BLOG: Lightning To Blame for $8.39/gallon Gas

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Talk about sticker shock. Some drivers in Alabama are noticing a sign which reads $8.39 a gallon for gas. Reports show drivers who stopped off at the  Jet Pep station on Alabama 91 just off Interstate 65 in Cullman County noticed the out of the ordinary high gas price.

The sign should read, “$3.39,” but a lightning flash caused the electronic glitch during last week’s storms. The owners are now working to fix the problem. In the meantime, prices at the pump do not reflect the incorrect sign.


  • d. vin

    Good thing that didn’t happen here. Then all the other gas stations would change their sign to $8.39

  • Kuwanda

    Im suprised that every gas station doesn’t just jack their prices way up thinking that this is real. They did it on 9-11-01.

    Gas should be no more than $1.22 per gallon.

    • Nah

      1.22 huh? Tell me more about how supply and demand and speculation works and how you came to that number?

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