Gas Prices Jump 11 Cents At The Pump In New Jersey

SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The pain at the pump just keeps getting worse for drivers in the Tri-State area.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney With Drivers At The Edison Rest Area Along The New Jersey Turnpike

Just days before Easter, drivers in New Jersey were pummeled as prices jumped 11 cents per gallon at rest stop stations along the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway on Friday.

“I’m glad I’m here 11 cents earlier,” said one frustrated driver who beat the big hike on Thursday.

“I just came from New York, the Bronx, and I figured let me fill up now so it’ll last me, for what, another week?” said another driver.

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Car owners in the Garden State have become accustomed to the weekly price hikes, and have taken to lining up Thursday night to top off before the prices jump. After 7 a.m. on Fridays though, drivers dread coming to the pumps.

The so-called “sticker shock” is getting less shocking and more frustrating.

“It gets worse and I own a home in Toms River so it’s a lot of back and forth. It costs quite a bit of money,” Ted Amoroso, who was filling up his tank at a Secaucus gas station, said.

It’s not any easier for New York residents, where the gas is even more expensive. Residents told CBS 2 that they’re growing increasingly frustrated by the price spikes.

“it’s just another annoying thing going on in this world,” Mirem Villamil, of Park Slope, told CBS 2’s Kristin Thorne.

“You’re used to the tank getting filled around $50, and then suddenly it jumps and keeps going, and you’re like, ‘what’s going on,’ you know,” Manhattan resident Susan Cohen said.

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.84. Many residents in the Tri-State area say they are paying much more than that. In Connecticut, gas prices are $4.10 and in New York they are $4.04. New Jersey drivers get a bit of a break coming in at just $3.72.

To get the most out of the gallon of gas, experts say filling up late at night or early in the morning is the best bet. Driving below 60 miles per hour and making sure your tires are aligned will also help get the most out of that gallon.

Keeping your air conditioning on low – or turned off – will also help save gas.

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  1. Pearl says:

    Just remember the ” I am Legend ” movie….the gas price there $6 almost $7…and that is in 2012…..?!

  2. Rod in says:

    Let’s tax all these gas and oil companies until they make no profit.

  3. Mad Max says:

    Remember the Mad Max movies,thats what it will be like very soon,make sure you honour your 2nd amendmant right cause judgement day is coming.

  4. Tom says:

    I hope gas is $10 a gallon by 2020

  5. Jen says:

    I just went and bought a locking gas cap! Need to protect gas like it’s the new gold.

  6. Barre Flynn says:

    Scratch your head. Who is making all the money off these price increases. Something really stinks here and it isn’t the gas. Last time around our politicians put the breaks on all of this and the prices receded. People need to scream very loud until the Govt gets the message. When will the common people get raises to pay for all of this. I can only imagine that there will be a time when people will have to fight to stay alive. Only they won’t be able to because they are to full of sugar!

  7. John V. says:

    We are all to blame. the entre planet is being ruined. There has to be an alternative energy source developed for automobiles. I say make gas 6 bucks a gallon and use some of that money for research into alternative energy.

  8. Charles says:

    “”To get the most out of the gallon of gas, experts say filling up late at night or early in the morning is the best bet. Driving below 60 miles per hour and making sure your tires are aligned will also help get the most out of that gallon.

    Keeping your air conditioning on low – or turned off – will also help save gas.””

    All of what was just said has been catagorically proven to be nothing but false…just shut up and stick to the facts about gas prices everyone, and stop giving us “advice” that amounts to nothing more than “old wive’s tales”…and who’s this EXPERT? Your mother?

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