We ran an article in our last issueÂ about how gas prices work and in doing some digging on prices around the country, we noticed that if New Yorkers look across the border into New Jersey, they'll see gas prices are about 30 cents cheaper there. So by driving a few extra miles, you couldÂ save a significant amount of money over the course of a year, right? Not exactly. Did you know there are still two states in the union - Oregon and New Jersey - where self service pumps are still forbidden? So even though the gas itself is a little cheaper over in the Garden State, you end up paying extra for full-service, whichÂ erases most of the savings.
A few factsÂ to prep forÂ Jeopardy's gasoline category:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Speaking of gasoline, I can't believe this story about two girls that "fuel the fire" wasn't up for an Oscar.
Check out this wikipedia article for more than you ever wanted to know on gas stations.