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AAA says Premium Fuel not always worth the Price

 

AAAOrlando, FL – According to new research from AAA, premium gasoline offers some benefit to select vehicles, but is becoming increasingly expensive for drivers. In recent years, the price gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen from a historically steady 10 percent to 25 percent or more per gallon.

While past AAA research has shown no benefit in using premium gasoline in a vehicle designed to operate on regular fuel, new testing indicates that some vehicles – those that recommend, but do not require premium gasoline – may see increased fuel economy and performance under certain driving conditions when using the higher-octane gasoline.

AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost. (AAA)

AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost. (AAA)

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AAA reports Pipeline Outage causes Gasoline Shortages and Rising Prices

 

AAATampa, FL A pipeline leak has led to a major problem for motorists along the eastern United States. Georgia and Tennessee are among six states that have declared a state of emergency after a leak was detected along the Colonial Pipeline. Pump prices in these states are rising, while some stations have reportedly run out of gasoline. 

The Colonial Pipeline transports more than 100 million gallons of petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel a day, to markets between Houston and New York City.

Colonial Pipeline outage causes Gas Prices to Rise in Tennessee.

Colonial Pipeline outage causes Gas Prices to Rise in Tennessee.

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TEMA, TDCI Issue Consumer Reminder About Portable Fuel Container Risks & Price Gouging Laws

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and State Fire Marshal’s Office are reminding Tennesseans of the hazards associated with filling portable fuel containers at petroleum stations.

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AAA Study shows not all Gasoline is created Equal

 

AAATampa, FL – Many motorists choose a gas station based on location or price, but a recent AAA study reveals there is a difference in fuel quality depending on where you purchase your gas.

One-third of retailers nationwide sell gasolines that meet TOP TIER™ standards among all octane grades. Gasolines that earn the TOP TIER™ designation are marketed as containing enhanced, engine-cleaning detergent additives that promote optimal vehicle performance by minimizing engine deposits.

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AAA reports Gas Price Decline stalls as Maintenance Continues

 

AAATampa, FL – The price of gasoline inched up an average of about a cent during the past week, but prices leveled off during the weekend. The national average price of $2.29 is the cheapest for this day since 2004.

“Gas prices fluctuated during the past couple of weeks, because gasoline demand is unusually high at a time when refineries are entering their maintenance season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fortunately, the slight upward pressure on prices is typically short-lived and gasoline should get cheaper through the end of the year.”

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AAA reports August Gas Prices hit 4-Year Low

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists heading to the gas pumps are finding the cheapest August gas prices since 2010. On August 1st, 2010, the national average price was $2.74. Since that time, average prices on August 1 ranged from $3.52 in 2012, to $3.71 in 2011.

The current average of $3.50 is 3 cents cheaper than last week and the discount at the pump should continue in the near future. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports Gas Prices Fall to Lowest Level in Four Months

 

AAATampa, FL – Gasoline is selling at the lowest price since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices. The national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines.

Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days respectively.

“Oil prices briefly rose following the crash of Malaysian Airliner Flight MH17, but gas prices didn’t skip a beat last week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists continue to enjoy discounts at the pump and that’s likely to continue this week.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports Independence Day Gas Prices likely to be Highest in Six Years

 

AAATampa, FL – Gasoline prices are beginning to decline as we approach the Independence Day holiday weekend. AAA forecasts the most automobile travelers in seven years, as more than 34.8 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more.

However, motorists are likely to find the most expensive gasoline prices for Independence Day since 2008.

Independence Day holiday

Independence Day holiday

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AAA says Gas Prices continue to Slide, more relief in sight

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices in the southeast made modest declines last week and the discount at the pump is likely to continue in the near future.

“Fundamentals are putting downward pressure on the price of oil,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists could see prices fall at a faster rate in the coming weeks.” «Read the rest of this article»

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What to do when a repairman tries to take advantage of you

 

Clarksville, TN – I took my lawn mower to a local repair shop, because I had mistakenly left some gas in the tank last year and it went bad. This generally requires that the fuel line and fuel pump or filter be cleaned out.

The shop I took it to immediately started going on about the carburetor being clogged, and added that it may not be cleanable, clearly forgetting that the reason lawn mowers have a priming bulb is that fuel drains out of the carburetor after sitting for just a few hours.

This didn’t give me a good vibe, so needless to say I didn’t have them do the repair. «Read the rest of this article»

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