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June 13, 2018
Motorists Digging Deeper to Fuel Up

North Dakota consumers are spending $68 more a month to fill-up their vehicle gas tanks compared to last summer. With the regular gasoline average through today running about 12 percent higher than one year ago, North Dakotans are spending, on average, 7.5 percent of annual income on gas, up from 6.1 percent in 2017. Nationally, the average is 7 percent. Read more...


December 12, 2017
Premium Gas Not Always Worth the Extra Cost

Do you buy premium gasoline when you don't need to? Some motorists think they are doing their car a favor, but AAA released new research that shows paying-up for premium may not be worth the extra money. While some vehicles are designed to run on and require premium octane gasoline, others simply recommend it. So AAA set out to determine the effects of using premium gasoline in vehicles that recommend it, and whether the benefits in fuel economy and horsepower are worth the higher price at the pump.
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September 20, 2016
AAA: DRIVERS WASTE $2.1 BILLION ON PREMIUM GASOLINE

American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars in the last year by using premium-grade gasoline in vehicles designed to run on regular fuel, according to new AAA research. Currently fewer than one in five vehicles on the road require high octane fuel, while the vast majority (70%) are designed to operate on regular gasoline. A national survey of motorists revealed that 16.5 million U.S. drivers used premium gasoline in a vehicle designed to run on regular fuel at least once in the past year.
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