Huntington officials consider dropping ban on self-service gas stations

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A ban on self-service gas stations in Huntington may be running out of fuel.

The Town of Huntington is proposing a law that would give stations the option of having self-serve pumps. They would still be required to have at least one full-service pump.

Customers and retailers say this proposal gives consumers a choice, which may allow customers to save money.

Keith Beyer of the Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association supports the proposed change, saying it should lower prices because full-service stations usually need more employees.

The ban has been in place since the 1970s because drivers were skimming gas when prices were high.

A public hearing on the proposal will take place at Huntington Town Hall on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

The Town of Huntington and parts of Oregon and New Jersey are the only places in the U.S. that ban self-service gas stations.

 

 

 

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