NASHVILLE, Ill., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketers in Southern Illinois and Indiana and CITGO Petroleum Corporation are celebrating loyal customers with the Club CITGO Free Gas Giveaway sweepstakes, which gives consumers a chance to enjoy special offers and prizes at 50 select CITGO locations. Paul Barczewski was selected as the first grand prize winner. He will be presented with $2,500 in CITGO Gift Cards on July 10 at the Knapp CITGO station located at 17970 Mockingbird Rd. in Nashville, Ill., where his company also happens to provide lawn care services.

"We love giving back to the community members who support our business. We depend on their support and it is great to give back to them," said Nick Knapp, retail sales manager at Knapp Oil Company, Inc. "We are so pleased to present Paul with his prize. Many of our customers have downloaded the Club CITGO mobile application and we are excited to reward those who visit our stores regularly with deals and special prizes. Plus, we know that our Knapp CITGO locations are a great place to get the fuel and refreshments people need this summer."

As part of the Club CITGO Free Gas Giveaway sweepstakes, participants are automatically entered for a chance to win $2,500 in CITGO Gift Cards when they download the free mobile app. Additional entries are awarded to customers who "check-in" at their local CITGO station and share the app with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email. Two more randomly selected grand prize winners will be chosen between now and September 30. In addition, customers who download the app will instantly receive access to great deals and offers at participating CITGO locations.  

Currently the sweepstakes is open only to residents of Southern Illinois and Indiana. For full sweepstakes rules visit

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned stations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers, including Knapp Oil Company, Freedom Oil and C&S Inc. own and operate nearly more than 450 locations across Illinois and Indiana 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 Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit