CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program
The CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program, in partnership with Citizens Program Corporation, began in 2005 in response to decreased oil supply resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Dwindling oil supply led to steep increases in fuel costs, which affected some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the United States. At the time, the tightening of available resources through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) placed additional burdens on family budgets. With the pivotal support of its shareholder, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), CITGO was the only oil company to respond to the crisis. Since the program’s inception, the amount of heating oil distributed in conjunction with participating states has more than doubled, and now includes assistance for residents in low-income households, apartment buildings, tribal communities and homeless shelters.
For more information, please visit http://www.citgoheatingoil.com/index.html or http://www.citgo.com/SocialResponsibility/Energy/HeatingOil.jsp.