Brazil offers DC drivers Gasoline Discount to showcase Ethanol Tariff [Cancelled]

We usually try not to cover the DC politics, but we need to make an exception for one of our recent posts over the weekend on Brazil offering DC drivers Gasoline Discount.

Just hours prior to Tuesday’s Capitol Hill event, The Capitol Petroleum Group abruptly cancelled pre-approved plans by the The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) to offer DC-area residents a discount of 54-cents per gallon on gasoline purchased at two Exxon stations on Capitol Hill.

A company representative, citing unspecified “political” reasons, suddenly ended UNICA’s plans to help DC drivers keep a little extra money in their pockets for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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