More than 75 New Jersey gas stations lower prices Friday to promote self-service – CBS Philly

CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) — More than 75 gas stations in New Jersey are lowering gas prices Friday in an effort to promote self-service. It’s all part of the “Fuel Your Way NJ” campaign supporting the “Motorist Fuel Convenience and Choice Act” that would allow New Jerseyans the option to pump their own gas if they choose.

Supporters of the legislation say drivers could save between $100 and $400 a year if the state allowed drive-through.

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“With the cost of gas prices continuing to rise, it’s taking a bigger and bigger bite out of people’s wallets,” said Sal Risalvato of Fuel Your Way NJ. “We want the public to know that one of the fastest ways we can lower gas prices is to allow gas stations to offer self-service in New Jersey.”

Risalvato adds that gas stations are having a hard time hiring staff to fully run all of their pumps. As a result, motorists are often inconvenienced when they are forced to wait in long lines for the few pumps that are open.

This is a huge controversy in New Jersey. Most polls show that people like not having to fill their own gas, but one group wants you to reconsider.

Some say it’s a small taste of New Jersey luxury: sitting in your car and waiting while the gas reaches your tank.

“I have pumped it myself, but I prefer not to. I guess I’m spoiled, I’m a Jersey girl. What is it about getting your own gas? Miriam Lalwani at Cherry Hill said.

On Friday, the New Jersey Automotive, C-Store and Gasoline Association is holding a test, so to speak. Seventy-seven gas stations will lower their prices to show how much people could save by pumping their own gas.

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“They are going to reduce the price at their pump by the amount they think they could discount gasoline every day,” Risalvato said.

Risalvato is spearheading this. He says legislation that makes it illegal to pump your own gas is costing people an extra 10 to 15 cents a gallon. He responded to officials who are skeptical the savings will be passed on.

“It’s impossible for the savings not to be passed on by the competition,” Risalvato said.

“It’s fantastic. I mean every other place in the country that I know of can produce their own gasoline. It not only saves money but it also saves time because you don’t have to wait for the attendant,” said Tom Auchter.

Risalvato doesn’t expect people to lose their jobs because they’ve already seen a shortage of gas attendants.

CBS3’s Jan Carabeo and Jasmine Payoute contributed to this report.

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The following gas stations participate in the campaign:

  • Exxon 142 Chestnut Ridge Rd Montvale Bergen
  • NORTH GULF OF ARLINGTON 101 ridge rd North Arlington Bergen
  • Exxon 782 Route 17 Paramus Bergen
  • Valero 639 Rte 17 N, Paramus Paramus Bergen
  • Exxon 100 Rt 17 North Paramus Bergen
  • Sunoco 456 Rte 17 N, Ramsey Ramsey Bergen
  • Exxon 700 Washington Ave Washington Twp Bergen
  • BERLIN P66 201 WHITE HORSE PIKE BERLIN Camden
  • Amoco 2 Marlton Pike West Cherry Hill Camden
  • WEST BERLIN DELTA 250 NJ 73 WEST BERLIN Camden
  • Cape Harbor Auto Repair 795 Route 109 Apt 109 Cape May Cape May
  • LIVINGSTON SUNOCO 247 at Livingston ave Livingston Essex
  • 264 Bloomfield Ave Montclair Essex
  • 625 McCarter Hwy Newark Essex
  • 335 McCarter Hwy Newark Essex
  • Exxon 550 Eagle Rock Ave Roseland Essex
  • South Orange Exxon 68 W South Orange Ave South Orange Essex
  • GLASSBORO DELTA 100 DELSEA DRIVE GLASSBORO Gloucester
  • Bayonne Tiger Mart 529 Kennedy Blvd Bayonne Hudson
  • Willow Sunoco 1301 Willow Ave Hoboken Hudson
  • Lukoil 200 12th St Jersey City Hudson
  • Shell 164 14th Street Jersey City Hudson
  • Gold Coast Petro Sunoco 588 Manila Ave Jersey City Hudson
  • Newport Exxon 245 12th Street Jersey City Hudson
  • 235 12th Street Jersey City Hudson
  • Sunoco 465 Grand Street Jersey City Hudson
  • Exxon 450 Route 3 West Secaucus Hudson
  • 3842 Park Ave Weehawken Hudson
  • Newport Valero Hudson
  • Exxon Holland Tunnel Svc Ctr Inc. Hudson
  • Califon Exxon 429 County Road 513 Califon Hunterdon
  • HAMPTON BP 238 Route 31 N Hampton Hunterdon
  • LEBANON RT 22 SUNOCO 1370 us-22 West Lebanon Hunterdon
  • LEBANON SUNOCO 1237 RTE 31 LEBANON Hunterdon
  • LEBANON BP 1201 Rt. 31 South Lebanon Hunterdon
  • Liberty Mart 118 Rt 202/31N Ringoes Hunterdon
  • 2558 Pennington Rd Pennington Mercer
  • 1 Pennington Rd Pennington Mercer
  • 3513 Route 1 South Princeton Mercer
  • Exxon 270 W Inman Ave Colonia Middlesex
  • EAST BRUNSWICK SUNOCO 784 RTE 18 E BRUNSWICK Middlesex
  • Ultra Mart Inc. 3875 Park Ave Edison Middlesex
  • Exxon 1441 US Rte 1 South Edison Middlesex
  • Exxon GSP North Colony Middlesex
  • BP 2401 US 9 North Old Bridge Middlesex
  • 152 Old New Brunswick Rd Piscataway Middlesex
  • Exxon GSP South Iselin Middlesex
  • Zackria Fuel, LLC 4501 Stelton Rd South Plainfield Middlesex
  • SOUTH RIVER BP 258 Old Bridge Tpke South River Middlesex
  • ABERDEEN EXXON 1164 STATE RT 34 ABERDEEN Monmouth
  • BP 44 South Street Freehold Monmouth
  • Hazlet Shell 1355 Route 36 Hazlet Monmouth
  • MATAWAN SUNOCO 323 RTE 34 MATAWAN Monmouth
  • MIDDLETOWN BP 863 Highway 35 Middletown Monmouth
  • MONMOUTH ROAD BP 373 Monmouth Rd West Long Branch Monmouth
  • DENVILLE-RT46 161 W MAIN ST DENVILLE Morris
  • LONG VALLEY P66 43 E MILL RD LONG VALLEY Morris
  • PEAPACK SUNOCO 28 US HIGHWAY 206 PEAPACK Morris
  • RANDOLPH BP 260 s Salem street Randolph Morris
  • WHIPPANY LUKEOIL 1235 Nj-10 Whippany Morris
  • Exxon 600 Brick Blvd Brick Ocean
  • Exxon 181 Drum Point Road Brick Ocean
  • Exxon 1444 Highway 88 Lakewood Ocean
  • Kelly’s Sea Bay Sunoco Route 35 North Lavallette Ocean
  • Shell 1350 Route 9 South Toms River Ocean
  • Exxon 13 Route 37 East Toms River Ocean
  • Exxon 478 Haldon Ave Haledon Passaic
  • Exxon 716 Goffle Road Hawthorne Passaic
  • Exxon 1431 Route 23 South Wayne Passaic
  • Somerset Hills Exxon 545 Martinsville Rd Basking Ridge Somerset
  • 7-Eleven – Payal Ent 650 Franklin Blvd Somerset Somerset
  • 1101 Easton Ave Somerset Somerset
  • Exxon 162 Central Ave Union Clark

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