The oil will reach people in 18 states, including Indians in Alaska. Some Alaska natives were flown to New York for the ceremony and attended in traditional dress, performing traditional dance and offered Chavez a walrus figurine carved out of whale bone as a gift.
Meanwhile, over in the state of Maine - where it never gets cold in the winter and they have no poor people whatsoever (even though 40 Maine homeless shelters received a donation of 120,000 gallons from Citgo last year), the state's legislature leaders appealed to Democratic Gov John Baldacci to avoid doing business in the future with Hugo Chavez. They feel Chavez insulted Bush and that the appropriate reaction is to have their own constituents pay higher fuel costs and go without sheler donations. They did not offer to provide discounted heating oil out of their own pockets however or bring the homeless into their warm homes during the winter.
I don't drive a car and I encourage people to drive less and encourage carpools, but for those of you that do fill-up at the pump - BUY CITGO GAS!