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joeboxerTN

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2011 9:30:02 PM

If you decide to boycott one brand of gasoline which one would that be? My choice would be Citgo because of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
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jenksjr
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 2:13:38 PM

I agree with Mikeyl. Look for the lowest price and patronize the stations that have the lowest price. The others will get the message or sell less gasoline.

If you think "Big Oil" is making too much money then stop using petroleum products. But, that would mean you would virtually have to stop shopping at any store. For all products are either derived from or transported by petroleum products.

So, lets forget all this boycott stuff and move on to something more useful. Like, posting more prices!
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 6:53:12 AM

I boycott gas stations all the time... I choose the one with the lowest gas price in the area I am traveling in to fill up.

So, I choose not to fill up at higher-priced stations.

Is that not what we are all on GasBuddy for???

Boycotts do not work. You have to USE less gas to make a difference. Until we are willing to stop driving so much, share rides to work or the store, walk somewhere or ride a bike, make our kids use the bus to get to school, or the public transit ourselves to get to work, nothing will change.
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DVader1138
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 1:12:22 PM

Just curious, other than the fact that they're a british company, why does everyone hate bP so much? Is it because equipment they leased from someone else malfuntioned? Do you choose to hate them more than Exxon/Mobil because more time has passed since the Exxon Valdez spilled all of that oil of the coast of Alaska?
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 8:21:58 AM

Speedway, in my area they are the first raise rates, when surrounding cites haven't
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SmokyMark
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 10:13:38 PM

I avoid all the majors if I can. I use FasGas (Parkland Oil), or UFA... We are soon getting CEntex, and I will check them out.

BTW, Mom'sNo1Taxi, Petro-Canada was sold to Suncor (aka Sunoco) a few years back. they only continue it as a separate brand to avoid anti-trust laws.
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bboywu123
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 8:11:14 AM

It would definitely be BP and Exxon/Mobil
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leo3614
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 1:25:15 PM

Mobil and possibly Exxon
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LostOnNet
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:43:20 AM

Citgo & Lukoil
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superman1AZ
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 1:39:52 PM

shell, they use a lot of foreign oil.
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58Harley
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 2:55:17 PM

Exxon
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JKazakus
Sophomore Author Indiana

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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 9:22:56 AM

speedway and their poison coffee
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Houckster
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 7:25:01 AM

BP and Exxon/Mobil are at the top of my boycott list. I will buy their gas only if there's no other alternative.

RaceTrac and Speedway are also near the top because they sell generic gasoline that has insufficient detergency to protect engines, especially those with direct injection.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 12:48:17 AM

spotterFL says: "My vote: Citgo/aka Petro Express.
The name change to Petro Express was an attempt to fool the people boycotting "Citgo" into thinking it was no longer owned by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez."

Man, how long do these ignorant stories last?
We showed a LONG time ago, in 2006 as a matter of fact, that Petro Express was not owned by CITGO, ever! And by the way, Hugo Chavez never owned CITGO, it was the Venezuelan national oil company that was the parent of the US-BASED CITGO. Thinking Chavez owned PetrĂ³leos de Venezuela is stupid, it is like thinking he owned Venezuela!
Now as for the stupid assertion that CITGO owned Petro Express, time to be educated!
Petro Express is a privately-owned chain of convenience stores. It is owned by The Pantry, out of Sanford, North Carolina! They WERE RETAILERS of CITGO gasoline, just like thousands of other stations in the US that are not owned by PDVDSA.
Enough of this nonsense, get educated and post truth, not old myths.
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Becky_Gelke
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Message Posted: May 22, 2014 10:54:59 PM

I would much rather push my car with a bone dry tank than to drive into Speedway and buy gas. They have earned their nickname GREEDway.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: May 22, 2014 3:31:51 AM

speedway
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 5:49:47 PM

Citgo and BP! Parasites and then they overcharge!!!:(
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momsno1_taxi
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 12:11:21 PM

Petro Canada,
Once owned by our greedy government.

