According to a CNN story and a AAA report, New Jersey is the last state whose average price for a gallon of gasoline has surpassed $2.00. Still, New Jersey remains at the bottom of the list thanks to local refineries, ports and low taxes.
Luckilly, there are two low cost gas stations on my route home from work. As of last night, one in Newark was $1.92. That location happens to be a new Delta gasoline station that was recently rebuilt after a pump exploded several months ago, closing down the adjacent highway.
The other station along my route is a Gasway station in the next town over from my apartment. It is usually below average, but last night it was very close. Gasoline at that pump cost $2.01. It’s been difficult getting accustomed to paying more than $20.00 for a full 350-to-400-mile tank of gasoline.
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Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published April 6, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.