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Many Oregonians Not Happy About Pumping Their Own Gas

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 14:51:39-05

Many Oregonians are not happy about the state’s new self-service gas law and have taken to social media to express their grievances. 

CBS affiliate KTVL posted a poll on their Facebook page and some of the comments were pretty entertaining. 

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However, many gas stations in two central Oregon counties said they will continue to pump gas for customers despite a new law allowing self-serve gasoline in rural counties taking effect in a few days.

The Bulletin reports employees at several Crook and Jefferson county gas stations say they are unaware of any plans to change to self-service.

Others were unaware that the new law allowing 24-hour self-service refueling in sparsely populated counties takes effect Monday. Culver Shell & Feed owner Jeffrey Honeywell said Thursday that his Prineville gas station is part of the handful that are ready for self-service.

His gas station had already changed to "sundown to sun-up" self-serve gas when the state legalized it in 2015. Honeywell says there will be someone available to assist customers.