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(Philly Burbs)   In some parts of the world, a gallon of gasoline costs the equivalent of $8. New Jersey, for example   (phillyburbs.com) divider line 20
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2012-09-12 09:50:55 AM
There goes the only reason to ever go to New Jersey.

/okay, there's also Atlantic City.
 
2012-09-12 09:55:16 AM
 
2012-09-12 10:18:56 AM
While gas may be $8 a gallon in New Jersey I get much better millage as the "air" is mildly combustible.
 
2012-09-12 10:23:04 AM
I can always tell when gas prices go up, without looking at the prices.

When prices go up a little, people ask me about what motorcycle to buy.

When prices go up a lot, they ask about bicycles.
 
2012-09-12 10:23:46 AM
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I... just... yeah... it's not even a New Jersey site, wtf?
 
2012-09-12 10:36:00 AM
That's what you get when you do business with the Soviets Russians...
 
2012-09-12 10:36:44 AM

Cheron: While gas may be $8 a gallon in New Jersey I get much better millage as the "air" is mildly combustible.


NJ routinely has the cheapest gas in the northeastern US, thanks to all the refineries there.

However, for the last couple of years their prices have been on par with, or even slightly higher than,
the surrounding states. Part if this could be down to the closing of the big Exxon refinery in Elizabeth
a few years ago, but it is mostly a barometer of how messed up our economy has become during this
recession.

/NJ born and raised
//Dad owned a gas station, so unlike most of my fellows I knew how to pump my own gas since I was 11.
 
2012-09-12 10:49:09 AM

DjangoStonereaver: //Dad owned a gas station, so unlike most of my fellows I knew how to pump my own gas since I was 11.


But you still weren't allowed to. Tragic.
 
2012-09-12 10:54:44 AM
Living in Toronto doesn't help, either.
Premium is way above $5/gallon already.
 
2012-09-12 11:05:54 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: DjangoStonereaver: //Dad owned a gas station, so unlike most of my fellows I knew how to pump my own gas since I was 11.

But you still weren't allowed to. Tragic.


Even after all this time, it is still strange to pump my own gas.

Conversely, whenever I'm back in NJ, I have often caught myself halfway out the car door.... ;-)
 
2012-09-12 11:39:46 AM
Good. Hopefully it will help to keep them out of PA.
 
2012-09-12 11:40:32 AM

DjangoStonereaver: However, for the last couple of years their prices have been on par with, or even slightly higher than,
the surrounding states. Part if this could be down to the closing of the big Exxon refinery in Elizabeth
a few years ago, but it is mostly a barometer of how messed up our economy has become during this
recession.


They're still cheaper than PA (at least in South Jersey) and NY is much more expensive than both. Don't know about Delaware, they might make up for it by tolling the fark of every road that dips into the state for a mile or two.

/live in PA, work in Jersey
 
2012-09-12 11:44:28 AM
I find it funny that most of the comments have nothing to do with the REASON the gas stations are doing this.. they aren't trying to stick it to the customers, they are trying to send a message to the company about their policy about pricing gas.. so if they raise the price so high that no one in their right mind will stop, then maybe the company will MAYBE rethink their policy and allow them to price gas more competitive.

Having worked for a Shell station I know that some companies have stupid ways of setting their price, for instance the Shell station I worked at had me going to other stations seeing what they charge and then we charge 1 cent MORE.. and why? because we were out of the way and no other stations near us.. it is very stupid how companies set these standards..
 
2012-09-12 02:12:40 PM
Then there's that Exxon station in Metropark at 27 and Wood Avenue that's always a dollar more than the BP across the street. I think there's another one like that in Summit. My guess is that the guy wants to have a garage with an Exxon sign in front of it without having to bother with, you know, gasoline.
 
2012-09-12 05:43:45 PM
Jimpoz, if you happen to hang around Metropark early in the morning, you might see some official/gov't vehicles filling up at that Exxon. Some interesting money is changing hands, and no one cares, because hey, it's Jersey.

/Lived in Iselin for 13 years
 
2012-09-12 06:18:56 PM
Don't talk about gas prices...I live in Chicago - highest fuel prices in the country.
 
2012-09-12 09:25:16 PM
It's a case of Classic Supply and Demand-- $8 a gallon is worth it just to get out of New Jersey.

Still cheaper than a New York City airport cab. I think the record is about $25,000 for a cab from JFK to Manhatten.
 
2012-09-13 12:07:45 AM

cirby: I can always tell when gas prices go up, without looking at the prices.

When prices go up a little, people ask me about what motorcycle to buy.

When prices go up a lot, they ask about bicycles.


There's no way I'm riding a bicycle 14 miles to work and my Harley tourer gets over 50 mpg so HA! The Sportster only gets about 45 but it's a helluva lot more fun to ride.

/Got a Honda that gets almost 60
// Had the HD's for about 7,000 miles. So far so good.
 
2012-09-13 01:13:27 AM
I just got gas today. when the gas station across the street is selling at 3.49, you have a lot of stones charging 4.05 for regular
 
2012-09-13 07:30:11 AM
Does no one notice that the price in the picture is actually 9.99.
 
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