Fill ‘er up at your neighborhood Citgo, and suddenly you’re funding Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and other terrorist organizations – that’s the allegation, anyway, in a federal lawsuit against the Venezuelan-owned oil company.
Click here to read the lawsuit, which claims Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez uses Citgo’s profits against us.
Citgo has yet to respond to the claims. And frankly, anti-Citgo sentiments haven’t caught on. It’s not like the gasoline we buy from other stations comes from friendly nations, either.
Meanwhile, Citgo’s latest advertising campaign profiles several of the independent owners and operators of its 7,000 stations – all local business people supporting their communities.
Citgo has also been a generous contributor to United Way and even Jerry’s kids. It gives away 100 million barrels of heating oil in the winter to needly families and social service providers. And it recently gave an island to the state of New Jersey.
Click here to read my column on Citgo.
(PHOTOS: From Citgo’s web site.)