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Stewie
04-21-2011, 04:23 PM
Really? A task force? He's so stupid to not understand why gasoline is $4/gallon.

Radar Chief
04-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Gas Price Czar.

HonestChieffan
04-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Demand is down because everyone is going electric. Gas companies raising prices to make up for the weak demand.

Simple economics.

talastan
04-21-2011, 04:28 PM
More government spending....awesome! Lets raise fuel taxes to offset the cost.../Leftie

Stewie
04-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Demand is down because everyone is going electric. Gas companies raising prices to make up for the weak demand.

Simple economics.

Where does this cheap electricity come from compared to gas?

RedNeckRaider
04-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Demand is down because everyone is going electric. Gas companies raising prices to make up for the weak demand.

Simple economics.

LMAO

Chief Henry
04-21-2011, 04:31 PM
I've got a better idea. Lets charge people a toll or a tax based on the number of miles they drive. The funds raised by that tax can then be given to people who don't do shit.

RedNeckRaider
04-21-2011, 04:33 PM
I've got a better idea. Lets charge people a toll or a tax based on the number of miles they drive. The funds raised by that tax can then be given to people who don't do shit.

More taxes :thumb:

HonestChieffan
04-21-2011, 04:34 PM
Where does this cheap electricity come from compared to gas?


You must still be driving the old style. All you Neanderthals think you can ask these questions to create an issue when all it really is is volt envy.

Gas comes from EvilOil companies.
Electricity comes from wires.

Duh.

HonestChieffan
04-21-2011, 04:36 PM
I've got a better idea. Lets charge people a toll or a tax based on the number of miles they drive. The funds raised by that tax can then be given to people who don't do shit.

Better idea....charge tolls as you suggest and give people who dont have cars coupons for tolls and gas . Government can keep the money and say they done good.

Stewie
04-21-2011, 04:37 PM
I've got a better idea. Lets charge people a toll or a tax based on the number of miles they drive. The funds raised by that tax can then be given to people who don't do shit.

People that don't do shit are the suckers of Obama's rise to power.

"I didn't do shit to get here and you shouldn't do shit either! Let's grasp hands and yell 'God Damn the U.S.A.!!!! I want a check!!!!"

Donger
04-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Heck, I'll explain it to him for the bargain price of $100,000.00.

BucEyedPea
04-21-2011, 04:39 PM
Heck, I'll explain it to him for the bargain price of $100,000.00.

You don't have a PhD in economics though. :harumph:;)

mikey23545
04-21-2011, 04:42 PM
WE'RE SAVED!!

orange
04-21-2011, 04:45 PM
Heck, I'll explain it to him for the bargain price of $100,000.00.

Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $4 with $110 oil - when the last time it reached $4 oil was at $145?

I'll wait.

Donger
04-21-2011, 04:46 PM
Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $4 with $110 oil - when the last time it reached $4 oil was at $145?

I'll wait.

Gasoline isn't at $4.00 now.

Donger
04-21-2011, 04:47 PM
Oh, and that'll be $12,500.00.

orange
04-21-2011, 04:49 PM
Gasoline isn't at $4.00 now.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/wrgp/mogas_chart.gif

Donger
04-21-2011, 04:50 PM
http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/wrgp/mogas_chart.gif

And?

RedNeckRaider
04-21-2011, 04:52 PM
You must still be driving the old style. All you Neanderthals think you can ask these questions to create an issue when all it really is is volt envy.

Gas comes from EvilOil companies.
Electricity comes from wires.

Duh.

2.6% of americans drive electric cars and our shipping industry 0% so I guess that is the factor you speak of driving up crude :spock: Oh and what about people who drive for their job salesman, support jobs...do they fall into this "new" tax system some are talking about?

orange
04-21-2011, 04:52 PM
And?

And...

Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $4 with $110 oil - when the last time it reached $4 oil was at $145?

I'll wait.

Donger
04-21-2011, 04:53 PM
And...

Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $4 with $110 oil - when the last time it reached $4 oil was at $145?

I'll wait.

Gasoline isn't at $4.00.

