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By From Sun staff and news services | January 8, 2009
Citgo, the Venezuelan government's U.S.-based oil subsidiary, reversed course yesterday and said it will continue shipments of heating oil to poor families in the United States, including in Maryland. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, head of Citizens Energy, the Boston-based nonprofit that distributes the fuel, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez intervened directly. The announcement came two days after Kennedy said Citgo was suspending fuel assistance, with the company noting falling oil prices and the world economic crisis.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | May 12, 2014
Two men charged in the theft of an automated teller machine (ATM) from an Ellicott City CITGO last month have been indicted by a Howard County Grand Jury.  Muyideen Ayinla Nureni, 31, of Hyattsville, and Patric Jamal Frazier, 25, of Washington D.C., were indicted on second-degree burglary, theft, conspiracy and other charges in connection with the April 10 incident. Both have been released on $500,000 bond, according to the indictment handed down on May 7. According to police, officers were dispatched to the CITGO, located in the 8300 block of Baltimore National Pike, at 2 a.m. April 10 for a report of a burglary.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2001
NEW ORLEANS - You could do worse than to have your kid grow up to be a professional bass fisherman. Three anglers have won more than $1 million. Two others will cross that threshold soon. The men who chase fish for a living have sponsors, TV shows, videos and how-to books. Media giant ESPN looked at the potential this year and bought the country's oldest and largest bass organization, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, for a reported $40 million. Yesterday, as 45 anglers gathered to begin the signature event of the season, B.A.S.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 16, 2013
Fire investigators say quick thinking by a neighbor averted what could have been a major fire at a northern Harford County gas station and convenience store Saturday evening. A diesel pump at the Citgo station in the 3900 block of Conowingo Road in Darlington caught fire about 7:25 p.m., according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire was attributed to an "electrical malfunction within the underground wiring" that ignited the handle on the pump and began to spread when it was noticed by customers.
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February 21, 1994
POLICE LOG* Linthicum A burglar who kicked out the bottom window of a garage door Thursday at Wayson's Citgo in the 500 block of Camp Meade Road stole a cash register containing $30.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 28, 2004
Carroll Independent Fuel Co. of Baltimore has paid a $101,894 penalty under a consent agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take required measures to detect and prevent fuel leaks from underground storage tanks at eight of its gas stations in Maryland. The settlement announced yesterday resolves violations in tank inspection, leak detection and control requirements at: Gibson Citgo, 210 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis; Harford Road Mobil, 9205 Harford Road; Pulaski Citgo, 9525 Pulaski Highway; Rockspring Mobil, 1467 Rock Spring Road, Bel Air; Eldersburg Mobil, 1400 Liberty Road; Jarrettsville Citgo, 1755 Jarrettsville Road; Hammonds Ferry Citgo, 722-724 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum; and Taylor Avenue Citgo, 900 E. Taylor Ave., Towson.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,Sun reporter | December 7, 2006
A disabled Baltimore mother became the state's first recipient yesterday of subsidized heating oil through a program backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a fervent critic of U.S. policies who has used his country's oil riches to burnish his image as a populist leader. For the second year in a row, Citgo Petroleum Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, is delivering discounted heating oil to low-income Americans with help from a Boston nonprofit formed by former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. Debra Henderson, 58, of Baltimore's Remington neighborhood is among as many as 15,000 Maryland households eligible to receive more than 3 million gallons of fuel oil at a 40 percent discount.
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By New York Times News Service | March 15, 2007
Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's law firm has lobbied for years on behalf of an oil company controlled by the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, a strident critic of President Bush and American-style capitalism. Bracewell & Giuliani, the Houston-based firm that Giuliani joined as a name partner two years ago, handles lobbying in the Texas Statehouse for Citgo Petroleum Corp. of Houston. Citgo is the American subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, the state-owned oil company that Chavez controls.
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December 18, 2006
How do you accept a gift that's tied with a ribbon of barbed wire? Very gingerly, as demonstrated by Rep. Charles B. Rangel, when faced with the quandary of allowing eligible households in his district to benefit from a subsidized foreign heating-oil project while at the same time scolding the South American president who sanctioned the plan. The New York congressman managed to accomplish both. He stopped short of saying he didn't want his constituents to receive the oil, and he managed to fire off a few well-publicized admonishments toward Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's populist leader, for referring to President Bush as the "devil."
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By ELIZABETH COE and ELIZABETH COE,CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | October 7, 2005
The Great Gas Giveaway Prize Patrol? V-Power Fuel Your Drive Sweepstakes? The Gold Standard Game? You've never heard of them? That's because you live in Maryland, where a law so old that no one can even remember why it was passed prohibits oil companies from running promotional giveaways and prize games that could result in Free Staters getting free gas. Instead, oil company officials said, Marylanders are left with bobble-head dolls or Orioles tickets...
