EDISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Gas prices are falling so low that traffic backups are building up at spots with the biggest bargains in New Jersey.
The price for a gallon of regular dropped at the Fuel One station from $1.65 to $1.63 Wednesday morning, Adams reported.
One man said lines at the station can stretch a mile.
“A lot of trucks, a lot of cars, very busy,” he said.
At the Costco in Clifton, motorists waited in line for about 15 minutes Wednesday morning to pay $1.69 for a gallon of regular. The price was expected to drop even lower Thursday, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
Other gas stations in the area charge approximately 30 cents per gallon more, Adams reported.
Motorists said they’re enjoying the lower prices while it lasts.
“It used to cost me $80 a week for gas, I’m down to 35, 40 bucks,” another driver said.
“With the gas companies you never know, one minute it’s at this price and then when it gets to $4, $5 a gallon they’ll be like, ‘Oh well, you know,’ they always have an issue,” one driver said.
“I hope it lasts forever,” another driver said. “Somebody’s playing games. OPEC and all the oil people are playing games with us for some reason.”
On Saturday, lines of cars spilled onto Route 1 at a Raceway gas station where the price per gallon was $1.77. It was a great deal, but earlier in the day gas was $1.69, causing traffic to back up so badly employees told CBS2 police asked them to raise their prices to match their competitors.
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