Thursday, September 28, 2006
U.S. Consumers Should Boycott Citgo
Citgo Petroleum Corp. is a subsidiary of Venezuela's state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). PDVSA is run by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who called U.S. President George W. Bush "the devil" during a recent speech at the United Nations.
President Chavez may have had the right to say whatever he wanted at the United Nations. American consumers have the right to express their disagreement with President Chavez's remarks by boycotting Citgo gas stations and Citgo petroleum products.
7-Eleven is terminating Citgo as its gasoline supplier. Florida State Representative Adam Hasner has called on the State of Florida to terminate Citgo's contract as the exclusive supplier of gasoline to Florida's state-owned gas stations along the Florida Turnpike.
American consumers who are outraged by President Chavez's intemperate remarks should stop filling their vehicles at Citgo gas stations.