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    CITGO Awards Latest Fueling Good Prize

    Mobile literacy program wins year's supply of gas for helping to improve reading standards.

    TAMPA, Fla. -- CITGO Petroleum Corp.'s latest winner of a year's supply of fuel in its Fueling Good program is Jennifer Frances, the founder of Bess the Book Bus.

    Based in Tampa, Fla., Bess the Book Bus is a mobile literacy program that provides free books and reading programs to underprivileged children across the community. The program introduces children to the magic of reading and helps improve literacy levels. With the support of CITGO, Bess the Book Bus will be able to fuel up for the entire year to reach even more children.

    "The year's supply of gas from CITGO will mean that Bess the Book Bus can reach more children in more communities across Florida and beyond," Frances said. "It's great to have support from CITGO, and I hope that I can inspire more people to help a child simply by reading a story."

    Launched in June 2009, CITGO's Fueling Good program is designed to recognize and reward the efforts of people across the country who go above and beyond to provide a positive impact on the lives of others. Based on the underlying principals of solidarity and social development held by CITGO and its shareholder, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Fueling Good contest invites local heroes to submit their stories of doing good in their communities.

    From July through November, five finalists will be selected from the entries for a monthly online vote, which will help decide the winner of a year's supply of fuel from CITGO. Four other Fueling Good finalists this month received a $50 CITGO gift card.

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