Will You be Pumping Your Own Gas? Maybe

Will you be pumping your own gas soon?

The latest legislative attempt to bring self-serve to Oregon has seen a bit of traction as of late. Driven by compromise, House Bill 31-94 would permit gas stations to designate up to 25 percent of their tanks for self-service. Prices would not vary by service type.

“A compromise position like this that allows both sides and folks the option to choose what they would rather have, could be the right solution for gasoline in Oregon,” said State Rep. Julie Fahey.

Past legislative compromises did permit stations in communities of less than 10,000 to offer self-serve.

New Jersey is the only other state in the country that does not permit self-serve gas pumping.