HonestChieffan
04-21-2011, 04:55 PM
2.6% of americans drive electric cars and our shipping industry 0% so I guess that is the factor you speak of driving up crude :spock: Oh and what about people who drive for their job salesman, support jobs...do they fail into this "new" tax system some are talking about?

No one will slip through the net.

Stewie
04-21-2011, 04:57 PM
2.6% of americans drive electric cars and our shipping industry 0% so I guess that is the factor you speak of driving up crude :spock: Oh and what about people who drive for their job salesman, support jobs...do they fail into this "new" tax system some are talking about?

Electric vehicles? That's fine to get to work, but real transportation demands fuel that delivers huge energy in small quantities.

orange
04-21-2011, 04:59 PM
Gasoline isn't at $4.00.

Ahem...

Really? A task force? He's so stupid to not understand why gasoline is $4/gallon.

You want to stop quibbling over a dime and answer the question?

p.s. http://66.70.86.62/images/trend_up.gif

By the time you answer, I bet the price IS over $4.

HonestChieffan
04-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Electric vehicles? That's fine to get to work, but real transportation demands fuel that delivers huge energy in small quantities.

Cannot wait to get my first Electric John Deere Tractor at 300 HP that will run 6 hours on a charge and recharges in 20 minutes.

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:01 PM
Ahem...



You want to stop quibbling over a dime and answer the question?

The national retail average is $3.81/gallon. The graph you posted shows that.

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:01 PM
By the time you answer, I bet the price IS over $4.

I did answer, immediately. You just didn't like the answer.

orange
04-21-2011, 05:06 PM
The national retail average is $3.81/gallon. The graph you posted shows that.

... on 4/13. And the trend is up.

But how about this:


Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $3.82 with ~ $110 oil - when it was about the same when oil was ~ $145?

I'll wait.

Oh, and stewie, feel free to jump in with the answer since you claim to understand it.

notorious
04-21-2011, 05:07 PM
I will rephrase Orange's question.


Why is the price/gallon higher proportionately higher with price/barrel then in the past?

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:07 PM
... on 4/13. And the trend is up.

But how about this:


Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $3.82 with ~ $110 oil - when it was about the same when oil was ~ $145?

I'll wait.

It wasn't $3.82 when crude was $145. It was $4.17.

RedNeckRaider
04-21-2011, 05:08 PM
Electric vehicles? That's fine to get to work, but real transportation demands fuel that delivers huge energy in small quantities.

Did you even read my post? I was dismissing electric transportation as a driving factor to crude prices~

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:08 PM
I will rephrase Orange's question.


Why is the price/gallon higher proportionately higher with price/barrel then in the past?

It isn't.

notorious
04-21-2011, 05:12 PM
It isn't.

Here's another question (Multiple Choice):


Why are we waiting to drill in the U.S.?


A. We are saving the reserves so that in the future we can bend China over.

B. The price is still within reason, and we still have decent control over the oil currently being pumped overseas.

C. Electric power magically comes from holes in the wall, so why not use magic?

orange
04-21-2011, 05:12 PM
3.82 / 110 = .03472
4.17 / 145 = .02876

.03472 > .02876

In fact, .03472 = .02876 X 1.21

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:14 PM
Here's another question (Multiple Choice):


Why are we waiting to drill in the U.S.?


A. We are saving the reserves so that in the future we can bend China over.

B. The price is still within reason, and we still have decent control over the oil currently being pumped overseas.

C. Electric power magically comes from holes in the wall, so why not use magic?

We do drill in the US. Not as much as I'd like, but we do.

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:15 PM
3.82 / 110 = .03472
4.17 / 145 = .02876

.03472 > .02876

In fact, .03472 = .02876 X 1.21

Orange, it's okay. You didn't realize that gasoline isn't at $4.00/gallon.

I'm not really sure what you are trying to accomplish with that math above, though.

notorious
04-21-2011, 05:15 PM
We do drill in the US. Not as much as I'd like, but we do.

New question:


Why don't we tap into huge oil reserves to lower prices?


