Citgo Oil enforces contract terms, requires retailer to remove porn magazines after concerned citizen reported the store.
Florida Family Association influenced 12 Major Oil companies to adopt marketing agreement language which prohibits 100,000 retail locations from selling porn.
A concerned citizen, who will be referred to as Scott C. of Gainesville Florida, visited the Florida Family Association web site and used our major oil email contact information (provided below) to influence the removal of pornographic magazines recently sold by a local Citgo branded convenience store.
CITGO requires independent retailer to stop selling pornography.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:51 AM
Subject: RE: Did Citgo change their contracts to allow retailers to sell p - - n
Dear Mr. Caton:
Thank you for your email below.
CITGO does have a clause in our marketer franchise agreements that specifically states that our marketers will not sell or allow their locations to sell illegal materials, or to sell legal materials in a manner disparaging to CITGO's brand image, upon premises displaying the CITGO brand and trademarks. Pornographic materials are, to say the least, disparaging to the CITGO brand image and we do not condone the sale of such materials at retail locations showcasing our brand.
We have contacted Gate Fuel Service, Inc., the local company who supplies the retail station mentioned below in Scott's email, and the magazines have been removed.
Should you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.
General Manager Light Oils Marketing
Scott C. confirmed that the magazines have been removed.
Thank you Scott C. for making a difference.
Please feel free to send an email thanking Alan Flagg for Citgo's continued enforcement of the pornography restrictions in their marketing agreements with independent retailers. His email address is AFLAGG@citgo.com
Florida Family Association influenced the following 12 MAJOR OIL COMPANIES to adopt Marketing Agreement terms that would contractually prohibit the sale of pornographic materials by independent retailers who sell their brand of gasoline at approximately 100,000 locations:
To read each major oil company's letter to Florida Family Association which documents their Marketing Agreement terms that prohibit the sale of pornography by their independent retailers click on the following links:
BP-Amoco Chevron Citgo Conoco ExxonMobil Hess
Marathon Murphy Phillips Sunoco Texaco
If you see a convenience store that sells one of the brands of gasoline listed below that is also selling pornographic magazines or videos, there is a good chance the store may be violating the terms of the marketing agreement with the major oil company. Sending an email to report the store to the major oil company may result in the removal of the pornographic magazines or videos.
TO REPORT A STORE to a major oil company simply click on the appropriate email address below and include the following information in your email message to the major oil company official:
• You are reporting a branded (list major gasoline brand) store that sells pornography.
• You are aware that the major oil company has marketing agreements with independent retailers which prohibit them from selling pornographic materials.
• Store name and address.
• Type of materials sold (magazines, videos, DVDs.)
Please send any response that you receive from the major oil company to Florida Family Association by using the Contact button at the Floridafamily.org web site.
Allow approximately four weeks for the major oil company to take action. If the store continues to sell the pornography after emailing the information to the major oil company, you may need to send a second email to the company. If the store continues to sell pornography after a second email to the major oil company, please submit the information on the store to Florida Family Association by using the Contact button at the Floridafamily.org web site.
Florida Family Association strongly recommends that you do NOT discuss your concerns regarding the store’s alleged contractual violation with the owner or employees of the store.
Amoco Kevin.Russell@bp.com Kevin Russell, BP-Amoco brand management
BP Kevin.Russell@bp.com Kevin Russell, BP-Amoco brand management
Chevron email@example.com Stephen W. Green, VP Public Affairs
Citgo firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer A. Moos, General Manager Brand Development
Conoco email@example.com Clayton Reasor, President U.S. Marketing,
Exxon firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Roman, Franchise Manager
Hess email@example.com H.I. Small, Vice President, Retail Operations
Marathon Tmkelley@mapllc.com Thomas Kelley, Manager, Marketing
Mobil firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Roman, Franchise Manager
Phillips email@example.com Clayton Reasor, President U.S. Marketing
Spur Ken_Williams@murphyoilcorp.com Ken Williams, Manager, Marketing
Sunoco Rwowens@sunocoinc.com Robert W. Owens, Sr. Vice President
Texaco firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen W. Green, VP Public Affairs