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Pain at the pump eased for a day in NJ as some gas stations lower prices, to promote self-serve

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GLASSBORO, N.J. - Dozens of gas stations in New Jersey want to give drivers a break at the pump Friday, but it’s an effort to promote self-serve in the Garden State.Sal Risalvato, the Executive Director with New Jersey Gasoline Convenient Store and Automotive Association, is behind this movement and wants current legislation sitting in the New Jersey Assembly, making self-serve gas pumping an option, to move forward."That discount that they’re making available tomorrow would be available every day if they were permitted to offer self-serve.

There are many people that would love to be able to pump their own gas because they do not like waiting for an attendant," Risalvato stated.MORE HEADLINESKashmir Gill runs Gill Energy, which operates many gas stations across the state.

He has had to close some of his stations at night, due to high labor costs."Every gallon we pump here, in New Jersey, our labor cost is almost 10 to 12 cents, per gallon.

Then, credit card fees are 7 or 8 cents. That’s 20 cents and that’s a lot of expense," Gill explained.Gill says, on top of that, filing positions is a struggle. "You can’t get people to pump gas.

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