In NJ they pump the gas for you

@bcote212 (1113)
United States
February 29, 2008 3:21pm CST
I was just visiting my mother the other day, and she lives in NJ. On the way back to Baltimore I had to stop to get some gas. And apparantly at any gas station in NJ your gas is actually pumped for you. How is it that gas cost 20 cents per gallon less there than where i live, and where I live and I have to punp it myself? Is it full service or self service where you live?
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• United States
1 Mar 08
I believe it's actually illegal to pump your own gas in NJ. I was there for a show once and noticed the same thing about the gas thing. I asked a friend that lived there and she told me it was illegal. We only have one gas station around here that I know of that pumps your gas for you. I don't even know how long it's been there. But we've gotten gas there on a few occassions. I've never done it personally, my mother usually does.
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@bochco123 (597)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I live in Nevada and we have self-service here. Actually it's a law in New Jersey and Oregon. It's illegal there to pump your own gas. A store employee or store owner has to do it for you. In New Jersey the law was inacted in 1949. The lawmakers decided that it wasn't a smart idea to let just anyone handle and dispense this highly flammable liquid.
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@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Wow that is really cool if they pump the gas for you...where i live in south carolina they only had one place that i knew about that pumped gas for you and they shut that place down like a month ago so as far as i know all the places that are left in south carolina to get gas are all self pump which really isnt that good because it gets cold here an awfully lot and i want to sit in the car and not freeze...
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Well how nice is that, we have just a handful of service stations here who still do that. but the gas is not cheaper because of it. NJ sounds like a nice place to live.
• Canada
2 Mar 08
That is a good question. It doesn't make sense to me that in a place where people actually PUMP their own gas, it would cost less. They're either underpaying their employees at the full serve, or we are getting gouged at the self serve, or maybe it's a lot of both.