Skip to comments.Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallon
Posted on 04/23/2011 10:31:42 PM PDT by Nachum
New York - Gas prices are on the rise nationwide, but one filling station in Florida has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest prices in the country. Suncoast Energys, located near the Orlando International Airport, was charging $5.69 a gallon for regular gasoline on Friday. That's the highest of any gas retailer in the nation, according to price tracker gasbuddy.com. By contrast, the average price in the city of Orlando is $3.78 a gallon, a few pennies below the state and national averages. Patrick DeHann,
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Obama ought to hot-foot it down there and investigate this gouging.
Obama is beaming with joy: Mission Accomplished!
If there is anything I learned last time gasoline prices were this high, it's that those guys are responsible. Nothing else could possibly be the cause.
Depending on who you are and, it seems that it’s always the administrations fault!
I just checked gasbuddy.com and the average price in Orlando is about $3.76.
LMOA. You’re right.
Yeah, but no media heads are exploding. They’re all calm, patient, giving “the one” his room to shift blame...
I know that station. I’ve been stuck filling up a rental car there prior to returning it at the airport. I know to avoid it now.
Sarcasm at it's best but here's the real reason. You'll notice as the dollar falls the price of oil increases and that's all because of Obama's buds over at the Federal Reserve printing money like it's going out of style.
Great chart. Question, do you think there are any other factors that contributed to price of oil not reflected in the chart? Where is chart from...I was looking for one earlier this evening?
Sounds like it. This reminds me of the gas stations in Baker, CA.
The chart can be found at this link.
It's around the corner from my office. It's been charging prices like this since it opened 7 or 8 years ago. I've been there once to buy gas. I put a dollar in and charged it. Enough to get me a mile up the road to another station that charges normal gouging prices :)
It's funny that this station and the new one across the street from it, that also charges outrageous prices, are fighting the new sign ordanance tooth and nail. Neither station currently has any signage that displays pricing.
Suncoast Energys, located near the Orlando International Airport, was charging $5.69 a gallon for regular gasoline on Friday.
If someone gets their gas near an airport than they deserve to pay higher costs. Everyone knows that the closer to an airport you are the more you pay. Funny that this is even news.
Isn’t Florida where the dear leader wants to build a train station and railroads. See where there is a ‘will’ there will be a ‘way’ for liberal trains. Wonder how soon before the tracks start getting laid.
Way to gouge travelers rushing to turn in rental cars with full tanks so they can catch their flights.
We just left Orlando last week and the rental car company we used offered a pre-fill option for 15 cents less than the average price in Orlando at the time. That was a great deal so we took it and made sure we returned the car on fumes.
I think the days of them charging more than the local stations is gone, but return it less than full and the price is horrendous.
"Help is on the way!" - President-elect Barack Obama, Nov. 2008
If Obama’s so weak he can do nothing to lower oil prices like Bush did with one speech then he should allow the elderly who are on social security to be able to go to work without it taking anything away from their social security benefits. This would make more sense than forcing them to take out loans from the bank again this coming winter when it’s time to heat their homes.
There's the reason. He was probably the highest station in the nation before this and he'll be the highest station after, too. He has the nearest station and knows he can fleece the public.
Its amazing how few people are aware of that. Most think high are prices are because of tensions in the Middle East or speculators but your chart confirms the relationship between the dollar (USD) and oil prices. Heck, most of my relatives don’t even know what Quantitaive Easing is and what impact it has on the USD.
One thing to add is that chart would look the same with most any commodity (gold, steel, wheat, copper, corn, soybeans, cotton, etc)...but most folks assume that higher prices at the grocery store and at the department store are price gouging.
“lower oil prices like Bush did with one speech”
Huh? Care to elaborate?
I just prepay now. Why bother to fill her up? Usually I get caught in a last second meeting that I don’t have the time to fill her up.
“Way to gouge travelers rushing to turn in rental cars with full tanks so they can catch their flights”
My thoughts exactly.
Yes, I used locking gas caps for years, but most newer vehicles have fuel tank fillers that are almost impossible to siphon out through the filler tubes.
Interesting...as I recall, Bush’s popularity was highly correlated with the price of gas. I suspect Obama’s is also. I suppose that tells you there are diminishing returns to buying votes.
Obviously these vendors are hoping to catch those attempting to return rental cars with a full tank... those who are not careful buyers. I have honestly forgotten the difficulty in the law that keeps the local govt. from forcing these dealers to post their prices visibly from the road.
The fact that this keeps emerging in the natl media is probably just a fight for tourist dollars in a flagging economy [AND it is still flagging!]
Huh? Care to elaborate?
Gas prices dropped from $3.70 / gal to $1.67 after Bush made a speech and executive order(s). I'm not going to post a link to support every statement I post.
Yup, I’ve done my share of stupid things when I was younger.
...like taking a friend to the airport for a lobster dinner... In Maine...where you can buy live lobster at the grocery store for $3 a pound. I don’t even want to tell you how much the lobster dinner was at PWM.
And a small cup of coffee at the Saigon airport... $5 when I could have gotten one for only a few cents in district one before going to the airport.
That’s a pretty big claim to make without substantiation. What executive order did he make? When did this take place? What section of the country did you get your gass price figures from?
Try $12 a gal (bambi statement)
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