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Computer glitch leads to $1/gallon gas in Pasadena

PASADENA, TX (KTRK) -- It was a lucky break for some drivers in Pasadena overnight who were filling up with gas. A problem with the pumps at a Conoco station off Queens near Allen-Genoa caused gas to be sold for just a dollar per gallon.

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Submitted Apr 10, 2012 By: ottodrommo
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RonTheRunner77
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:45:10 AM

bet that caused a traffic jam..
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DTroytNC
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:07:34 AM

Someone lost a lot of profit! (Not money but profit)

One of the recent articles said the "pull" price (cost to remove from the ground) of Saudi oil was $3-5 per barrel. Pull price for US crude can't be that much higher and there's no tanker shipping cost. Add in refinery operating costs and you're probably looking at less than a dollar a gallon to produce gasoline.
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Caduceus26
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:38:28 AM

Gimme some of that! I guess the people who benefited from the glitch should feel guilty. Not!
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jen11486
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:29:18 AM

dang i want that kind of bargin
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VomVom
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:21:12 AM

Computer glitch or human programing error?
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:17:19 AM

Wow some got a bargain.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:03:30 AM

Oops!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:55:56 AM

If you paid with a credit card can they go back and charge you the true amount?
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:34:26 AM

Dang, and just when I planned to take a road trip to fill up.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:32:04 AM

really
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:29:52 AM

Just my luck, my tank is full..............
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:18:24 AM

...dang, I missed it...
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 3:41:21 AM

Computer glitch?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 11:45:32 PM

Apiergallini wrote: "I just think it's interesting that people would be screaming bloody murder if there was a glitch that cost them extra money (say, $5/gal or something), but they're all happy to essentially steal from the station owner. And everyone on here is wishing it would happen near them."

You can twist and grind words all you like to insinuate that people are "stealing" from the station owner. And you can criticize everyone for being happy that some people got a break. But if there was a glitch at his gas station he should have closed it down until he could get it fixed. The price was a dollar a gallon and people paid the price indicated. This is stealing?? "Some" people, such as you perhaps, are only happy as long as others are getting gouged....which is what we all have been getting over the past year. You act like everyone that bought gas there during the glitch is some kind of criminal and that others who wish such a glitch had happened to them are criminals too. Lighten up and get a life. It was due to a computer error and to openly accuse of people of being thieves because of something out of everyone's control is totally absurd.



[Edited by: kitty1750 at 4/11/2012 2:49:28 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 11:26:11 PM

For once a computer glitch is a good thing.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 11:07:07 PM

With the new kind of Internet-driven social media form of instant communication we have out there now. It is so easy to form flash mobs, eBay mobs or just price glitch mobs these days.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 10:50:16 PM

Good for a few.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 10:44:26 PM

sign
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 10:39:44 PM

I just think it's interesting that people would be screaming bloody murder if there was a glitch that cost them extra money (say, $5/gal or something), but they're all happy to essentially steal from the station owner. And everyone on here is wishing it would happen near them.

What happened to the poor, independent station owners who only get such a tiny slice of the pie per dollar/gallon of gas sold? What happened to oh no, oil companies and station owners only get pennies, and all the money goes to the state and federal governments in taxes, so we should look out for the oil companies and gas stations?

I don't blame you for being jealous, but you can't try to make principled arguments on one hand, and then just be selfish on the other.
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kitty1750
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 10:11:46 PM

Wish we'd get a glitch like that here!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:45:05 PM

Let's do that to all gas stations.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:44:49 PM

how lucky!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:32:49 PM

Dont fix the glitch!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:24:34 PM

Too bad for the independent retailer- got stung.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:15:54 PM

yikes.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:11:56 PM

incredible. looks like no one was manning the store.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:11:45 PM

With a lucky break like that, I'll buy gas for a dollar!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 8:52:55 PM

wow! I would have bought a 50 gallon drum right away after filling up and confirming the glitch! damn, I'll keep my eyes peeled...
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 8:50:27 PM

I'm sure each of the people that got to buy the $1 per gallon gas felt like they had won the lottery!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 8:28:16 PM

Why can't I be the one to find the "glitch" station? :)
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 8:25:11 PM

Wish I had been there. I remember those times-not too long ago!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 8:25:06 PM

sweet
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:48:44 PM

Never happened to me.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:45:51 PM

Yea
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Merry Christmas!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:26:55 PM

Wow! It hasn't been that many years when you could buy fuel for $1 per gallon anywhere in town. That probably did not hurt Conoco too much and likely gained them some good publicity.

Will we ever see those days again? It's possible, but not likely unless we can abolish the EPA, end the Federal reserve, and dramatically cut back on spending.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:31:01 PM

Why cant that happen here?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:27:20 PM

It would be nice if that "glitch" affected other stations (preferably one near me).


[Edited by: GT3186 at 4/10/2012 9:27:50 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:22:54 PM

Nice.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:16:01 PM

Great for drivers, but I hope the service station did not lose its shirt.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:06:17 PM

Wish that would happen here SOON!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:57:55 PM

Aren't computer glitches wonderful???
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:45:08 PM

never get that luck around here.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:38:55 PM

Good, lucky break
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:31:57 PM

Yay for the glitch.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:22:19 PM

oh sure, make us feel bad cause we missed it !!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:17:34 PM

Great deal for some!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:05:07 PM

So glad many got to beneift. So Lucky!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 4:52:06 PM

Woohoo!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 4:44:22 PM

Love it
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