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Post by ElfDude » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:44 pm

From Al-AP today:
Convenience store operator 7-Eleven Inc. is dropping Venezuela-backed Citgo as its gasoline supplier at more than 2,100 locations and switching to its own brand of fuel.

The retailer said Wednesday it will purchase fuel from several distributors, including Tower Energy Group of Torrance, Calif., Sinclair Oil of Salt Lake City, and Houston-based Frontier Oil Corp.

A spokeswoman for Dallas-based 7-Eleven said its 20-year contract with Citgo Petroleum Corp. ends next week. About 2,100 of 7-Eleven's 5,300 U.S. stores sell gasoline.

Citgo is a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, and the foreign parent became a public-relations issue for 7- Eleven because of comments by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Chavez has called President George W. Bush the devil and an alcoholic. The U.S. government has warned that Chavez is a destabilizing force in Latin America.

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.
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:06 pm

How many Citgo employees do we have here in the States? Any idea?
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Post by ElfDude » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:23 pm

From their website:
CITGO is proud to be a leading manufacturer of high-quality transportation fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals. Our Lake Charles complex, strategically located on the banks of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, encompasses 2,000 acres and includes both the CITGO Refinery and Lake Charles Lubricants & Wax Plant. Together, the two facilities employ about 1,252 regular, full-time employees.
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Post by D'Anconia » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:28 pm

Way to go 7-11!
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:34 pm

Thanks, Matt.

So, not that any job is a good job to lose, but there wouldn't be a ton of people to lose jobs if a boycott of Citgo were to occur and cause problems for them.
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:21 am

7-11 are just as bad a bunch of wankers as Chavez, though.

Oh, and if 2000 pounds is a ton, that makes only about 15 people. 1,252 people make about 187800 lbs., or about 94 tons. :-D

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Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:27 am

awip2062 wrote:How many Citgo employees do we have here in the States? Any idea?
SCADS of 'em.....that's the downside.
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Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:31 am

It's ironic that Chavez got to speak his mind at the UN, while his people are muzzled in censorship....a double standard? you betcha.
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Post by ElfDude » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:47 am

Big Blue Owl wrote:7-11 are just as bad a bunch of wankers as Chavez, though.

Oh, and if 2000 pounds is a ton, that makes only about 15 people. 1,252 people make about 187800 lbs., or about 94 tons. :-D
Maybe they employ really skinny people?
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:10 am

Not many skinny people in the U.S.
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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:31 am

Now THAT'S GREAT NEWS! :headbang:

wouldja pleeeze pass the jelly!
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Post by ElfDude » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:25 am

Big Blue Owl wrote:Not many skinny people in the U.S.
Hey! I represent that remark!
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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:32 am

ElfDude wrote:
Big Blue Owl wrote:Not many skinny people in the U.S.
Hey! I represent that remark!
that's GREAT NEWS ELFIE! ME TOO! let's eat.
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:29 am

*quadruples her batch of fry bread*
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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:17 pm

awip2062 wrote:*quadruples her batch of fry bread*
*catches a whiff of that oh-so-yummy fry bread*

that's GREAT NEWS t !!!!

yessiree.....I AM A FAT AMERICAN.

some people talk, and some people EAT.

*hey t....where's y'alls' fry bread? om...smack smack....om....gulp*

call me anything ya want....just don't call me late for dinner. lol

don't criticize me, I eat my veggies....right on top of a BIG FAT BAMBI-BURGER.

and always remember: Fat equals FLAVOR. OWWWW!!! :headbang:
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