Multiple choice answers are listed above.

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:15 PM
New question:


Why don't we tap into huge oil reserves to lower prices?


Multiple choice answers are listed above.

Politics/tree huggers.

orange
04-21-2011, 05:16 PM
Orange, it's okay. You didn't realize that gasoline isn't at $4.00/gallon.

I'm not really sure what you are trying to accomplish with that math above, though.

I took stewie's word.

Why don't you just answer the question? Why is the price of gas proportionally higher now?

Perhaps because this whole thread is just more anti-O bullshit?

Stewie
04-21-2011, 05:16 PM
Good god! Electric vehicles are inefficient by at least 50% due to transmission loss. Is coal cheap? Yes it is....

vailpass
04-21-2011, 05:17 PM
Why don't you just answer the question? Why is the price of gas proportionally higher now?

You get a new tin foil hat?

bowener
04-21-2011, 05:17 PM
3.82 / 110 = .03472
4.17 / 145 = .02876

.03472 > .02876

In fact, .03472 = .02876 X 1.21

Current average as of the 18th was $3.844/gal.

3 years ago to the day (pretty much) Oil was $117 a barrel, and gas was $3.50/gal.

At least that is what this says (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/695272587/Gasoline-hits-350-per-gallon-oil-117-per-barrel.html).

Donger
04-21-2011, 05:23 PM
Why don't you just answer the question? Why is the price of gas proportionally higher now?

It isn't.

orange
04-21-2011, 05:34 PM
It isn't.

Your lack of honesty is depressing. So long.

vailpass
04-21-2011, 05:41 PM
Your lack of honesty is depressing. So long.

You can't leave. You haven't explained why the current gas prices are Bush's fault then illustrated your point with a cut-and-paste from huffpo.

Donger
04-21-2011, 06:19 PM
Your lack of honesty is depressing. So long.

I'm not being dishonest. Do you want some figures?

In August 2008, the national retail average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.82, about where it is now. Crude was $112/barrel.

Now, crude is about $112/barrel and gasoline is $3.82/gallon.

See?

alanm
04-22-2011, 01:26 AM
And...
Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $4 with $110 oil - when the last time it reached $4 oil was at $145?

I'll wait.Your graph stops at about $3.88

RaiderH8r
04-22-2011, 12:11 PM
The cheap dollar has an impact but as much as anything this is a result of shitty energy policy. Obammy has stalled GOM development and onshore leasing and permitting is at a usual crawl. Despite his rhetoric this administration has no commitment to a cogent, coherent short term or long term energy policy. Particularly one that doesn't appease eco-religious greeny zealots who are all too willing to sacrifice the American economy, livelihoods, and jobs on the alter of Mother Earth and the nonsensical position that "Green" energy is only a day away. This "task force" is another farcical politcal attempt to staunch the PR bleeding caused by Obammy's shitty policies. First it was a SPR release, now this. The SEC constantly investigates allegations of gouging and collusion and constantly comes up with nothing. Particularly nothing on the sort of scale that the President's formation of this new "task force for political cover" would imply.

chiefsnorth
04-22-2011, 12:14 PM
Standard Obama practice. Emote, establish a commission for the tv cameras, emote some more, then do precisely nothing, because you think this is a good thing in the long run anyway.

FishingRod
04-22-2011, 12:28 PM
The price of crude oil while the most important one, is not the only factor in the final price of products that are made from it.

Chocolate Hog
04-22-2011, 12:31 PM
You guys wanna lower gas prices? Fill up your tires!

Iowanian
04-22-2011, 01:01 PM
Drill, allow drilling, encourage drilling and allow a couple of new refineries to be built here, you stupid sonna bitch.

chiefsnorth
04-22-2011, 01:16 PM
You guys wanna lower gas prices? Fill up your tires!

Oh, right. Obama's energy policy. Restrict drilling and add 3-5 PSI

FishingRod
04-22-2011, 01:31 PM
Drill, allow drilling, encourage drilling and allow a couple of new refineries to be built here, you stupid sonna bitch.

