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70 Years and Still Pumping!


We read many articles but few touch us as much as this one.

Ray Porto is the proud owner of the Porto’s CITGO station in Wallingford, Connecticut. At the age of 92, he’s been pumping gas there 6 times a week since he opened the gas station in 1947. That is 70 years!

Pull up to this full-service station between 7am and 6pm and Ray will greet you warmly and fill up your tank! That truly is service with a smile.

Have any of you stopped by Ray’s CITGO or have someone like Ray in your town? Share who your local “Ray” is and raise a glass to these hard-working gas station owners. Keep pumping, Ray!

Porto’s CITGO
480 N Colony Rd North St
Wallingford, CT 06492

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