Low Cost Heating Oil Program
CITGO's Low Cost Heating Oil Program
From our hearts to your hearths
CITGO Petroleum Corporation is distributing heating oil at discounted prices
this winter as part of an initiative aimed at helping poor communities in
areas of the country most affected by cold winters.
The initial program was launched in communities in the Boston area and in
the Bronx, in New York City.
The first phase of the program, in Boston, will offer up to 12 million
gallons of heating oil with discounts from market prices. The value of these
discounts is nearly $10 million at current market prices. This initiative
has been made possible with the full support of CITGO's parent company,
Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the state oil company of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
In New York, CITGO is providing up to 8 million gallons of discounted
heating oil, which will mean savings in the millions of dollars.
In Maine, CITGO will provide 8 million gallons of heating oil at 40 percent
discount to low -income families. This aid is also assisting homeless
shelters and four Native American Tribes.
In Rhode Island, CITGO will provide 3.3 million gallons of discounted home
heating oil to low-income families, homeless shelters and community clinics.
In Pennsylvania, CITGO is providing 5 million gallons of heating oil at 40
percent discount that will benefit as many as 25,000 low-income families in
the Philadelphia region.
In Vermont, CITGO is providing 2.4 million gallons of Venezuelan oil to
low-income Vermonters at a 40 percent discount, with an additional 108,000
gallons going to homeless shelters for free.
In Delaware, CITGO will distribute 1 million gallons of heating oil to
low-income residents at a 40 percent discount; this will benefit about 5,000
low-income households in Delaware. Twenty homeless shelters will receive
150,000 gallons of free heating fuel.
"With this initiative, CITGO is showing its commitment to the U.S.
marketplace and to communities where we have a presence," said CITGO
President and CEO Félix Rodríguez. "As good corporate citizens, we are
making an effort to help those in need."
How to participate
If you would like more information about CITGO's low-cost heating oil
programs, please contact one of the non-profit organizations listed below
for your area:
Boston: contact Citizens Energy Corporation at 877-563-4645 or the
Massachusetts Energy Consumer's Alliance at 617-524-3950.
The Bronx: To become a beneficiary, please email your name, telephone number
and request to:
firstname.lastname@example.org You will be
contacted by a representative of the program.
Delaware: Contact Citizens Energy Corporation at 877-563-4645.
Maine: Contact your local Community Action Program (CAP) agency:
ACAP - (207) 768-3053 www.acap-me.org
CED - (207) 442-7963
CCI - (207) 743-7716 www.community-concepts.org
KVCAP - (207) 859-1500 www.kvcap.org
PCAP - (207) 973-3630 www.penquiscap.org
PROP - (207) 874-1140 www.propeople.org
WCAP - (207) 338-6809 www.wccsa.org
WHCA - (207) 664-2424 www.whcacap.org
WMCA - (207) 645-3764 www.wmca.org
YCCAP - (207) 324-5762 www.yccac.org
Pennsylvania: Contact Citizens Energy Corporation at 877-563-4645.
Rhode Island: Contact Citizens Energy Corporation at 877-563-4645.
Vermont: Contact Citizens Energy Corporation at 877-563-4645.
Exploratory talks: CITGO is also holding exploratory talks in the state of
Connecticut for a possible expansion of the program.