A Pitstop On The Information Super Highway

N.C. station sells gas for 35 cents/gallon

May 6th, 2008 Posted in Breaking News

Drivers were bouncing with joy yesterday after employees at the Kangaroo Express in Wilmington, N.C., accidentally sold gasoline for 35 cents a gallon.

“The trouble started about 9 a.m. [Thursday] when an attendant at the BP station punched in 35 cents instead of $3.35 for premium-grade gasoline,” the Star-News reports. “The mistake wasn?t noticed until about 6 p.m., when crowds jammed the pumps and caused traffic jams on nearby roads.”

The paper says Deshauna Canty filled the 28-gallon tank in her Lincoln Navigator for $9.80.

With prices well above $3 a gallon, that’s a hefty discount. WECT-TV says the station lost more than $1,000 before workers realized there was a problem.

?People had been coming in all day stiffing us, not telling us nothing,? station employee Shane Weller says. ?They knew something was wrong because regular gas was still $3-something a gallon, and when have you ever known premium gas to be lower than regular??

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