Clewiston gas station sells 29-cent gasoline by mistake

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, a gas station clerk in Clewiston incorrectly input the price of gasoline at the store’s main control, effectively sending the price of gas back to 1950s levels, when the cost of gas averaged just .29 cents a gallon. What ensued was a mad rush by residents who learned, through friends and then later on social media, about the pricing snafu, and hurried to fill up the tanks of their own vehicles before the mistake could be corrected.