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    CITGO Participates in Boston's Earth Hour

    Oil company turned off all non-essential lights for an hour as part of Saturday's event.

    BOSTON -- CITGO Petroleum Corp. joined more than 70 local businesses, government agencies, universities, colleges, hotels and museums, as well as hundreds of residents and small businesses, in turning off all non-essential lights to participate in Earth Hour here.

    The event took place Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Boston joined another 2,848 cities, towns and municipalities in 84 countries also taking part in the effort.

    With this action, CITGO said it reaffirmed its commitment to environmental protection as one of the company's core values, in alignment with its principles supporting the efficient use of energy resources, which are endorsed by its parent company, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    Based in Houston CITGO is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.

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