Computer Glitch Allows Station To Sell Gas For $1.10 A Gallon In Wilmington

WILMINGTON (CBS) — A costly glitch at a gas station allowed drivers to fill up for $1.10 a gallon.

The mistake happened at a Vallero station in Wilmington Sunday between the hours of 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The manager of the station said a computer glitch caused the error that allowed customers to take advantage of the discounted fuel for three hours as word quickly spread around the area.

“I was shocked that it even happened,” said Aureliano Galvez who filled up his tank for less.

Kenny Nguyen, whose family owns the gas station, said that 8,000 gallons of gas were sold during glitch resulting in a loss of $21,000.


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