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Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallon
CNN Money ^ | 4/23/11 | Ben Rooney

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charges; gas; orlando; station

1 posted on 04/23/2011 10:31:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 04/23/2011 10:32:32 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Obama ought to hot-foot it down there and investigate this gouging.


3 posted on 04/23/2011 10:33:55 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Nachum

Obama is beaming with joy: Mission Accomplished!


4 posted on 04/23/2011 10:34:00 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Nachum
Bush-Cheney-Haliburton.

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.

5 posted on 04/23/2011 10:34:35 PM PDT by SaveTheChief
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To: Nachum

Depending on who you are and, it seems that it’s always the administrations fault!


6 posted on 04/23/2011 10:38:27 PM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: Nachum
Suncoast Energys, located near the Orlando International Airport, was charging $5.69 a gallon for regular gasoline on Friday.

Way to gouge travelers rushing to turn in rental cars with full tanks so they can catch their flights.
7 posted on 04/23/2011 10:39:11 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Nachum

I just checked gasbuddy.com and the average price in Orlando is about $3.76.


8 posted on 04/23/2011 10:43:00 PM PDT by unkus
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

LMOA. You’re right.


9 posted on 04/23/2011 10:45:25 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, but no media heads are exploding. They’re all calm, patient, giving “the one” his room to shift blame...


10 posted on 04/23/2011 10:50:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Nachum; Bob Ireland; Matchett-PI
Don't go to the airport, guys & gals!!

...................................................... FRegards

11 posted on 04/23/2011 10:51:46 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: Nachum

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.


12 posted on 04/23/2011 11:00:45 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Nachum
Barack Hussein 0bama, mmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmmmmm
13 posted on 04/23/2011 11:29:53 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Knowledge and Education for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: SaveTheChief; Nachum
Bush-Cheney-Haliburton. 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.

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. Photobucket

14 posted on 04/23/2011 11:34:41 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Doofer

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?


15 posted on 04/23/2011 11:41:49 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Way to gouge travelers rushing to turn in rental cars with full tanks so they can catch their flights.

Sounds like it. This reminds me of the gas stations in Baker, CA.

16 posted on 04/23/2011 11:43:27 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: bushwon

The chart can be found at this link.

http://market-ticker.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-www?post=184722


17 posted on 04/23/2011 11:47:41 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Doofer

Thanks!


18 posted on 04/23/2011 11:53:25 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Nachum
This station was also in the news here not long ago.

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.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 12:20:08 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 04/24/2011 12:43:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Nachum
Remember these things?


21 posted on 04/24/2011 12:50:13 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 12:53:51 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
'....Way to gouge travelers rushing to turn in rental cars with full tanks so they can catch their flights...' CORRECT ....

BUT IN ANY CASE ......WE NEED A LEADER WHOSE ON THE RIGHT TRACK; FOR EXAMPLE... ONE LIKE THIS ONE....

SARAH SAYS: 

                              'DRILL BABY DRILL!'


23 posted on 04/24/2011 2:24:22 AM PDT by flat
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

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.


24 posted on 04/24/2011 2:30:05 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum
Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallon

"Help is on the way!" - President-elect Barack Obama, Nov. 2008

25 posted on 04/24/2011 4:00:41 AM PDT by jla
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To: Nachum

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.


26 posted on 04/24/2011 4:26:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Nachum
many tourists use the station before returning rental cars on the way to the airport, without realizing how expensive the gas is until it's too late.

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.

27 posted on 04/24/2011 4:33:35 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Pulled into this same station a couple of months ago on my Harley. Had to fill up before heading back to West Melbourne. Saw there was no sign, but didn't think anything of it. Started filling up and noticed I was up to $16.00 and wondered what was going on. Looked at the price per gallon on the pump and went into defib. Had a few words with the attendant and went about my business. All my fault for not checking the pump price before fueling, but still not happy about it. I did learn an important lesson though. Look before you buy.
28 posted on 04/24/2011 5:02:53 AM PDT by animal172 (Does anyone even remember the USA of old?)
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To: Doofer

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.


29 posted on 04/24/2011 5:17:39 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: Nachum
I *think* this is kinda typical. As its historically the thing near Chicago's O'Hare airport.
And that was one of the first things we learned (that I did anyway):
  1. Never get gas near an airport, OR,
  2. At an Oasis on a Tollway.
You're basically a 'captive' so they can ask for your first born child.
30 posted on 04/24/2011 5:33:30 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: tsowellfan

“lower oil prices like Bush did with one speech”

Huh? Care to elaborate?


31 posted on 04/24/2011 5:46:30 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Hey Tea Party folks - what about Social Security reform?)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

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.


32 posted on 04/24/2011 6:02:46 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

“Way to gouge travelers rushing to turn in rental cars with full tanks so they can catch their flights”

My thoughts exactly.


33 posted on 04/24/2011 6:39:51 AM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: central_va
Remember these things?

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.

34 posted on 04/24/2011 6:49:26 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (CW II will be the conservatives against the communists and Marxists.)
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To: Doofer

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.


35 posted on 04/24/2011 6:54:10 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: gonzo
The issue seems fairly well explained on this thread. The 'fight' has been going on for over a year, maybe longer. The issue is not what the stations are charging, but the fact that they do not post their prices where visible from the road.

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!]

36 posted on 04/24/2011 10:02:50 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: KantianBurke
“lower oil prices like Bush did with one speech”

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.

37 posted on 04/24/2011 10:22:07 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Condor51

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.


38 posted on 04/24/2011 10:28:10 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

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?


39 posted on 04/24/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Hey Tea Party folks - what about Social Security reform?)
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To: Nachum

Try $12 a gal (bambi statement)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D_IL3Vwbqg&feature=share


40 posted on 04/25/2011 6:49:33 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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