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Computer malfunction sparks price battle, gas for pennies

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some drivers in Ohio got to fill their tanks for a ridiculously low price Sunday. 

It was actually a computer malfunction that dropped prices to just 50 cents early in the day, but another error dropped to just 19 cents two hours later. 

The glitch prompted the gas station across the street to lower its prices to 17 cents a gallon.

Over the next three hours, a price war ensued with prices falling almost to a penny -- before they eventually went back up to $1.51 a gallon.

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