Is it illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon?
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From http://www.dumblaws.com/law/686 -

Quote:Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states in the United States that require attendants to pump gas at gas stations. There are many arguments for it, but many are not very well substantiated. It is claimed that it should not matter because gas prices are lower in these two states. Insurance costs for gas stations go down slightly if a "qualified attendant" is pumping the gas, but they must also pay for the cost of hiring an extra worker. Combined with varying taxes on gasoline between states, its true affect on gas price is anyone's guess. It is also claimed that having your own gas pumped for you is superior because drivers don't have to brave the elements and fiddle with the gas pump and their gas cap. With the exception of a few elderly and disabled persons, most people are perfectly capable of getting out of their car in a covered area for five minutes and place a nozzle in their gas tank. Another argument is that by forcing consumers to go to gas stations with attendants, it helps out the job market. Opponents argue that employing these people is merely a waste of money, and if jobs are needed, other opportunities could easily be created (i.e. city beautification). Regardless of the truth behind the matter, Oregon and New Jersey are keeping this law on the books and fully enforcing it.
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I spend a lot of time in Oregon. My brother and my sister both live there. Its probibly the most beautiful state in the US. But it sures has some stupid laws. This gas pumping ban is just plane stupid. It serves absolutely no purpose, except maybe to provide a few minimum wage jobs to people (maybe the graduates of unaccredited colleges that Alan Contreras put out of work).
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RespectableGent Wrote:From http://www.dumblaws.com/law/686 -

Quote:Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states in the United States that require attendants to pump gas at gas stations. There are many arguments for it, but many are not very well substantiated. It is claimed that it should not matter because gas prices are lower in these two states. Insurance costs for gas stations go down slightly if a "qualified attendant" is pumping the gas, but they must also pay for the cost of hiring an extra worker. Combined with varying taxes on gasoline between states, its true affect on gas price is anyone's guess. It is also claimed that having your own gas pumped for you is superior because drivers don't have to brave the elements and fiddle with the gas pump and their gas cap. With the exception of a few elderly and disabled persons, most people are perfectly capable of getting out of their car in a covered area for five minutes and place a nozzle in their gas tank. Another argument is that by forcing consumers to go to gas stations with attendants, it helps out the job market. Opponents argue that employing these people is merely a waste of money, and if jobs are needed, other opportunities could easily be created (i.e. city beautification). Regardless of the truth behind the matter, Oregon and New Jersey are keeping this law on the books and fully enforcing it.

I buy gas in New Jersey whenever possible (and since I currently live there it means almost all the time) as it is less expensive than the surrounding states (NY, PA, DE). At first it took a little while to get used to using full service since I had most recently lived in the self-service states of Florida and Nevada. The lower gas price would seem counterintuitive but it is mostly due to the location of refineries in New Jersey and slightly lower gas taxes* than neighboring states.

* New Jersey more than makes up for the revenue loss by having the highest property taxes in the nation, a high sales tax and a state income tax.
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Quote:Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states in the United States that require attendants to pump gas at gas stations.

Gay Al is proud to enforce Oregon law.  You can't pump your own, but you sure can pump your buddy's.   If anybody is going to get a nozzle up their tailpipe he wants to be sure it's him.
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(10-02-2010, 02:05 AM)Don Dresden Wrote: Gay Al is proud to enforce Oregon law.  You can't pump your own, but you sure can pump your buddy's.   If anybody is going to get a nozzle up their tailpipe he wants to be sure it's him.
I would love to stick a gas nozzle up Al's ass and then light a match afterwards.

Would serve that fucking bastard right!
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(10-03-2011, 06:16 PM)Virtual Bison Wrote: I would love to stick a gas nozzle up Al's ass and then light a match afterwards.

It's been a month and nobody has taken the straight line bait, so I guess I'll have to make with the obvious...

That would give new meaning to the term "flaming faggot"!

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