Costco begins limiting gas sales to members only in New Jersey

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Costco limits gas sales to members only
Costco says it is limiting its gas sales to members only.

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Starting Tuesday, only Costco members will be able to fill up at Costco gas stations.

The change includes stations across New Jersey.

Starting July 5, a Costco membership card will be required to buy gasoline at the stations run by the retailer.

Gas at Costco stations is typically less expensive than elsewhere.

The price for a gallon of regular gas at Coscto in New Jersey Tuesday was $4.55, about 25 cents less than the state average for unleaded.

New Jersey, however, has previously said restricting gas sales violates state law, and Costco and other warehouse clubs scrapped a similar plan in 2004 as a result.

But officials recently determined limiting sales to members only does not violate state consumer protection laws.

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