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Mistake or promotion?  45-cent gasoline pulls a line of cars to a gas station in California

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – It is still unclear if this was a mistake or a promotion, but gasoline at 45 cents a gallon was available to customers at an ARCO gas station in the south from California Monday night.

The video showed cars lined up in blocks waiting to drive to the train station in Whittier at the corner of Scott Avenue and Whittier Boulevard.

Michael Arteaga shared a picture of the pump after refueling over 15 gallons of gasoline. The total price was $ 7.20.

At one point, the police even showed up to find out what the long line of cars was.

California, thanks in part to state taxes, has the most expensive gas in the country, according to GasBuddy, with an average price Tuesday of $ 4.70.

In October, a photo of gasoline prices of $ 7.59 per gallon at a gas station in the isolated community of Gorda made national headlines. As a secluded oasis for idle drivers along this part of the Big Sur coastline, the gas station, however, is not representative of fuel trends across the state, like the former president trump suggested.

With Thanksgiving travel expected to be near pre-pandemic levels this year, it’s possible Tuesday’s rush to the Whittier gas station was even bigger as drivers braced for the vacation.

Nexstar affiliate KTLA asked if the price was a mistake, a promotion or something else. At the time of publication on Tuesday, there had been no word from the management of the ARCO station.


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