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No Self-Service Gas Stations in Oregon

While on our trip in Portland, Oregon, I tried filling up at a gas station only to be told that self-service pumps were banned. It turns out that New Jersey is the other of 2 U.S. states that do not allow self-service gas stations. From various news clippings online, it seems that Oregon doesn’t trust its residents to handle dangerous materials such as gasoline. I guess with staggering numbers of people igniting themselves in the other 48 states at the gas pumps, it’s no wonder.

So, if you’re traveling in Oregon or New Jersey stay in your car and let them do the work, but I wouldn’t recommend using a debit card. Giving away your pin code is just asking for trouble.

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Categories: Travel
  1. Kyle
    October 5, 2006 at 8:08 pm

    Why can’t that happen to stupid people? 🙂

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