$1.99 On a Gas Pump in New Jersey? Yes! Here’s Where to Find It
If it seems like the price goes up every time you drive past a gas station in New Jersey, that's not too far from the truth.
Just a few weeks ago, we were all nearly celebrating "cheap" gas that was around the $2.99 mark in the Garden State.
Fast forward to not even the middle of April now and we're back to the $3.30s and 3.40s -- and it's not even "summer driving season" yet (you know, the excuse we hear for when gas goes up even more between Memorial and Labor Days).
But what if you could go back in time and find gas for $1.99 at a pump in New Jersey?
In my recent travels, I found the one and only gas pump offering such a bargain.
- Remember this? One year ago, gas was around $4.35/gallon across New Jersey
And if you are saying to yourself, "What's the catch," well, sadly, you will need a time machine.
At the corner of the Black Horse Pike and Franklin Blvd. in Pleasantville sits an old gas station. It's been closed for years, however, I always took notice of the old-school pumps in front of the building. You certainly don't see those anymore.
Since those pumps are still in decent shape, lately I have been wondering what the price on them was set at.
So I took a look at the price of "lead free regular" (when was the last time anyone called it that?)...
And it was $1.99!
Wouldn't it be fantastic to fill up at $1.99/gallon again?! Those were the days.
Interestingly enough, this isn't the only non-existent cheap gas price in the area.
Over in Northfield, an independent gas station on Tilton Road closed a few years ago and they never took their sign down. Here, it's a mere $2.10/gallon...
And if you want to see what people were paying for gas during the year you were born...