Wednesday, September 27, 2006

7-11 Pulls Plug On Citgo

For those who still aren't aware of this story, Citgo Oil Company is owned by the state of Venezuela. You know, the country that Hugo Chavez rules over.

From Michelle Malkin:

7-Eleven spokesman Margaret Chabris said that, "Regardless of politics, we sympathize with many Americans' concern over derogatory comments about our country and its leadership recently made by Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez."

Chabris said a boycott of Citgo gasoline would hurt the 4,000 employees of the U.S. subsidiary, who have no connection to Venezuela.

7-Eleven had been considering creating its own brand of fuel since at least early last year. Company officials said at the time they had spoken with independent fuel distributors.

See? Infidels can issue Fatwas too.

Keep boycotting Citgo.


Anonymous said...

If 7-Eleven comes up with their own brand of "freedom fuel" I will make a point of patronizing them. If anything is worth a few cents more a gallon, that's it.

Pastorius said...

Yep! I think I'll patronize them just for quitting Citgo.