It’s not the destination,
it’s the journey getting there.
Our journey dates back to 1910 when pioneer oilman Henry L. Doherty created the Cities Service Company. Since then, we’ve demonstrated that we are a vital, enduring force with a promising future.
Cities Service announced a new gasoline brand called CITGO on May 16th, 1965. The airwaves were full of the new “Zoom! Zoom! Cities Service is CITGO Now” campaign and point of purchase at the newly re-branded gas stations proclaimed that CITGO was “A Nice Place to Visit.”
Learn more about the fascinating history behind CITGO... including when our headquarters was on Wall Street and Doherty’s role in getting nighttime lighting for the Statue of Liberty.
Click on each decade in the sidebar for a glimpse of the highlights from both CITGO and the world around us.
Through The Decades