The savings motorists are experiencing by filling their tanks with fishing boat fuel may well eventually backfire, as mechanics are warning that prolonged use of regular fuel will cause engines to malfunction.
The sale of regular gasoline, which is used by fishermen, has been increasing since Government raised the price of super at the pumps from $3.97 per litre to $4.97 in the 2019 Budget.
Minister of Finance Colm Imbert has dismissed claims on social media that the price of super gasoline is actually $5.00 as "nonsense".
Several have taken to social media claiming the gas price of $4.97 is, in reality, the rounded figure of $5.00 as the one cent is no longer legal tender.
In response, the Finance Minister in a text message to Guardian Media said, "Who buys only one litre of gas in cash? And how was it done last week? When the price was $3.97?"
The super gas price was raised by $1 during Monday's presentation.