Glitch at NorCal gas station gives customers 69 cents a gallon price for hours

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Glitch at NorCal gas station lowers price to 69 cents a gallon
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Drivers filling up at a Shell station in Rancho Cordova, Calif. took advantage of a glitch that temporarily lowered the price to 69 cents a gallon.

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (KGO) -- Drivers filling up at one Shell gas station in Rancho Cordova took advantage of a "gas glitch."

A technical error had the pumps cranking out gas for just 69 cents a gallon.

The glitch went on for about three hours allowing one driver to fill up for just $14, then calling friends and family to come do the same.

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"I looked at the numbers and it was 69 cents a gallon. So you know what I did, I hit that button and it started pumping and the dollar sign just stayed low?" a lucky driver said.

It turned into a circus within a matter of minutes

Turns out the mistake was a misplaced decimal point on the electronic signs outside the station.

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