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Published May 17, 2013, 05:45 PM

Hundreds flock to University Station for cheap gas

With gas prices soaring above four dollars a gallon in the Midwest, a local station offers some relief.

With gas prices soaring above four dollars a gallon in the Midwest, a local station offers some relief.

University Station in Grand Forks sold gas for $1.08 a gallon, at least for a little while this afternoon. A line of more than 100 cars stretched from University Station to well past the Ralph during the promotion. Eager drivers say it's worth the wait, especially with gas jumping to $4.29 a gallon at many local pumps.

The radio station KJ 108 is sponsoring the promotion, which is every Friday in May. Employees say last week was no comparison to the response of drivers today.

Pat Mars, gas promotion sponsor: "We had lines, but today the line exploded. So I expect through the rest of the month we're going to have huge lines."

Levi Zogg: "With the way gas prices are nowadays over $4 a gallon, it is well worth the wait to wait for $1.08 a gallon."

Experts predict gas prices to remain above 4 dollars a gallon until after Memorial Day, due to two oil refineries in Chicago being temporarily closed. The 80 minute promotion will continue the next two Fridays.

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