KINGSTON, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketer, Warex Terminals Corporation, held two Customer Appreciation Days Aug. 24 - 25 at the Caldor Plaza CITGO station in Kingston, N.Y. More than 2,500 people participated in the weekend's events, which included music, food, and giveaways. The station also offered five cents off each gallon of gas during the festivities, selling nearly 10,000 gallons in one day.

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"We were thrilled to be able to give back to our customers," said Joseph Raineri, director of marketing with Warex Terminals Corp. "There was an overwhelming feeling of goodwill resulting from the discounts, giveaways, food, and guest appearances. I hope the customers felt a sense of how much we appreciate their continued loyalty."

During the two days, nearly 200 applicants also received a $5 CITGO Gift Card and registered for the new CITGO Rewards™ Credit Card, which allows consumers to earn five cents-per-gallon for all fuel purchases at any CITGO station.

Miss New York 2013 and the newly crowned Miss America, Nina Davuluri, made a special appearance at the event on Sunday, Aug. 25. The partnership between CITGO and the Miss New York organization continues to be a valuable relationship that provides customers a unique opportunity to meet positive role models and fuel good in their local communities.

"I enjoyed meeting all of the customers who came out to the Caldor Plaza CITGO station. Being able to give back to local communities like Kingston is the best part of my job," said Davuluri. "Thank you to Warex Terminals Corporation and CITGO for fueling good, for putting on a wonderful event, and for making me feel so welcomed. I'm so glad I could be involved!"                                              

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned CITGO stations.  Local CITGO Marketers and Retailers, such as Caldor Plaza, Warex Terminals Corporation and its parent company, Warren Equities, own and operate nearly 400 locations across New York and are proud to support their neighborhoods through events like Customer Appreciation Days.

Based in Houston, CITGO 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