DALLAS (AP) – Thursday, hundreds of drivers in vehicles lined up for hours as part of a $40 free gasoline card giveaway in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Some traffic delays were reported during the promotions at two gas stations, in Dallas and Grand Prairie, for the first 200 vehicles at each site.
The high cost of gasoline and oil, topping $135 per barrel this week, has drawn complaints from consumers and reviews by Congress.
The Associated Press reports a number of drivers in line in Dallas included the elderly, the disabled and people who are unemployed.
Some drivers say they'd been in line for nearly 12 hours.
A disabled woman, Emma Thomas of Dallas, says it was a blessing to get the free gas because she says she can't afford to pay for $40 worth of fuel on her own.
The giveaway, sponsored by Verizon Yellow Pages & Superpages.com, was held in 24 locations across the country.
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