July 2, 2022

7-Eleven Doesn't Charge $7.11 for Gas Even If the Internet Said So: NPR

7-Eleven Doesn’t Charge $7.11 for Gas Even If the Internet Said So: NPR

Despite what the internet might think, this 7-Eleven in Chicago doesn’t sell gas for $7.11.

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Despite what the internet might think, this 7-Eleven in Chicago doesn’t sell gas for $7.11.

Matt Bimsterburg

An image showing a 7-Eleven gas station charging $7.11 for gas grabbed the internet at one time Feel the pain in the pumps around the world.

Photo was taken by Matt Bimsterburg34 years old, who was surprised to see the likes of Shared by Elon Musk on TuesdayConsidering that the pictured price was not accurate, and the picture was not taken this year.

Beemsterboer was walking about three blocks from his Chicago home in March 2021 when he saw an old Mobil gas station being rebuilt like 7-Eleven, he told NPR by phone Tuesday afternoon.

“So when they were like, setup, and they didn’t have the pumps active and the store was still under construction. They signed up, and they put it up for only $7.11. And I think it was kind of funny,” Beamsterborough said.

What was the price of gas at the station today 6.09 US dollarsAccording to GasBuddy.

Reddit users snapped a photo of the 15-month-old Beemsterboer on Tuesday where the r / society claimed funny The $7.11 gas price was a sign that “the prophecy had been fulfilled.”

The average cost of a gallon of gas in the United States is $4.97, according to AAA.

Oil production has risen as refineries struggle to keep up with demand.

The lack of refining capacity in the US is seen as the biggest challenge to lowering gas prices, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon as the US pushes to switch away from fossil fuels.

Crude oil prices are expected to remain volatile due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and retaliatory sanctions against Russia by Western countries, which have hobbled the global energy market.

NPR’s Bill Chapel contributed to this report.