NJ toll roads give gas bargains

April 23, 2008 3:36:20 PM PDT
Drivers who use two main interstates in New Jersey are being treated to cheaper gas.Drivers at the Parkway rest stop in Galloway Township are waiting in lines that, at times, back up the entrance ramps to take advantage of what these days feels like a bargain: $3.17 a gallon for regular gas.

"I can't believe it. I've never seen anything like this. This is like the gas shortage of the late 70s and 80s.Its crazy," Jack Cipolla of Staten Island, New York said.

"When gas prices are this cheap, we just go wherever we possibly can. When we see something like this we're like, 'Oh my God' let's fill up our gas tank," Jessica Wegrzynski of Bridgewater, New Jersey said.

Regular gas here is 17 cents or more below what drivers are paying for gas elsewhere. Under their contracts with the state, stations along the Parkway and the NJ Turnpike can only change prices once a week on Fridays.

"This is my second vehicle I brought over here to fill up today. I called my family, friends, relatives, everybody to come here," Patty Angelo of Galloway Township said.

Regular gas here is 17 cents or more below what drivers are paying for gas elsewhere. Under their contracts with the state, stations along the Parkway and the NJ Turnpike can only change prices once a week on Fridays.

Amazingly, some people don't mind what can sometimes be a 25 minute wait to gas up.

"I'll wait any time if you can save some money. I mean everything's bad right now," John Peters of Galloway Township said,

"Yes, it was worth the wait because where we come from it's $3.70 a gallon. When we saw $3.17, we drove right in and filled up the tank," Bob Sweeney of Staten Island, New York said.

Most of New Jersey is paying an average of 3-34 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

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