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99-cent gas for the weekend at new Sherman gas station

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Published: Dec. 13, 2019 at 6:47 PM CST
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For a few hours Friday, gas only cost 99 cents a gallon at one Sherman gas station and cars caused traffic for the deal.

It's for grand opening for the Lone Star Food Store on U.S. 75 and F.M. 1417 next to the new Pie Five.

Cars were lined up inside the parking lot, backing up a lane on east FM-1417 and lining around half a mile down the service road all afternoon.

From 2 to 5, customers could pay 99 cents a gallon for regular gasoline.

The last time the national average of gas was under one dollar was 1990, according to energy.gov.

Owner of Douglas Distributing Bill Douglas said they expect at least 30,000 people to come through in these three days.

"We understand that the price of gasoline is a big thing in people's minds and people are very price sensitive. So if you make a change in the price, the customers are very responsive and very appreciative," Douglas said.

Customers said for this price, they didn't mind waiting.

"Well you don't see that very often. I probably haven't seen it in 20 years, so everybody wants to get used to it again. Which would never happen, but we want to get used to it one day," said customer Greg Baldwin.

"I couldn't believe it. It hadn't been that cheap since I was a teenager, you know. Yeah, I couldn't believe it," said customer Sean Burden.

The 99-cent gas deal is happening again Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5.

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