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Power at the Gas Pump: Oregon Lets Drivers Fuel Their Own Cars, Lifting Decades-Old Self-Serve Ban

August 4, 2023 |

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For the first time in 72 years, Oregon motorists can grab a fuel nozzle and pump gas into their cars on their own, since a decades-old ban on self-serve gas stations has been revoked.

That leaves New Jersey as the only state that prohibits motorists from pumping their own gas. A few countries also ban it, including South Africa, where attendants offer to check fluid levels and clean the windshield, with tipping expected.

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