil suppliers in August when CITGO announced that it would cut 14 percent of its 13,000 service-station network across 10 states.


etc..etc...

this decision had to be months or years in the making. it's abig move for a company like southland.

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The Full-on Oil War of 2007 ...continued.

A Collaborator Countdown:
The 4 Horseman of the Oil Apocalypse

There's a good chance you'd never heard of Sheik Hassan Nasrallah. But his stock is soaring in the world of Islam.

Hassan Nasrallah heads up Hezbollah, the known terrorist organization that dominates the southern half of Lebanon. And that just took on Israel with shoulder rockets.

Nine years ago, Nasrallah's son was killed in a battle with Israelis. He's angry to the core. He's also very powerful.

And here's where it gets complicated.

See, Lebanon isn't a major oil power. In the late 1960s, it was known as the "Switzerland of the Middle East." Modern. Moderate. Beirut was a playground for the rich, a beach town dotted with discos and exclusive hotels.

Very different from what you see today.

And a large and very driven group of Muslims want to keep it that way. For 16 years, in fact, they fought civil war with Christians and others in their country. It got so rough Syria stepped in to end it.

When Rafik Hariri, a self-made billionaire, became prime minister and tried to rebuild Lebanon into a modern state all over again... this activist group of Muslims did what any voter would do. On Feb. 14, 2005... they blew up his car with 1,000 kg of TNT.

http://www.isecureonline.com/Reports/OST/EOSTGA17/

It is difficult to realize what is real!!!!!! Good Luck,

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