CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program

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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.

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2013 CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program to Donate More than 600,000 CFL Bulbs to Benefit Low-Income Families
HOUSTON, Aug. 27, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Linden House in Chicago, CITGO Petroleum Corporation President and CEO Nelson P. Martinez was joined by 4th District Illinois State Representative Cynthia Soto to launch the fourth edition of the CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP), which will provide 625,000 compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to families...
Aug 27, 2013 4:30 PM ET
Eighth Annual CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program to Help More Than 100,000 Families Stay Warm This Winter
Photo Caption: Mr. Alejandro Granado, President and CEO of CITGO, teams up with Mr. Joe Kennedy, Chairman of Citizens Energy Corporation, to keep families warm through the launch of the 8th edition of the CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program.  
Jan 31, 2013 3:30 PM ET