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Florida Drivers Shelling Out Nearly $6 A Gallon At Some Gas Stations

CBS Tampa -- TAMPA (CBS Tampa) — Talk about pain at the pump! Some Florida drivers are spending nearly $6 a gallon to fill up their gas tanks.

According to GasBuddy.com, motorists are shelling out $5.89 for a gallon of regular gas at a Shell station in Lake Buena Vista, topping out at $5.99 a gallon for premium. It doesn’t get better at a Suncoast Energy station in Orlando, where drivers are paying $5.79 for a gallon of regular.

“Prices over in the Disney World area are much higher than any other place in Florida,” Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, told CBS Tampa, adding that people regularly complain about gas prices in that area.

The Sunshine State is opening up its wallet, paying an average of $3.67 a gallon of unleaded gas, 12 cents more than the national average.


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Submitted Feb 22, 2012 By: tobasco
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Eliano
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 8:36:26 PM

that is really too high
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:46:28 PM

Florida drivers near airports, maybe.
jeffbone
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:47:19 PM

“Prices over in the Disney World area are much higher than any other place in Florida,”

Wow, tourists are getting stuck with higher gas prices...big surprise, that...
NO_SWEAT
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 7:31:38 AM

Trust the gas station in the tourist areas of Florida to make a killing on gas prices whenever the smell the opportunity.
el_fr
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 4:33:08 AM

Yikes!
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 4:23:27 AM

Just stay home.
NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:58:17 PM

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Time to turn these stations into a parking lot just drive in & park it. Lets see how much gas they move @ $5.89 with their drive full of cars just parked.


[Edited by: NOTSOGRN at 2/23/2012 2:01:13 AM EST]
kitty1750
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:53:46 PM

Nasty.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:53:45 PM

$6 per gallon is certainly an unreasonable price for gasoline at this time.
joekayak
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:46:54 PM

Those people who are paying over $5.00 a gal. must not be using GasBuddy, thats their mistake.
must87searcher
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:29:30 PM

The higher the price of gas and low economy, the less business we get. That is all bad news for people.
davenles
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:18:44 PM

Ripping of the tourists.
VDubBill
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:55:43 PM

I think the story should have said, "Some visitors to Florida are paying for nearly $6/gallon gas." not "Florida drivers." Looking at Orlando Gas Prices, the first page has fifteen stations all below $3.60. I just filled in Jacksonville for $3.559. If you drive about a mile down the road from those "almost $6" stations you're surrounded by gas averaging $3.65.

[Edited by: VDubBill at 2/22/2012 8:58:45 PM EST]
rbrk02
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:37:07 PM

Sad. And only going higher.
PhilMils
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:36:42 PM

It's one of the reasons I avoid the area whenever possible. It's the Land of Ripoffs!
reidlej
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:28:11 PM

Just like the gas station right before the airport, they stick to who they can.
amerk73
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:26:49 PM

here plano tx $3.55
DerHahn
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:09:03 PM

don't go to that gas station!

instead go to the magic station gingrich gets his gas from.
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 4:54:28 PM

The best time to use GasBuddy is when you are traveling, especially around tourist areas that tend to charge higher prices.
glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 4:34:44 PM

This doesn't surprise me one bit! I lived in Florida for several years and the State itself will gouge you anyway it can!
Reishman
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 4:04:07 PM

Tourist trap!
kag2010
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 4:03:26 PM

Ok,
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 4:02:38 PM

Ok, so Florida might be out for vacation this year.
wildddkattt80
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 3:34:37 PM

This is incredibly terrible.
vmholladay
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 3:20:04 PM

Why of COURSE. Any place you are STUCK and NEED gas, you are going to pay for it!
ObieDog
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 3:16:10 PM

The happiest place on earth.
zeusboy
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:57:38 PM

Guess I won't be going to Disney World.
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:55:08 PM

Pure greed
humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:55:05 PM

the grandchildren could care less
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:47:55 PM

Near Disney? No wonder!
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