Police forced to break up huge lines after gas station error led to fuel being sold at $0.01 a gallon
- Glitch at Shell station in Illinois, meant gas was sold for one cent per gallon
- Police arrived to clear congestion, but didn’t know what had caused it
- No one knows how many lucky drivers bought very cheap gas
- Station worker upset that no customers reported the obvious error to staff
Police had to break up motorists massing at Illinois gas station on Sunday night – after a glitch meant the Shell station was charging just one cent for a gallon of fuel.
The national average for a gallon of gas is $3.294 but some lucky drivers in Woodstock, Il, filled up for just $0.011. Word quickly got round and police officers arrived to investigate the congestion.
Sergeant Dennis Leard told the Northwest Herald they cleared the line of cars but it immediately reformed. Police then noticed the very cheap gas and realized what was happening.