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The Citgo Petroleum Corporation (or simply Citgo) is a United States-based refiner, marketer and transporter of transportation fuels, petro-chemicals, lubricants and other industrial products.[1]

Citgo started as the Cities Service Oil Company in 1910. In the 1980s PDVSA, the Venezuelan oil company, bought the company. Before 2006, 7-Eleven convenience stores had a 20-year contract with Citgo. That came to an end in autumn 2006.

The name "Citgo" (stylized as CITGO) was first used during the early-to-mid 1960s.

Political donations[change | change source]

According to filings with the United States' Federal Election Commission, Citgo gave US$500,000 towards the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.[2]

Headquarters[change | change source]

Citgo has its headquarters in the Energy Corridor of Houston, Texas. Before 2004, Citgo was headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Exclusive: Russia and Venezuela". Reuters. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  2. "Venezuelan Oil Company Gave Cash to Trump Presidential Inauguration". BBC News. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  3. "Governor, Citgo Exec to Meet to Discuss". Journal Reader. Retrieved November 10, 2018.