Rising oil prices are forcing New Jersey drivers to pay more for gas. According to the AAA, the average price for conventional gas in the state is now $ 3.89 a gallon, up 26 cents last week, 45 cents last month and more than a dollar higher than this time last year.
Industry officials believe that lifting a decades-long ban on New Jersey drivers pumping their own gas could cut costs. This week, state lawmakers unveiled a bill proposing the measure, but Gov. Phil Murphy said he was not yet involved. “I don’t necessarily subscribe to it because I need to understand more about the impact it will have, but we’re trying to find any way – in light of this war of Putin’s bandit choice – to make this state more accessible,” Murphy said.
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