Friday, February 09, 2007

Terror-Free Oil

I never buy gas at Citgo stations because of the money going largely to the Venezuelan government and Chavez. Up until now that was the extent of my politically-based decision making in regards to oil and gas purchases. There is a better alternative: Terror-Free Oil. Somebody had the bright idea of starting a gas station that sells only oil purchased from non-terrorist-supporting/non-Middle East states, and advertising the status of that gasoline as a marketing ploy. They also provide a percentage of the station's profits to anti-terrorism efforts and have a green/alternative agenda, supported from the profits. I got the info from a Reason article by Katherine Mangu-Ward.

The only Terror-Free gas station available now is in Omaha, Nebraska. If I could find one where I live, I would buy my gas there. If I could swing the money to invest in a new franchise, I'd do so, as well. In the meantime, check out the website for info on which gas stations buy oil from terror-supporting states and from the Middle East, and which do not. It might help you make an informed decision. I really love this idea! I hope the idea works and catches on!

6 comments:

Hawkeye® said...

Hey Beerme! Good to hear from ya. I've been hearing the buzz about this venture for a few days now. Sounds like a GREAT idea. If it really took off, I bet the liberals like Cindy Sheehan would start doing ads in support of Citgo... sheesh!

(:D) Best Regards...

Beerme said...

Yeah, Cindy loves Chachi...er, Hugo...

mig said...

I get smudge satisfaction driving past a once thriving Citgo that now barely does any business. I hope it continues.

mig said...

Well, it could've been smudge. I can be smug too. I could also be sitting here one day holding the winning Lottery Ticket. Then who'ld be smudged? Um, smugged. uh.
Down With Citgo!

Beerme said...

Mig,

I knew what you meant, anyway!
Just try to be a smudge more specific, next time, eh? er, smidge, midge, er...

Down with Citgo!

Maggie said...

I was smugged once in a parking lot.They didn't get much but I was bruised and smudged .