On the CITGO ‘Boycott’

I stole myself from Ken’s comment section. (Yes, I’m the one with no…ahem…reproductive appendage for a reason.)

I’m not driving an extra 10 miles to buy non-CITGO gas. Sorry. CITGO’s a fact of life here on the Gulf Coast, even to the point of being the supplier for ALL our local Naval installations’ petrol stations. The Tom Thumbs that are two to every corner here carry CITGO as their branded gas, but are OWNED by Kroger Supermarkets ~ a VERY American chain. And, while it was convenient for 7-11 to drop CITGO, the fact of the matter is that most of these firms are signed into decades long contracts (a la the Navy (signed 1989 I believe) and have no such opportunity to be nimble.
7-11’s contract was EXPIRING and they chose not to renew. Big difference.
Therefore the only people you are hurting by boycotting is the folks who work in the Quick Marts attached to CITGO pumps and it’s not like most of them would be working in computer sciences if only they didn’t LOVE the Quick Mart life so much.
So no.

5 Responses to “On the CITGO ‘Boycott’”

  1. Question for y’all

    My friend Julie is looking for opinions on a potential boycott of Citgo. The Evil Oil Conglomerate and Earth Killer? is backed by Venezuela, home of Friend of the Little People? and part-time Communist dictator and petty tyrant, Hugo “The…

  2. Overall, isn’t it just more adventageous for everyone to buy gasoline at the stations with lower prices thereby forcing the higher-priced stations to adjust to demand?

    On the other hand, I don’t foresee having difficulty boycotting this consumer product.

  3. Back S L O W L Y off the Hoff, PT.
    I don’t want to have to hurt you.

  4. [backing away from screen]

    I hear you, but… . .what exactly is a clothing range? Is it like free range clothing? Cotton grown w/o pesticides or GMO? And will it be launchable? Maybe, projectile clothing?

    The headline does say he thinks of everything.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    “Clothing range” means HuffenDork wears his new clothing while standing by the 300 meter target on the local shooting range with a radio. To coach you while zeroing your weapon.

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