DEARBORN, Mich., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- May 3 through May 7, local CITGO Marketer Bazco Oil Company celebrated the grand opening of its newest CITGO location in Dearborn, Mich. by raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. To celebrate, the company offered discounts of 20 cents per gallon on gasoline and on May 3 ten cents from each gallon of fuel sold went to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The event also marked more than 25 years of Bazco Oil serving communities in Michigan and Ohio.

"As we continue to expand our network, we wanted to give back to the customers who visit our stores regularly and also give back to our community and the causes that are close to our hearts," said Waleid Elhady, sales and marketing executive at Bazco Oil. "Our grand opening was the perfect opportunity to do both. Some of our team members will be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in June, so this was a way to launch their campaign and launch our new location."

Along with CITGO Fueling Good ambassadors Adam and Diego, hundreds of residents came out to enjoy the grand opening festivities on May 3. As part of the event, customers also had the chance to register to win CITGO Gift Cards and enjoy discounts on food and drink. 

Founded in 1988, Bazco Oil Company's mission is to engage in sustainable practices and anticipate the needs of the community to create loyal, satisfied customers. The company operates and supplies gas stations across Michigan and Ohio, including nine CITGO locations in Michigan with the new station in Dearborn. For more information, visit

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Michigan, including Bazco Oil, own and operate 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit

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