Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gas Prices Below a Dollar at Shell Oil in Marion, Iowa

Come and get it. This evening the Shell Oil gas station in 42N country's Marion, Iowa advertised regular gas as 26-9/10ths cents a gallon! No Photoshop on this image. For perspective, earlier in the day I filled up at another station for $2.64 a gallon for ethanol regular (we are in corn country.)

Was this a special promotion for a very limited time? If so, there were hardly any cars around taking advantage of the offer. Most likely the digital sign was in error either due to the operator not punching in the full price or a machine malfunction. Wait until management hears from irrate customers for not honoring the price, that would be a PR nightmare for the station owner. But for the meantime time its like driving back in the 1960s or 1970s but without the full service attendant available. Fill 'er up and check the oil. Know that.