Ouch!! $5 Plus Gas In Orlando

Discussion in 'Economics' started by cstfx, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. cstfx



    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, senior analyst at gasbuddy.com, said 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.

    The manager of Suncoast Energys, Bob Barnes, confirmed Friday that the station is also charging $5.74 a gallon for medium grade gas and $5.79 for premium.

    When told that these were the highest prices in the nation, Barnes said, "I don't know about that; we don't check other prices."

    But authorities in Orlando -- where tourism helps drive the local economy -- have taken notice of the high prices at Suncoast and another gas station near the airport.

    The city does not have the authority to regulate gas prices, so Orlando recently passed an ordinance requiring gas stations to post prices on signs that are clearly visible from the street.

    The stations now have until May 12 to comply with the rule, or face fines of $250 a day, according to Cassandra Lafser, a spokeswoman for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

    Lafser said the stations have not yet requested the permits required to put in the new signs. But they still have a few weeks to act before the fines kick in, she added.
  2. They're Jewing everyone. Welcome to America.
  3. what does jewing mean?

    Did you mean chewing?
  4. Roark


    It means he is an anti-semitic Nazi freak and he gets added to my ignore list.
  5. you don't even understand the term so your a dumb racist. if your trying to sell something and someone keeps trying to get a lower price thats called jewing me down.
  6. Orlando is known for these rip-offs. you see a gas station on the other side of the street that sells $4.00 per gallon.....you naturally drive into the one on the same side of the street for pure convenience.........but you don't see the cost listed.....you think "hmmm...that's weird".....what do you know, it's their trick. most ppl are on vacation there, and gas stations just rip-off these innocent ppl on vacation. next thing you know, you put in 1 gallon and the price is over $5.............welcome to Orlando.
  7. Roark


    Another Nazi freak. Welcome to ignore land.
  8. heypa


    Nothing like being politically correct now a days.
  9. Roark


    Bashing Jews is politically correct. Try publicly burning a copy of a Torah. Nothing will happen to you. Now try it with a Koran and see what happens. When you insult someone, do it to the weak and defenseless. It proves how brave you are.
  10. cstfx


    Wrong. Burn a Torah and the ADL crawls up your ass. Burn a Koran, a Fatwah. But, burn a Bible.....now that's what is politically correct.
    #10     Apr 29, 2011