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Selling cheap gas to promote electric cars?

Let's see. You're a gas station owner who wants to get out of the petrol business and into something a little more eco-friendly. Electric cars, say. How do you mark the transition? For Milton Grin, owner of a Valero in Kansas City, Missouri, the answer was to attract attention to his new venture by selling his current product at discount prices - like $1.99 for a gallon of gas (diesel prices remained high). To take advantage of the media and customer attention his sale generated, Grin had three

Non-auto related businesses giving away free gas

By now, you are surely aware of the gas promotions being run by auto companies such as Chrysler and Suzuki. While these programs have proved unsuccessful overall, this h

Well, this is one way to avoid paying high gas prices...

The last time we wrote about stupid-cheap gas, the frenzy was due to a mistake. In December, at a gas station in Wisconsin, an employee accidentally set the price of gas to 32.9 cents instead of $3.299. Over in South Charleston, West Virginia, the price of gas was set to an even lower price - just a tenth of a penny - and

Whoops - employee accident brings 33 cent gasoline to Wisconsin town, frenzy ensues

While Americans might be more and more conscious about using less gas, if you start (almost) giving it away, the conserving mentality goes right out the window. Last week, the AP reports, a gas station employee in Wisconsin goofed up before leaving the shop for the night, setting the price of gas to 32.9 cents instead of $3.299. Guess how long it took for someone to discover the cheap gas and then tell all their friends