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Drivers Wait In Line For $1.01 Gas In Longview

More than 100 drivers lined up outside a Longview convenience store and demanded gas. That's because the station wanted them to.

The Fina station on McCann Road offered $1.01 gas for one hour Tuesday. Radio station, KNUE sponsored the event. Between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., drivers who made it to the pumps could get the cheaper gas. Some waited in the 90 degree heat for more than 45 minutes for a chance at the savings.

"I got off work at 3:00, so I knew the line was going to be long. It was worth the shot coming over and setting," says Cheryl Woodruff.

"I'm going on vacation this week. I'm leaving on Saturday so I needed to gas up. Hopefully I'll still have it by Saturday," says Stephanie Cory.

If you missed this Tuesday's $1.01 gas, there will be another chance next week. The Fina station at Gilmer Road and Reel Road in Longview will again offer the savings next Tuesday, again from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Amy Tatum, reporting.

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