7-11 Inc is getting rid of Citgo, their gasoline supplier for the past 20 years, because of Chavez calling Bush the “diablo” at the UN meeting. I know Chavez is not exactly an angel, but neither is our President, so..who is worse? I dont know.
You see, Citgo is the subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-run oil company, and 7-11 has gotten their gasoline exclusively from them for 20 years. But now, 7-11 is getting rid of them as they are worried that Americans might get their gas elsewhere because of Chavez’s statements.
I have news for them….not too many people knew that A. 7-11 uses Citgo gas or B. the gas came from Venezuela. Seriously. How many people knew that? I didnt…unless I see a big CITGO sign. But I do now!!! I have a few words of advice for 7-11…you probably shouldnt make a big deal out of something that most people dont care about, you are only hurting yourself. I understand you can get your gas from somewhere else, but no one even noticed the Chavez/Venezuela/7-11 link. Releasing this info was kind of dumb.
More: Sign On San Diego and Forbes