The AP is reporting that the 7-Eleven chain is giving Chavez the boot
7-Eleven Inc. is dropping Venezuela-backed 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.
7-Eleven officials said Wednesday that the company's decision was partly motivated by politics...
Citgo Petroleum Corp. is a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela's state-run oil company and 7-Eleven is worried that anti-American comments made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez might prompt motorists to fill-up elsewhere.
"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.
"Certainly Chavez's position and statements over the past year or so didn't tempt us to stay with Citgo," she added.
Oh. Too bad. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
With the price of Oil going down, and fewer markets for their refined goods, perhaps Chavez will have to stop buying massive amounts of weapons and concentrate on making socialism work.
Which is a much tougher task than coming to my town and calling my President names.