7-11 Says adios to Citgo and Hugo Chavez … Revenge of the Slurpee


In the wake of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s derogatory comments toward President7-11 George W. Bush, 7–11 tells Citgo to hit the road. Citgo Petroleum Corp is a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Obviously 7–11 feared the negativity and a backlash due to the irresponsible and childish comments of Chavez. So Hugo, before you are kicked to the curb, how about one last slurpee for the road?

DALLAS – 7-Eleven Inc. dropped Venezuela-owned Citgo as its gasoline supplier after more than 20 years as part of a previously announced plan by the convenience store operator to launch its own brand of fuel.  ”Regardless of politics, we sympathize with many Americans’ concern over derogatory comments about our country and its leadership recently made by Venezuela’s president,” said 7-Eleven spokeswoman Margaret Chabris.7-11slurpee “Certainly Chavez’s position and statements over the past year or so didn’t tempt us to stay with Citgo,” she added.

Instead, 7-Eleven, which sells gasoline at 2,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores, will now purchase fuel from several distributors, including Tower Energy Group of Torrance, Calif., Sinclair Oil of Salt Lake City, and Houston-based Frontier Oil Corp. (AP via Yahoo News)

Looks like Debbie Schlussel is giving 7–11, a 21 Slurpee salute … Slurp It: 7-Eleven Dumps Chavez’s CITGO. We certainly agree.

More on the mounting Citgo boycott from The Dread Pundit Bluto … “Citgo Boycott Gaining Strength” and from Rusty at My Pet Jawa “Nonetheless, not buying gas with the Citgo brand on it is seen as an important symbolic gesture by many Americans.”

Although 7–11 denies that the move is tied to Chavez’s comments, the timing of the action certainly gives the appearance.

Posted September 27, 2006 by
Business, Energy, Fun, World | 6 comments

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s Cancer is Most Likely Terminal
  • Daily Commentary – Monday, October 1, 2012 – Hugo Chavez Himself Running For Re-election Makes Presidential Pick
  • Does Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have his Eye on Aruba? Talk about bad for their Economy
  • Massive Rally in Venezuela for Hugo Chavez opponent, Presidential Candidate Manuel Rosales
  • Venezuela President Hugo Chavez … Call him Mr. Democracy … Hugo the Concerned

  • Comments

    6 Responses to “7-11 Says adios to Citgo and Hugo Chavez … Revenge of the Slurpee”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on September 28th, 2006 8:50 am

      Finally whether they want to say it has to do with Hugeo or not, let Hugeo find out what happens when you open you big pie hole and spew your nonsense.

      Wow Hugio, what you gonna do when no one buys your oil?
      Keep giving your oil away then how you gonna feed you country. That’s self destruction, Wow, is that bad?

    2. kay zee ess on September 28th, 2006 10:24 am

      An unusually fresh and honest response to offensive behavior rather than the numbing silence that we have previously heard from BOTH sides of the political fence.

      It is refreshing to see that, albeit rare, there are things and principles more valuable than money.

      Kudos to 7-11 for blazing the trail so few have trekked in this day and age.

    3. dennisintn on September 28th, 2006 11:18 am

      wow, why can’t we have honesty like the 7-ll spokesman just demonstrated from our own politicians? that kind of statement is so rare and precious it should be enshrined and studied and passed on as an example of what we should expect every single day instead of the way it is now.

    4. Miss-Underestimated on September 28th, 2006 11:30 am

      Go buy two slurpies today, show your support

    5. mamacita on September 28th, 2006 1:58 pm

      At least Citgo didn’t dump 100 million gallons of oil on our coast or use perforated pipelines across our country.

    6. beltran marin on January 12th, 2007 12:56 pm

      Comments from “dennisintn” and “mamacita” show the hi sense of honesty and love for your own country and human kindness. I ‘m not live in the USA, English is a foreign language to me, but trust me, world is changing, Hugo Chavez is more than an ordinary either south or NORT American president, and he has gave his own life in order to find a way, moreover he shows us the right way to a decent future to our children.
      There is an international campaign against Hugo Chavez, the all South Americans (and some of the USA citizens) beloved leader, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, homeland of Simon Bolivar, our spiritual leader, all human kindness hero, and his flame now is keeping by Chavez to liberate the world…
      So you don’t trust of media, ask to the ordinary people, and chat with them, we are millions world wide, be honest, be human, and give love.

    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It