New Jersey residents shared these photos with FYWNJ of closed pumps at local stations. This is becoming all too normal at most stations throughout the state. Lack of employees is hitting crisis level. Having the ability to pump your own gas would open these pumps up to customers and provide much needed relief to residents and station owners.
The time to act is now!
Originally established at the urging of a gas station owner who wanted to beat back his competition, the 1949 Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act still remains in effect in New Jersey — rendering us the only state to still follow an all-full-service gas station model. Now is the time to make a change to allow for consumer choice!
Comprised of business, industry, and resident organizations, Fuel Your Way NJ advocates for the adoption of a hybrid fueling model in New Jersey – giving drivers the option to pump their own gas while maintaining full-service stations across the Garden State. While the cultural mindset in New Jersey leads residents to believe that a full-service model is superior, decades of improved fueling safety innovations and the customer convenience of self-service models challenges the rationale for continuing as is.
Self-service reduces financial burdens on both gas station owners and consumers, and surveys show that moving to a hybrid model will reduce the price of gas for New Jersey drivers by 15 or more cents per gallon. However, the best part about incorporating self-service here in New Jersey is that it gives drivers the option to choose the model that best suits them. If New Jersey moves forward with a self-service proposal, gas stations would provide both self-service and full-service options, so you can still have your gas pumped for you if you want. It is a win-win for everyone.
Fuel Your Way NJ is here to show New Jersey that the time has come to reconsider this outdated practice and integrate a model that will bring us up to speed with the rest of the nation, reduce costs, and provide consumers with a choice.
Sign our Petition to give New Jerseyans a Fuel Choice
It’s way past time for New Jersey to adopt a common-sense approach to pumping our gas. By signing our petition, you’re calling on the Legislature and the Governor to offer a hybrid model — the ability to pump your own gas while maintaining the choice to have it pumped for you.
The reality is by offering both options, New Jerseyans can make a choice to save both time and their hard-earned dollars with self-service. In the end, that’s what we’re looking for… the ability for New Jerseyans to make their own choice, not have it dictated to them.
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To support the Fuel Your Way NJ coalition in our effort to bring meaningful change to New Jersey motorists, please donate today.