12.9p per litre petrol offer error

An Asda petrol station's unusually low petrol price offer of 12.9p per litre led to queues at the pumps before the supermarket admitted it had got a decimal point in the wrong place.

Word got around Bradford of the exciting offer for unleaded petrol and dozens of drivers took advantage of the inadvertent discount on the automatic, card-payment fast-lane pumps at the Asda store in Rooley Lane.

Police reportedly arrived to find out what was happening as the cars waited to fill up with some drivers filling petrol cans as well as 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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