Gas for $0.00?

Nate Legue

The sign at a southeast side gas station makes it look like it’s giving away gasoline, but don’t speed over there for a fill-up just yet.

This morning, the Phillips 66 station at 2542 Stowmarket Ave. is listing the price of unleaded gasoline with a car wash at $0.00 a gallon. But that’s just because the station had to shut down its automatic car wash today thanks to subzero temperatures, so it’s not selling gas with the wash discount.

Phillips 66 stations often cut about 10 cents off the per-gallon price of unleaded to encourage customers to buy a car wash with their fill-up. Because the Stowmarket station’s sign can’t be shut off entirely, the station manager set the price at zero.

Staff writer Nate Legue may be reached at 815-987-1346 or