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By From Sun staff and news services | January 8, 2009
Citgo, the Venezuelan government's U.S.-based oil subsidiary, reversed course yesterday and said it will continue shipments of heating oil to poor families in the United States, including in Maryland. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, head of Citizens Energy, the Boston-based nonprofit that distributes the fuel, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez intervened directly. The announcement came two days after Kennedy said Citgo was suspending fuel assistance, with the company noting falling oil prices and the world economic crisis.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,sun reporter | July 16, 2007
Harold Eugene Platt, a financial vice president with the Cities Service (now Citgo) oil company and a World War II Navy veteran, died of complications from a stroke July 9 under hospice care at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 86. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Platt attended schools in Flushing, where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife, Elizabeth Finlay. He graduated from Duke University with a business degree and joined the Navy in 1942. Later he did postgraduate work at Harvard Business School.
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By New York Times News Service | March 15, 2007
Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's law firm has lobbied for years on behalf of an oil company controlled by the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, a strident critic of President Bush and American-style capitalism. Bracewell & Giuliani, the Houston-based firm that Giuliani joined as a name partner two years ago, handles lobbying in the Texas Statehouse for Citgo Petroleum Corp. of Houston. Citgo is the American subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, the state-owned oil company that Chavez controls.
NEWS
December 18, 2006
How do you accept a gift that's tied with a ribbon of barbed wire? Very gingerly, as demonstrated by Rep. Charles B. Rangel, when faced with the quandary of allowing eligible households in his district to benefit from a subsidized foreign heating-oil project while at the same time scolding the South American president who sanctioned the plan. The New York congressman managed to accomplish both. He stopped short of saying he didn't want his constituents to receive the oil, and he managed to fire off a few well-publicized admonishments toward Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's populist leader, for referring to President Bush as the "devil."
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,Sun reporter | December 7, 2006
A disabled Baltimore mother became the state's first recipient yesterday of subsidized heating oil through a program backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a fervent critic of U.S. policies who has used his country's oil riches to burnish his image as a populist leader. For the second year in a row, Citgo Petroleum Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, is delivering discounted heating oil to low-income Americans with help from a Boston nonprofit formed by former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. Debra Henderson, 58, of Baltimore's Remington neighborhood is among as many as 15,000 Maryland households eligible to receive more than 3 million gallons of fuel oil at a 40 percent discount.
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By Maggie Farley and Maggie Farley,Los Angeles Times | September 22, 2006
NEW YORK -- A day after he called President Bush "the devil" from the podium at the United Nations, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stood on the altar of a church in Harlem and presented himself as an angel, offering 100 million gallons of subsidized heating oil to needy Americans. "It makes us feel good to give," he told a crowd of mostly Harlem residents and Latin American immigrants waving Venezuelan flags and chanting his name. The move more than doubles the 40 million gallons in heating oil Chavez donated to eight Northeastern states last year after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated refineries and caused the price of oil to spike.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1998
Once the start flag goes down, powerboat racers feel a need for extreme speed, and legendary driver Reggie Fountain was feeling it extremely yesterday afternoon during the Chesapeake Challenge.Entering the Offshore Class B competition, Fountain's team trailed Citgo Supergard Scarab by 11 points in the overall standings. After the first two laps of racing, Fountain said, he was dialed in and ready to make his move and pass the first-place boat, both in yesterday's race and in the standings.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | May 31, 2006
Standing beside pump No. 8 at a West Baltimore Citgo gas station, a seeming attendant known by some customers as "the gas man" was offering a deal so cheap it could have been a going-out-of business-sale. "He asks you, `You want gas? I will fill you up for $10,'" said Mohammad Mehtabdin, manager of the Citgo at Princess Plaza. "Nobody will complain about that." It may have seemed like a no-brainer for the cash-strapped customers "the gas man" served that day, reeling from sticker shock over high gas prices: With a gallon of regular costing more than $3 in some areas, consumers are happy to get a deal when they find it - and the gas man's deal was a whopper.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | May 31, 2006
Standing beside pump No. 8 at a West Baltimore Citgo gas station, a seeming attendant known by some customers as "the gas man" was offering a deal so cheap it could have been a going-out-of business-sale. "He asks you, `You want gas? I will fill you up for $10,'" said Mohammad Mehtabdin, manager of the Citgo at Princess Plaza. "Nobody will complain about that." It may have seemed like a no-brainer for the cash-strapped customers "the gas man" served that day, reeling from sticker shock over high gas prices: With a gallon of regular costing more than $3 in some areas, consumers are happy to get a deal when they find it - and the gas man's deal was a whopper.
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By ELIZABETH COE and ELIZABETH COE,CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | October 7, 2005
The Great Gas Giveaway Prize Patrol? V-Power Fuel Your Drive Sweepstakes? The Gold Standard Game? You've never heard of them? That's because you live in Maryland, where a law so old that no one can even remember why it was passed prohibits oil companies from running promotional giveaways and prize games that could result in Free Staters getting free gas. Instead, oil company officials said, Marylanders are left with bobble-head dolls or Orioles tickets...
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