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Bargain fuel in decimal point error

Published 01/04/2011 | 14:17

A decimal point error led to petrol bargains for fuel shoppers in Bradford
A decimal point error led to petrol bargains for fuel shoppers in Bradford

A supermarket has admitted it got a decimal point in the wrong place after queues formed at one of its petrol stations offering unleaded at 12.9p a litre.

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Dozens of drivers took advantage of the unexpected offer at Asda's store in Rooley Lane, Bradford on Thursday night.

Queues began to form as word got round the city of the inadvertent discount on the automatic, card-payment fast-lane pumps on the forecourt.

According to some reports, the line of cars waiting to fill up on the cut-price fuel led to police coming to find out what was happening and some motorists filling petrol cans as well as their tanks.

An Asda spokeswoman confirmed an error had been made involving a decimal point and the pumps had dispensed at the rock bottom price for about 50 customers until it was spotted.

The bargain petrol was available for about two hours.

The spokeswoman said: "For a couple of hours some lucky customers got some petrol at the wrong price at our Rooley Lane store."

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