Gas Prices

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  1. plumcolr

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    70 to 90 cents to have them pump it? Wow! NJ is by law a "you can't pump your own" state and even with state tax somewhere around 43 cents, it's still around $2.79 for 87 octane. Although some stations charge an extra dime a gallon for other than cash.

    And I thought we had the second crookedest politicians in the country (Hey, it's not political if I don't mention party).

    I don't care to have someone else do it, but at least it provides entry-level jobs. And since we are densely populated, the pump jockeys don't stand around much at most stations.
     
  2. rfinnegan

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    70 cents extra for regular, 90 cents extra for premium because obviously it requires greater skill and effort to pump premium gas.
     
  3. ribald1

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    Isn't 'full service' filling the tank, checking the fluids, cleaning the windshield and checking tire pressure?
     
  4. beerbelly

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    Same deal out here in Oregon, I believe the only other state that won't let you pump your own gas. Cheapest I've found is $3.13/gal. for 87 octane, and 6 cents less for cash. Non-ethanol premium is around $1 more. It's not hard to get used to having someone pump gas while you sit & read the paper.
     
  5. Cindy

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    Yesterday my gas station was $3.59.....geez please don't hit 4 bucks.
     
  6. plumcolr

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    Last week drove NJ to Fla. Stopped in MD, Va, NC, SC, Ga and Fla. None of them were over $3 a gallon, though SC was $2.999.

    Towing a trailer down I 95 and beast only has 22 gallon tank. OTOH it pulls well at those speeds.
     
  7. Cindy

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    I guess we pay more to live in "The Rust-Free State" <eyeroll>
     
  8. plumcolr

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    I guess so. OTOH, it's a major effort and expensive to drive and maintain a 60's or 70's car daily here anywhere near the coast.
     
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    Two weeks ago, we were at $3.039 at my nearby ARCO. Now it's $3.299, and our state has an initiative on the ballot on imposing a carbon tax on the gross polluters (which includes us car drivers). I'm keeping my fingers crossed the initiative fails...I can barely afford gasoline now.
     
  10. ribald1

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    On the plus side, if you stopped driving, just think how that would improve the life of the endangered sphincter maggot.
     
  11. handy_andy_cv64

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    I never cared for politicians.
     
  12. 72GTVA

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    87 Octane $2.299
    89 Octane $2.549
    93 Octane $2.819

    Dropped some of late...
     
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    214.9 reg ocala fl
     
  16. MaxInValrico

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    Here in Tampa:

    87 Octane is $2.07
    93 Octane is $2.67
    Non-Ethanol 89 Octane is $2.95
     
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    2.06 reg SAMS CLUB OCALA FL
    2.39 PREMUIM
     
  19. handy_andy_cv64

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    It dropped to $2.999 here, just in time for Payday.
     
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    $1.98.9 at Costco!!!
     
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