Drivers get a scare from posted gas price

Photo by ABC11 Photojournalist Jim Schumacher

April 15, 2011 11:13:37 AM PDT
Gas prices are quickly reaching the $4 mark in the Triangle.However on Friday, some drivers passing a BP station on Poole Road in Raleigh might have thought it went well over that overnight.

The station posted the regular unleaded price on the sign out in front of the store for $4.09 a gallon, even though the pumps were only charging $3.76 a gallon.

Employees at the station later fixed the error. The price of diesel fuel was actually suppose to be $4.09.

Meanwhile, gasoline prices elsewhere around the Triangle are not far behind the $4 mark. The Exxon station on Six Forks Road in Raleigh is selling gas for $3.89 per gallon for regular.

Some analysts say drivers could easily see another $0.30 to $0.40 a gallon increase this year.

To find to cheapest gas prices in your area, check out ABC11's Gas Buddy.

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