Customers line up for low gas price

June 17, 2008 3:24:17 PM PDT
One New Jersey gas station's low prices has people talking and pumping. It's hard to believe that motorist would actually think that gas selling for $3.73 a gallon would be considered a bargain, but that's exactly what's happing at a local station.

The cheapest gas in the area was at the Pioneer station on Black Horse Pike in Turnersville that saw drivers waiting in line to buy regular gasoline for $3.73 a gallon.

While some nearby stations are charging from $3.79 to $3.99 a gallon for regular, this Pioneer's cash price is 3.73. The key word is cash, as the credit or debit card price is 10 cents a gallon more.

Most of the customers were using cash to pay for their gas, though, some did lament about not paying wtih credit card, as they were unsure whether they would be carrying enough money for the gas.

According to the station managers, processing credit cards costs the station money, so if customers are willing to pay with cash they can get the better prices.

The national average for regular unleaded is at $4.08 a gallon.

In the Philadelphia metro area the price is up to $4.15

In Delaware, the cost is $4.06 a gallon.

In New Jersey, the average is $4 a gallon.