Gas prices drop slightly

AAA: Premium Fuel Not Worth The Price

East Coast and Midwest states are seeing the largest drops in gas prices – as much as six cents – in the last week. The state average declined 2 cents during the past week.

AAA says gas prices are expected to drop as supply strengthens and the demand for gasoline weakens throughout the winter.

AAA reported that over the past four weeks gas prices have been on steady decline across the country.

This is a pricey proposition as a recent study by AAA found the price gap between regular and premium gasoline has increased from 23 cents in 2009 to 50 cents today.

Across the country, the average price of gasoline has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon, bringing the national average to $2.45/g.

"There's no question that higher-octane premium fuel has the potential to boost a vehicle's fuel economy and performance, however, engines have to be calibrated to require that fuel to see the full benefit", John Nielsen, AAA's Managing Director of Automotive Engineering and fix, said in a statement.

Some 1.5 million cars and trucks were sold in the US a year ago that advise motorists to use premium gas.

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The research gives lie to the widespread belief that auto owners benefit from using more expensive high-octane premium fuel in vehicles that run fine on regular. But that's just an average.

"Each vehicle was tested on a dynamometer, which measures horsepower, and emissions testing equipment to determine fuel economy and tailpipe emissions when using both fuel types in a variety of driving conditions". A series of tests were conducted to determine whether the use of premium gasoline resulted in improved fuel economy and increased performance (horsepower).

That means fuel savings are not enough to offset the cost difference between Regular and Premium gas.

While engines that recommend premium deliver little bang for the extra buck, vehicles that require premium should always get the higher octane fuel.

In some cars, usually luxury models, Premium fuel is actually required, not just recommended.

It's ultimately up to owners to decide if premium fuel is worth it, but choosing regular won't harm engines.

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