[Edited by: momsno1_taxi at 5/4/2014 3:12:13 PM EST]
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stopforgas
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 6:35:24 AM

Exxon
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 5:38:05 PM

Exxon Mobile, we don't have Citgo anymore in my area but I used to go to them to support Venezuela who gave oil to this country for its poor.
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spotterFL
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 5:28:29 AM


My vote: Citgo/aka Petro Express.

The name change to Petro Express was an attempt to fool the people boycotting "Citgo" into thinking it was no longer owned by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

In most cases, the gas sold at these stations was usually a couple of cents below all the other stations. HOWEVER, since Hugo Chavez has died, that is no longer the case. It seems that the Citgo's around here are now higher priced than the regular stations.

Go figure!

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jdhelm
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 4:00:55 AM

boycott DX
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gman32MI
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:56:33 PM

k
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biza4u
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 3:51:48 PM

Citgo
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thekatd
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 3:21:07 AM

I do not use Citgo.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:49:48 PM

I boycot Exxon (using a drunken captain to transport) and BP( Southern coast).
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Jcookster74
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 4:20:58 PM

76 or Mobil.
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:51:35 PM

Citgo.
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 8:31:06 AM

Citgo
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Shadowdancer123
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 10:12:41 AM

Probably Kroger, since they seem to be the first to jump the price up.
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bbt83221
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 9:33:45 PM

boycott the highest cost stations in town.
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borsht
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:53:31 AM

Let's boycott the politicians that support ethanol in gasoline!
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Dawn0410
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 6:41:37 PM

I'd say McClure's in Marion, Indiana.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 10:05:33 AM

I am with JD. Boycott smelly gas.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 6:04:44 AM

smelly gas
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 9:25:19 PM

the highest priced one in my town

exxon
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papou
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 7:07:57 AM

Petro Express/aka Citgo
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PlanoPumper411
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 2:47:22 PM

Well, my base gut reaction would be to boycott Citgo, as many others here have mentioned, since it is owned by the nationalized oil company of Venezuela, former led by the late Hugo Chavez, loudmouth anti-American communist. Also, any gas produced from oil shipped from Saudi Arabia, Iran, and various other nations supporting Islamo-Fascism and global terrorism. Unfortunately, the oil market is so commoditized, it doesn't matter who you buy from... the selling price remains the same for the sellers. So when you boycott ex. Citgo, you aren't really hurting Hugo Chavez (especially not in the afterlife) or the Venezuelan national oil company, you are simply hurting some local businessman who was naive enough to brand his business as a Citgo station.

I suppose the best thing you can do is to reduce your overall personal petroleum consumption, and vote for politicians who encourage more domestic energy production. Although there are obvious downsides to ethanol, for example... not really a fan of that either.
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davidandclara
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 1:26:04 PM

Exxon.
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jawehr
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 6:09:52 AM

ALL Ethanol Gas. ALL!!!
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 7:33:20 PM

all
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drillbabydrill2012
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 6:04:23 AM

Citgo
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pathvet
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2014 10:57:39 AM

hard to choose as they are all doing the same sorts of "tricks". I have stopped using Arco due to credit card considerations. I try to use stations that only have one price for a grade.
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Cap0007
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 6:41:11 AM

exxon
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GamePlayer420
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 3:19:38 PM

Exxon - making profit at our expense, not counting how they got away with ruining Alaska wildlife! Also, BP for ruining the Gulf.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 7:22:12 AM

Exxon because they already make 8-10 billion a quarter. They don't need my money!
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 10:06:52 PM

I don't buy gas from any of them. I burn oil.
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 8:26:17 PM

Citgo as well
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gene53
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 5:35:57 AM

Boycott all the fuel that comes from overseas. Stop supporting the Arabs.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 2:11:11 PM

BP, if the queen can't pay to clean up their mess this is the last place I would buy from.
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reeneedan
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 8:39:47 AM

All brands
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