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Offer on low-cost heating draws little interest

Only one Pacific Northwest tribe sent a representative to a meeting to discuss a low-cost heating program being offered by Venezuela's oil company.

Citgo Petroleum Corp. has set aside 10 million gallons of home heating oil to tribes at a 40 percent discount. A meeting in Seattle was scheduled to discuss 4 million reserved for the Pacific Northwest.

But only the Cowlitz Tribe sent a representative. Citgo officials blamed the low turnout on the short notice of the meeting.

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Tribes don't bite at oil offer (The Everett Herald 8/17)

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