77 NJ gas stations drop prices in one-day campaign to overturn state’s self-serve ban

77 NJ gas stations drop prices in one-day campaign to overturn state's self-serve ban

New Jersey motorists could save a few bucks at the pump Friday.

Seventy-seven gas stations volunteered to slash their prices per gallon for the entire day — May 13 — to pressure lawmakers to lift the state’s ban on pumping your own gas.

The discounts range from 7 cents to 23 cents per gallon, according to Sal Risalvato, executive director of the New Jersey Gasoline Convenience Store and Automotive Association, an industry trade group.

“So, if New Jersey law were changed and self-serve were permitted, these locations are saying they would discount the gas at the self-serve pump by this amount,” Risalvato told Gothamist. His group supports allowing residents to fill their own tanks so gas stations can save on hiring attendants and lower prices for consumers.

“It’s got a certain impact right now, because people are so upset about the high price of gasoline,” he said.

In February, lawmakers introduced a bill in the Assembly that would give gas stations the option of allowing drivers to pump their own gas. But the measure is stalled, leaving New Jersey the last state to prohibit self-service.

Risalvato said gas stations have a hard time finding attendants and sometimes have to shut down their pumps in between shifts. That can mean long lines and waits for drivers. He said offering self-service gives gas stations more flexibility in staffing their pumps – cost savings that could be passed on to motorists.

“If one gas station lowers the price, his competitors will have to do the same,” he said.

These are the participating gas stations.

Exxon, 142 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Montvale, BergenNORTH ARLINGTON GULF, 101 ridge rd, North Arlington, BergenExxon, 782 Route 17, Paramus, BergenValero, 639 Rte 17 N, Paramus, BergenExxon, 100 Rt 17 North, Paramus, BergenExxon, 185 Rt 17 South, East Rutherford, BergenSunoco, 456 Rte 17 N, Ramsey, BergenExxon, 700 Washington Ave, Washington Twp, BergenValero,198 Rte 17 S, Mahwah, BergenValero, 193 Rte 17 N, Mahwah, BergenBERLIN P66, 201 WHITE HORSE PIKE, BERLIN, CamdenAmoco, 2 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, CamdenWEST BERLIN DELTA, 250 NJ 73, WEST BERLIN, CamdenCape Harbor Auto Repair, 795 Route 109, Cape May, Cape MayLIVINGSTON SUNOCO,247 S.Livingston Ave, Livingston, Essex264 Bloomfield Ave , Montclair, Essex625 McCarter Hwy, Newark, Essex335 McCarter Hwy, Newark, EssexExxon, 550 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, EssexSouth Orange Exxon, 68 W South Orange Ave, South Orange, EssexGLASSBORO DELTA, 100 DELSEA DRIVE, GLASSBORO, GloucesterBayonne Tiger Mart, 529 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, Hudson Willow Sun oco,1301 Willow Ave, Hoboken, HudsonLukoil, 200 12th St, Jersey City, HudsonShell,164 14th Street, Jersey City, HudsonGold Coast Petro Sunoco, 588 Manila Ave, Jersey City, HudsonNewport Exxon, 245 12th Street, Jersey City, Hudson235 12th Street, Jersey City, HudsonSunoco, 465 Grand Street, Jersey City, HudsonExxon, 450 Rte 3 West, Secaucus, Hudson3842 Park Ave, Weehawken, HudsonNewport Valero, HudsonExxon Holland Tunnel Svc Ctr Inc., HudsonLiberty, 429 County Road 513, Califon, HunterdonHAMPTON 31 South, Lebanon, HunterdonLiberty Mart, 118 Rt 202/31N , Ringoes, Hunterdon2558 Pennington Rd, Pennington, Mercer1 Pennington Rd, Pennington, Mercer3513 Route 1 South, Princeton, MercerExxon, 270 W Inman Ave, Colonia, MiddlesexEAST BRUNSWICK SUNOCO, 784 RTE 18 , E BRUNSWICK, MiddlesexUltra Mart Inc., 3875 Park Ave , Edison, Middlesex Exxon , 1441 US Rte 1 South, Edison, MiddlesexExxon, GSP, North Colonia, MiddlesexBP, 2401 US 9 North, Old Bridge, Middlesex152 Old New Brunswick Rd, Piscataway, MiddlesexExxon, GSP, South Iselin, MiddlesexZackria Fuel, LLC, 4501 Stelton Rd, South Plainfield, MiddlesexSOUTH RIVER BP, 258 Old Bridge Tpke, South River, MiddlesexABERDEEN EXXON, 1164 STATE RT 34, ABERDEEN, MonmouthBP, 44 South Street, Freehold, MonmouthHazlet Shell,1355 Route 36, Hazlet, MonmouthMATAWAN SUNOCO, 323 RTE 34, MATAWAN , MonmouthMIDDLETOWN BP, 863 Hwy 35, Middletown, MonmouthMONMOUTH ROAD BP373 Monmouth Rd, West Long Branch, MonmouthDENVILLE-RT46, 161 W MAIN ST, DENVILLE. MorrisLONG VALLEY P66, 43 E MILL RD,LONG VALLEY, MorrisPEAPACK SUNOCO, 28 US HIGHWAY 206, PEAPACK, MorrisRANDOLPH BP, 260 s Salem Street, Randolph, MorrisWHIPPANY LUKEOIL, 1235 Nj-10, Whippany, MorrisExxon, 600 Brick Blvd, Brick, OceanExxon,181 Drum Point Road, Brick,OceanExxon, 1444 Highway 88, Lakewood, OceanKelly’s Sea Bay Sunoco, Route 35 North, Lavallette, OceanShell, 1350 Route 9 South, Toms River, OceanExxon, 13 Route 37 East, Toms River, OceanExxon, 478 Haldon Ave, Haledon, PassaicExxon, 716 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, PassaicExxon, 1431 Route 23 South, Wayne, PassaicSomerset Hills Exxon, 545 Martinsville Rd, Basking Ridge, Somerset1101 Easton Ave, Somerset, SomersetExxon,162 Central Ave, Clark, Union

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