Refineries we don't want no stinkin refineries

talastan
04-22-2011, 01:38 PM
... on 4/13. And the trend is up.

But how about this:


Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $3.82 with ~ $110 oil - when it was about the same when oil was ~ $145?

I'll wait.

Oh, and stewie, feel free to jump in with the answer since you claim to understand it.

The dollar has tanked considerably since then. It takes more dollars to buy the same amount of fuel now.

JimBaker48.8
04-22-2011, 02:41 PM
Explain it to me - no $$ though, just kudoes.

Why is gasoline at $4 with $110 oil - when the last time it reached $4 oil was at $145?

I'll wait.
Seriously it's very, very simple: there's a lot more dollars floating around in the global economy now than before because of the Feds QE (Quantitative Easing) programs, and people are putting those dollars into oil and other commodities like copper,gold, silver, etc. which bids up their prices.
Now where's my kudoes ?

Shaid
04-22-2011, 02:44 PM
Demand is down because everyone is going electric. Gas companies raising prices to make up for the weak demand.

Simple economics.

You're kidding right? :facepalm:

blaise
04-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Your lack of honesty is depressing. So long.

Says the person who keeps asking why gas is $4 a gallon, even though the graph he himself provided showed that it isn't.

blaise
04-22-2011, 03:17 PM
Why does gas cost $3 a gallon?

It doesn't.

OH YEAH? Here's a graph showing it does.

No, it showed it costs less than $4 a gallon.

WHY won't YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION? Why is gas $4 a gallon??? Why donger?


What a total failure by orange that was.

patteeu
04-22-2011, 03:19 PM
Seriously it's very, very simple: there's a lot more dollars floating around in the global economy now than before because of the Feds QE (Quantitative Easing) programs, and people are putting those dollars into oil and other commodities like copper,gold, silver, etc. which bids up their prices.
Now where's my kudoes ?

That could possibly explain an increase in prices, but why would it explain a different ratio between gas prices and crude prices?

orange
04-22-2011, 03:37 PM
Seriously it's very, very simple: there's a lot more dollars floating around in the global economy now than before because of the Feds QE (Quantitative Easing) programs, and people are putting those dollars into oil and other commodities like copper,gold, silver, etc. which bids up their prices.
Now where's my kudoes ?

I'll give you credit for trying...

http://detestablephrases.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/df_kudos_366.jpg

... though it doesn't answer the question.

I asked about GASOLINE prices. Bidding up the price of oil doesn't explain why the price of GASOLINE relative to its material costs is higher now than when those material costs were at their peak.

Here's a little example:

Company makes Product X. Materials cost $40, labor and other costs $40, they add on $20 for profit and market it for $100.

Now material costs go up to $50. There are three options -


inelastic market where price doesn't have much effect on sales, they raise the price to $110

elastic market where price dramatically affects sales, they leave the price at $100

real world market somewhere in between.


In any case, the proportion of the price owing to materials cost goes up, from 40% to 45.5% (inelastic), 50% (elastic) or somewhere in between. It does NOT go down. Absent some OTHER factor.

That OTHER factor is what I'm asking about.

Donger
04-22-2011, 03:39 PM
I'll give you credit for trying...

http://detestablephrases.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/df_kudos_366.jpg

... though it doesn't answer the question.

I asked about GASOLINE prices. Bidding up the price of oil doesn't explain why the price of GASOLINE relative to its material costs is higher now than when those material costs were at their peak.

Here's a little example:

Company makes Product X. Materials cost $40, labor and other costs $40, they add on $20 for profit and market it for $100.

Now material costs go up to $50. There are three options -


inelastic market where price doesn't have much effect on sales, they raise the price to $110

elastic market where price dramatically affects sales, they leave the price at $100

real world market somewhere in between.


In any case, the proportion of the price owing to materials cost goes up, from 40% to 45.5% (inelastic), 50% (elastic) or somewhere in between. It does NOT go down. Absent some OTHER factor.

That OTHER factor is what I'm asking about.

Did you read #47 yet?

orange
04-22-2011, 03:41 PM
The dollar has tanked considerably since then. It takes more dollars to buy the same amount of fuel now.

