Drivers flood station for 35 cent gas

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – Traffic was backed up and police were called to control the crowd after a Wilmington gas station accidentally set the pump price at 35 cents a gallon.

The Wilmington Star-News reported Friday that hundreds of drivers flooded a BP station for the cheap gas after the price dropped around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Station employee Shane Weller said the price for premium gasoline was supposed to be $3.35 a gallon. He complained that customers paid the cheaper price all day without saying a word.

It was all the extra traffic that led station employees to the mistake around 6 p.m. They found it after calling their district manager, looking for permission to changing the price as a way of stemming the flow of customers.

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2 thoughts on “Drivers flood station for 35 cent gas

  1. Wow! We know everyone is frustrated at the price of gas, but any reasonable person would realize the bargain they were getting was at the expense of the station owner. Talk about a gas station holdup..and I’m not talking about the lines to get in. This was stealing just as if they robbed the register.

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