DURHAM (WTVD) --Are you seeing a spike in gas prices out there? How about gas for $9.99 per gallon?
Yes, you read that right. And there is an explanation.
A Sheetz gas station in King, N.C., had a sign showing gas at nearly 10 bucks a gallon. So did a Marathon gas station in the Triangle.
The NC Attorney General's Office did look into a consumer complaint about that Sheetz and a company rep said the station reported that it had posted that price when it ran out of gas -- perhaps to scare people away?
The rep said no customer had actually been charged that price.
So if you see a sign showing gas at $9.99 per gallon, it probably means the station has run out of fuel.
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