RICHMOND, Va., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketer Little Oil Company are teaming up to give back to the local Richmond community this summer with a series of "Fueling Good Customer Appreciation Days." The kick-off event will take place on Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sandstone Market at 2930 Radford Road in Christiansburg, Va. The market will offer free pizza and prize giveaways from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Little Oil and Sandstone Market will also give back to the community in another way by conducting a canned food drive during the customer event, which will benefit local charitable organizations. In addition, each person who completes a CITGO Rewards™ credit card application during the events will receive a $5 CITGO Gift Card.

"Sandstone Market wanted to find a way to thank its loyal customers and give something back to those who do so much," said Joel Justis, brand manager of Little Oil Company. "We've been serving this community for more than 90 years, and we've seen generations of customers coming to the stores we supply. We want them to feel like family."

Three other Little Oil Company locations will hold similar "Fueling Good Customer Appreciation Days" in July and August:

  • Tuesday, July 23 – Turbo Food Mart, 4101 A Plantation Rd., Roanoke, Va.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 – RT's Shop And Save, 7237 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg, Va.
  • Friday, Aug. 9 – Salem & Sons # 13, 3492 Brookneal Hwy, Gladys, Va.

Little Oil Company has been proudly serving customers with petroleum products since 1921. The company now sells gasoline and diesel fuel to more than 100 convenience stores and commercial customers throughout Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland, like Little Oil Company, own and operate nearly 900 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO locations, visit

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit