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Outrageous Price Gouging in Orlando!

by James Denison / April 29, 2011 6:07 AM PDT


This is more than just outrageous, it's an act of deliberate highway robbery. Aren't there federal laws against gas stations engaging in price gouging or is was that only during certain periods in the past? If the locality can't do something about it, then I'd sure hope the state takes note of it and acts.

<i>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 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, 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."</i>

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I'll agree about the price
by Roger NC / April 29, 2011 10:09 AM PDT

But I remember when we fly and rent a car, particularly in mind is flying into DFW in Texas, we always stop at a gas station a little ways from the airport. It gets higher the closer you get.

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I think that's it, emergency measures
by James Denison / April 29, 2011 11:55 AM PDT

I guess they can get away with gouging if there's no emergency. People should look at the pump price!

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Wnat a cure for gouging?
by JP Bill / April 29, 2011 12:43 PM PDT

Buy Suncoast stock.

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probably stealing on both sides
by James Denison / April 29, 2011 1:41 PM PDT

over priced gas, under valued dividends if any, big pay for insiders with huge bonuses in addition.

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(NT) Isn't that the way most corporations are run?
by Bill Osler / April 29, 2011 8:01 PM PDT

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