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Old 05-24-2013, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Well in Southern Oregon's finally hit $4.00/gallon.

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Originally Posted by dhayden View Post
Fred.. can we pump our own gas in Oregon yet?

We just jumped to 3.58
Only 2 wheel vech's; fairly recent change at that. Last I heard there is only one other State (New Jersey?) that isn't self serve. Here in Oregon the "Urban Legend" on how the no self serve got started is some lady was pumping her gas (gas cap on the passenger side), got back in her car while that was going on ..... and drove off!

Hose is still in the fill tube, pulled the whole pump over and a spark set the whole thing off. Gas Station was burned to the ground.

Next thing was someone in Salem did a 'Ah Ha! What a way to create jobs.'

Rest is history.

Fred

Edit: The price of fuel in Montana really got my attention a year back driving over to Hamilton. The difference in price between Medford and there was in the fifty cents a gallon range. Just don't run low on fuel, the stops can be one hell of a long way apart.
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