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Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 9:58:06 AM

Boycotts do work.! In Danville, Il. a Citgo station was forced to close when we boycotted it when Chavez trashed our President before the UN.!! Citgo gets its gas from Venezuela.
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Champion Author Lexington

Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:22:36 AM

Boycotts do not work!
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Champion Author Ontario

Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:14:07 PM

government owned
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Rookie Author Washington

Joined:Apr 2014
Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 12:51:43 AM

GREAT POINT!!! I used to think the same thing as Tommuguns45 but I now see your viewpoint and agree, 4000 US employees and countless other station attendants are more important than one country getting some of our money.
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 4:41:27 PM

All that means, if it even did happen, is you closed one isolated gas station. You didn't affect the price of gas downward, and the only thing accomplished was closing a single gas station and giving the other gas stations less competition, meaning that there's less incentive to keep prices lower.

That said, many different oil companies buy crude oil from Venezuela, so even Americans who shun CITGO brand gasoline have no guarantee that they aren't still sending their money to that country. And although Citgo may be owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, it is a formerly American company which is still headquartered in the U.S. (in Houston, Texas), employs 4,000 people, and supplies 14,000 independent retailers with gasoline and other petroleum products — Americans with no substantive connection to Venezuela who would be economically harmed by such an action.

Sorry, but what's the point of the original post other than to say you can put an isolated and single gas station in a community out of business if there's a concentrated effort. If it even happened.
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