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Rural Oregonians to pump their own gas Jan. 1

Tuesday, December 29, 2015by  Jon Osterberg

Finally, self-serve gasoline is coming to Oregon.
     Well, parts of the state, at least. Specifically, in rural counties with fewer than 40,000 residents.
     As noted in this blog last summer, Oregon’s legislature passed a bill allowing drivers to pump their own gas, and Gov. Brown signed the bill into law effective Jan. 1.
     Drivers can pump only between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The intent is to make refueling easier in small-population counties where gas stations don’t generate enough profit to justify 24-hour service attendants.
     Check out KATU-TV’s poll that asks if self-service gas should be available everywhere in Oregon.

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