- Jun 1, 2007
San Fran gas station drains tanks at $2.99/gallon in protest
Epilogue: remember Bob Oyster? He's the Shell station owner in San Francisco who jacked up his gas prices to protest what he considered Shell putting the squeeze on his profits. On his last day of owning the station, Oyster pulled his other card: he dropped the price of gas to $2.99 -- perhaps the lowest price in the entire Bay area. Oyster said he was going to pump at that price until he ran out of the 6,000 gallons in his tanks, and our tipster said there were cars lined up around the block. We don't imagine he had to wait too long for 'empty' to come. Today he hands the keys back over to Shell, and the saga comes to a close.
But remember a time -- not so long ago! -- when $2.99 for a gallon of gas was considered highway robbery?
Thanks for the tip, Patrick!
[Source: SF Gate]