77 NJ gas stations are cutting prices in a day-long campaign to end the state’s self-service ban

77 NJ gas stations are cutting prices in a day-long campaign to end the state’s self-service ban

Drivers in New Jersey were able to save a few dollars at the pump on Friday.

Seventy-seven gas stations volunteered to lower their prices per gallon for the whole day – May 13 – to pressure lawmakers to lift the state ban on pumping your own gas.

Discounts range from 7 cents to 23 cents a 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 to allow self-service, these locations say they would discount gas at the self-service pump by that 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 having some impact right now because people are so upset about high gas prices,” he said.

In February, lawmakers introduced a bill to the assembly that would give gas stations the ability to allow drivers to pump their own gas. But the measure has stalled, making New Jersey the last state to ban self-service.

Risalvato said gas stations have a hard time finding attendants and sometimes have to turn off their pumps between shifts. This can mean long lines and waiting times for drivers. He said offering self-service gives petrol stations more flexibility in staffing their pumps — cost savings that could be passed on to motorists.

“If a gas station lowers the price, its competitors have to do the same,” he said.

These are the participating gas stations.

  • Exxon, 142 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, Bergen
  • GULF OF NORTH ARLINGTON, 101 ridge rd, North Arlington, Bergen
  • Exxon, 782 Route 17, Paramus, Bergen
  • Valero, 639 Rte 17 N, Paramus, Bergen
  • Exxon, 100 Rt 17 North, Paramus, Bergen
  • Exxon, 185 Rt 17 South, East Rutherford, Bergen
  • Sunoco, 456 Rte 17 N, Ramsey, Bergen
  • Exxon, 700 Washington Ave, Washington Twp, Bergen
  • Valero, 198 Rte 17 S, Mahwah, Bergen
  • Valero, 193 Rte 17 N, Mahwah, 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, Cape May, Cape May
  • LIVINGSTON SUNOCO, 247 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, Essex
  • 264 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, Essex
  • 625 McCarter Hwy, Newark, Essex
  • 335 McCarter Highway, Newark, Essex
  • Exxon, 550 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, Essex
  • South Orange Exxon, 68W South Orange Ave, South Orange, Essex
  • GLASSBORO DELTA, 100 DELSEA DRIVE, GLASSBORO, Gloucester
  • Bayonne Tiger Mart, 529 Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, Hudson
  • Willow Sunoco, 1301 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, Hudson
  • Lukoil, 200 12th Street, 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 Rte 3 West, Secaucus, Hudson
  • 3842 Park Avenue, Weehawken, Hudson
  • Newport Valero, Hudson
  • Exxon Holland Tunnel Svc Ctr Inc., Hudson
  • Liberty, 429 County Road 513, Califon, Hunterdon
  • HAMPTON BP, 238 Rte 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 Road, Pennington, Mercer
  • 1 Pennington Road, Pennington, Mercer
  • 3513 Lane 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 Avenue, Edison, Middlesex
  • Exxon, 1441 US Rte 1 South, Edison, Middlesex
  • Exxon, APS, North Colonia, Middlesex
  • BP, 2401 US 9 North, Old Bridge, Middlesex
  • 152 Old New Brunswick Road, Piscataway, Middlesex
  • Exxon, APS, 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 Hwy 35, Middletown, Monmouth
  • MONMOUTH ROAD BP373 Monmouth Rd, West Long Branch, Monmouth
  • DENVILLE-RT46, 161W MAIN, DENVILLE. Morris
  • LONG DALL P66, 43 E MILL RD, LONG DALL, Morris
  • PEAPACK SUNOCO, 28 US HIGHWAY 206, PEAPACK, Morris
  • RANDOLPH BP, 260s 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 Hwy 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 Road, Basking Ridge, Somerset
  • 1101 Easton Avenue, Somerset, Somerset
  • Exxon, 162 Central Avenue, Clark, Union

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