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Drivers were shocked when they got to the pump at a gas station in Virginia.

The price on the pump was $6.999 at a Richmond BP station earlier this week.

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$6.99/gallon. That’s how much the @bp_plc gas station at Williamsburg Rd & Parker St is charging for 87 octane fuel. The price isn’t being advertised until you get to the pump. Some drivers are leaving- saying it’s price gouging. Others are filling up anyways. @8NEWS
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According to store employees, the owner said the station was OUT of gas— but I’ve been watching and talking with people filling up their tanks at the $6.99/gallon price. Employees say they don’t know what’s going on and the owner will be in tomorrow AM.

“I pulled in, I start pumping my gas and then I realized I put $80 worth in my truck,” another driver told TV station 8News. “The lady next to me said she put $100 in her car. She just started crying because she said her car don’t take that much.”

Price gouging laws are in effect in Virginia as part of a State of Emergency declared Tuesday by Gov. Ralph Northam.  Residents were encouraged to file price gouging complaints if they felt they were being unfairly charged for goods.

Colonial Pipeline said Wednesday it has restarted operations after being hit by a cyberattack last week, leading to long lines at gas stations in the Southeast, but said it will take “several days” for its delivery supply chain to return to normal.

The pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the East Coast’s gas, suffered a ransomware attack — leading to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations.

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