Rural Oregonians Can Now Pump Own Gas – Will Chaos Ensue?

Eric Scheiner | January 3, 2018
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In this new year of 2018, gas stations in communities with 40,000 residents or less will be allowed to pump their own gas in Oregon.

This new law is a deviation from the norm, as historically Oregon is one of two states that do not allow customers to pump their own gas.

But with this new power, comes of course, new responsibility. Some Oregonians may not be ready for it.

From KTVL:

“Our regular, longtime customers love coming here and talking to us while we pump their gas," said Shelby Perkins, a cashier at a 76 gas station in Prineville.

She added that she wasn't sure regular customers even knew how to operate the pumps.


KTVL’s Facebook page posed the question: “Do you think Oregon should allow self-serve gas stations statewide?

The question really does deserve the full attention of the internet and it has received it. Many of the responses are absolutely hysterical (some images are provided below). Feel free of course, to visit the KTVL Facebook page yourself by clicking here.






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