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Letter: Not all gas dealers on detergent list

In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo, a

In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo, a customer puts gas in their vehicle in Miami. A new survey from AAA finds that saving a few pennies on non-brand gasoline can eventually hurt your car's fuel economy. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Photo Credit: AP

The article on gasoline detergents was very informative [“AAA: Level of gas detergents important,” July 8]. As indicated, retailers pay a fee to include their names in the website that lists top-tier fuels. That tells me that the absence of a gasoline brand or retailer from the list doesn’t necessarily mean that the gasoline doesn’t meet the detergent requirements.

I buy gas at a well-known, widely available retailer that is not listed. I called the retailer about it. I was told that the gas met automaker detergent requirements as described on the Top Tier gas website, but that the retailer and the gasoline supplier chose not to pay the fee to be listed.

Paul Jacobs, Huntington

 

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