Computer glitch drops gas price to 1 cent

By Ben Hooper
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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Circle K gas station in South Carolina said a glitch caused gas prices to drop to just 1-cent per gallon -- and more stores may have been affected.

Employees at the Circle K in West Columbia said a gallon of gas cost only a single penny for about 45 minutes to an hour Tuesday night.


West Columbia Police were summoned to the station to stop people from taking advantage of the unintentional discount.

The incident was blamed on a computer glitch, and reports indicate stations in Louisiana, New Mexico, California and Arizona may have also been affected.

Circle K did not reveal how many stations were affected by the glitch.

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