Citgo No Go 

Kennedy said today that the Venezuelan government’s Texas-based oil subsidiary cited falling oil prices and the world economic crisis for forcing the company to reevaluate all of its social programs.

The oil program has provided hundreds of thousands of low-income U.S. households, including many in Maine, with fuel assistance.

Kennedy urged those who have been helped by the program to write Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to share their stories.

Citgo began the national program in 2005 with Boston-based Citizens Energy, a nonprofit run by Kennedy.