... and here's some for you, too.

http://www.jenniferheller.com/v2/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Kudos501.jpg

... though the question remains.

orange
04-22-2011, 03:43 PM
hmmm. pondering.

Donger
04-22-2011, 03:46 PM
Did you read #31 and #35?

Now, compare them to #62.

Yes, I did.

So, did you read 47?

blaise
04-22-2011, 03:49 PM
orange- when in doubt flood the thread with links and extraneous information that may or may not have anything to do with the topic.

blaise
04-22-2011, 03:50 PM
hmmm. pondering.

pondering that your graph shows gas isn't $4/gallon?

Or just pondering if you should check HuffPost again to see if anything refreshed?

vailpass
04-22-2011, 03:52 PM
orange- when in doubt flood the thread with links and extraneous information that may or may not have anything to do with the topic.

Watch it mister. You are asking for a talking point response backed up by a meaningless picture. If you get completely out of line there will be a huffpo article waiting for you.

orange
04-22-2011, 03:58 PM
http://66.70.86.64/ChartServer/ch.gaschart?Country=Canada&Crude=t&Period=1&Areas=USA Average,,&Unit=US $/G

http://66.70.86.64/ChartServer/ch.gaschart?Country=Canada&Crude=t&Period=36&Areas=USA Average,,&Unit=US $/G

JimBaker48.8
04-22-2011, 03:59 PM
That could possibly explain an increase in prices, but why would it explain a different ratio between gas prices and crude prices?
If you want to delve into that, you get into something called the "crack spread", which has to do with pricing of individual products produced from crude in the refinery process, and now that gets complicatd, but here's a link that you might find of interest and helpful.
&&&&
Crack spread is a term used in the oil industry and futures trading for the differential between the price of crude oil and petroleum products extracted from it - that is, the profit margin that an oil refinery can expect to make by "cracking" crude oil (breaking its long-chain hydrocarbons into useful shorter-chain petroleum products).
In the futures markets, the "crack spread" is a specific spread trade involving simultaneously buying and selling contracts in crude oil and one or more derivative products, typically gasoline and heating oil. Oil refineries may trade a crack spread to hedge the price risk of their operations, while speculators attempt to profit from a change in the oil/gasoline price differential.
***
They wouldn't let me post the link, something about being too new to this site. It's from Wike for "crack spread".

Donger
04-22-2011, 03:59 PM
http://66.70.86.64/ChartServer/ch.gaschart?Country=Canada&Crude=t&Period=1&Areas=USA Average,,&Unit=US $/G

And?

blaise
04-22-2011, 04:01 PM
http://66.70.86.64/ChartServer/ch.gaschart?Country=Canada&Crude=t&Period=1&Areas=USA Average,,&Unit=US $/G

Before I open it, does that show gas at $4 a gallon?

blaise
04-22-2011, 04:02 PM
And?

It also says gas is less than $4 a gallon, but this time there's a little more color.

orange
04-22-2011, 04:02 PM
And?

Compare 2011 to 2008. They don't look AT ALL alike, now do they?

... and ...

http://66.70.86.64/ChartServer/ch.gaschart?Country=Canada&Crude=t&Period=48&Areas=USA Average,,&Unit=US $/G


http://gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

In fact, I don't see the numbers you quoted for 2008 anywhere there. At $112 oil, it looks to be about $3.50 gas.

blaise
04-22-2011, 04:03 PM
Future post prediction:

"Oh yeah? WHAT ABOUT THIS?????

(insert pasted information from some website that doesn't really support orange's argument)

what do you think about THAT?

ROFL"

orange

chiefsnorth
04-22-2011, 04:05 PM
Compare 2011 to 2008. They don't look AT ALL alike, now do they?

So last time when you guys were screeching about Bush and the Oilmen, turns out that was bullshit. But THIS time we really should believe you. Hmm?

Donger
04-22-2011, 04:05 PM
Compare 2011 to 2008. They don't look AT ALL alike, now do they?

