Glitch Leads To Penny-A-Gallon Gas

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (February 11, 2014) A Shell station in Woodstock, Ill, sold gas for a penny a gallon for about two hours Sunday night and as word spread, motorists lined up to fill up.

Woodstock Police Sgt. Dennis Leard said authorities had to use an emergency shut-off to stop the sales before the gas station closed in order to reset the pumps to regular prices, but before that, cars were blocking traffic as drivers lined up on the street to reach the cheap gas.

Leard says the station clerk working at the time wasn't aware of the glitch.

It wasn't clear how much gas was sold.


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