COPY-Pump problem sold San Antonio gas at 38 cents

Associated Press - August 13, 2008 7:55 PM ET

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gas prices have been falling - but not that much.

A problem with a pump cost a San Antonio convenience store when premium gasoline accidentally sold for 38 cents a gallon.

Manager Jim Duke at a Dill Food Market says that grade of gas was supposed to be selling for $3.89 a gallon.

Duke says the "pump malfunction" involving a misplaced decimal point was fixed by Wednesday afternoon.

Nobody reported the mistake, which WOAI-AM reports apparently started Tuesday afternoon.

Duke says he noticed a lot of vehicles were being filled with premium and people were paying at the pump. He went out to check Wednesday and noticed the price error.

Duke says the independent gas station lost a lot of money. Just how much is still being tallied.

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