... and ...

http://66.70.86.64/ChartServer/ch.gaschart?Country=Canada&Crude=t&Period=48&Areas=USA Average,,&Unit=US $/G

Yep, pretty darn close. You can see the retailers desperately trying to figure out their replacement cost and pricing their gasoline accordingly.

chiefsnorth
04-22-2011, 04:06 PM
Future post prediction:

"Oh yeah? WHAT ABOUT THIS?????

(insert pasted information from some website that doesn't really support orange's argument)

what do you think about THAT?

ROFL"

orange

He's going to paste in an article from HuffPo?

You mean like SOME REPUBLICAN ONCE DID!?

Donger
04-22-2011, 04:07 PM
Compare 2011 to 2008. They don't look AT ALL alike, now do they?

In fact, I don't see the numbers you quoted for 2008 anywhere there.

Like I said, yes, they do look very similar. Where things get crazy is when crude spikes and the retailers have to start really guessing.

blaise
04-22-2011, 04:08 PM
I hope I can save you some time, orange. I just checked HuffPost and there's no new information there. Keep googling "gas at $4 a gallon" and see what you can find. Make sure you use 2011.

orange
04-22-2011, 04:10 PM
So last time when you guys were screeching about Bush and the Oilmen, turns out that was bullshit. But THIS time we really should believe you. Hmm?

I thought you had me on "ignore?" Liar, liar.

blaise
04-22-2011, 04:11 PM
He's going to paste in an article from HuffPo?

You mean like SOME REPUBLICAN ONCE DID!?

From what I can gather, he's saying Obama has been letting oil companies gouge customers worse than they did under Bush.

orange
04-22-2011, 04:11 PM
Yep, pretty darn close. You can see the retailers desperately trying to figure out their replacement cost and pricing their gasoline accordingly.

Nothing at all alike. Go back to telling us that Obama looks like some random black author with sportsshrink, that's more credible.

Donger
04-22-2011, 04:11 PM
I think where you are getting screwed up, orange (well, one of the things you've screwed up anyway) is that this is RETAIL pricing. While there is a general correlation to gasoline prices and crude (as your graphs show), the are other factors in the retail price of gasoline that do NOT include crude pricing. One retailer may have taken it in the shorts for their last delivery and lost money which they need to recoup. So, they raise their price above what it would normally be. Throw in some good old price wars to fun.

See?

Your graphs show that when crude is relative stable, so is the price of gasoline. And the correlation between the two is virtually the same. When crude spikes, the retailers have to start guessing where to price.

chiefsnorth
04-22-2011, 04:17 PM
I thought you had me on "ignore?" Liar, liar.

I do, but I expand a post once in a while to see what everyone is snickering about.

orange
04-22-2011, 04:20 PM
I do, but I expand a post once in a while to see what everyone is snickering about.

Right, BEChiefsnorth.

chiefsnorth
04-22-2011, 04:22 PM
Right, BEChiefsnorth.

You take that back you son of a bitch.

Chief Henry
04-22-2011, 04:25 PM
Standard Obama practice. Emote, establish a commission for the tv cameras, emote some more, then do precisely nothing, because you think this is a good thing in the long run anyway.


He loves to do this...Liberals think talking about a problem, solves the problem.

Chief Henry
04-22-2011, 04:26 PM
Has orange proved how this latest episode of high gas prices is W's fault ?

Jaric
04-22-2011, 04:29 PM
Has orange proved how this latest episode of high gas prices is W's fault ?

I figured it was just assumed that was the case.

Donger
04-22-2011, 04:41 PM
Here's a great example:

http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/22/news/economy/highest_gas_prices_in_the_nation/index.htm?hpt=T2

Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallon

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- 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.

KILLER_CLOWN
04-22-2011, 09:56 PM
So last time when you guys were screeching about Bush and the Oilmen, turns out that was bullshit. But THIS time we really should believe you. Hmm?

No but you should believe both were/are horrible presidents and probably batting for the other team. Welcome to the land of rape and honey.

The Mad Crapper
04-23-2011, 09:01 PM
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