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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 2:28:43 PM

Family and friends arriving in Florida to escape winter weather and visit us may find a few gasoline stations without fuel, particularly in Central Florida near Orlando.

“There has been a somewhat imperfect storm of events that have led to wholesale tightness in fuel, and in some cases, closed stations or at least sporadic outages, particularly for the unbranded gasoline c-stores like 7-Eleven and Circle-K,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.

Prices, particularly for unbranded gasoline in Florida, have lifted very quickly. Here’s why:

Supply: Florida is working with ‘hand-to-mouth’ gasoline inventories right now. The state is transitioning to ‘summer blend’ gasoline and that...

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tim1999
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 12:52:41 PM

Wow, this is a very surprising story.
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mbfd302
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 12:19:00 AM

plenty of gas in Miami, prices dropped in a few stations
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 8:39:04 PM

humhum
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SC444
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 3:57:05 AM

Stop Putting Ethanol In Gas Or Fuel!
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 2:30:07 AM

Not to be funny, but there are a lot of retired folk living in FL. It would be Smart for someone to gather up the "natural gas" in the state.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 8:56:23 AM

Fog in the Gulf of Mexico? Maybe, someday, they will use radio detection and ranging to "see" in the fog. They could use the abbreviation RADAR for it.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 5:55:26 AM

gravity: welcome to the new Spring round of BOHICA.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 7:53:59 AM

I'm just going to be in a bad mood all day...prices are jumping up all around here. 10-15 cents.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 6:57:08 AM

GBFWB72--That's what happenes when you let North American oil developer Politicians shut down cheap oil from true oil rich countries with lies and war-and switch us over to oil with lifting costs between $65 and $90.00(that's up to $87.00 more per barrel to lift!)and the mandate that sulfuric acid corn alcohol be added to it(2005 and 2007 ethanol mandates)And Obama knew,and knows all about all of it and is doing nothing to stop any of it-
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 5:54:26 AM

sorry, but the supply myth isn't the whole story, PD.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 5:49:35 AM

This is crazy! what kind of planning (or lack of) goes in to causingh something like this?
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 8:42:32 PM

Poor bastards.
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waynemustang
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:55:25 PM

Build another refinery.
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GBFWB72
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 5:08:08 PM

You just have to love that adding ethanol to real gas to make crapanol is not only bad for your car, fuel economy, and the environment, it also raises the price too!

And since there are folks like me who want ethanol free real gas for our cars and boats, the places that do sell it charge even more for it. Even though it should be cheaper, they know they can gouge us to get real gas now too! Regular real gas is now $4.09 compared to regular crapanol at about $3.47. Premium is $4.34 versus $3.89 for premium crapanol.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 4:46:42 PM

Thanks for the info.
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wvmtngeek
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 4:03:36 PM

and just watch those prices rise...
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:52:00 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:31:24 PM

collusion and gouging, sale ole, same ole....
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ezone
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:28:18 PM

Short supplies and switch over to summer blends. Sounds like higher prices are coming.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:24:24 PM

Yup.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:24:09 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:23:10 PM

higher prices coming to central Florida
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:22:46 PM

1974 rationing soon to follow?
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:21:15 PM

okay
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HookBill
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:21:15 PM

I'll bet their mini-mart businesses are doing well though. The power of diversification.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:19:52 PM

Ok, cool deal.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:18:59 PM

not really much of a story.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:18:52 PM

not too sunny in Florida
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:18:00 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:14:16 PM

Some Florida gas stations running on fumes. Family and friends arriving in Florida to escape winter weather and may find a few gasoline stations without fuel, particularly in Central Florida near Orlando.
There has been a somewhat imperfect storm of events that have led to wholesale tightness in fuel, and in some cases, closed stations or at least sporadic outages.
Florida is working with hand to mouth gasoline inventories. The state is transitioning to summer blend gasoline and that process still has about 40 days to go. Supply and weather delays, the state usually has a flat demand for gasoline but it is the busiest month in Florida in the last six years.
***Things happen and this is one of them. Wait for the gasoline supply to catch up with the demand, higher prices will prevail and nothing can be done about it. NEXT!
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:14:10 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:14:02 PM

same old ... same old !!!!!!111
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idigau22
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:13:39 PM

I won't be visiting Florida anytime soon!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:07:37 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:06:17 PM

And the manipulation of supplies & prices goes on
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:05:21 PM

Ok old news
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:02:38 PM

There just rising prices!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:01:28 PM

Hmmm, starting to see old posts in the middle of the week now.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:00:16 PM

ok
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satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:00:11 PM

not good for all those mom and pop stations >>
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:59:30 PM

Ehh. Whatever...
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:59:25 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:59:02 PM

I bet gas prices are sky high there also.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:57:29 PM

Give it a month and most of them snowbirds will be gone.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:54:24 PM

You know that will make gas prices go up.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:53:19 PM

I think the oil companies are trying to get prices up over $5.00 a gallon.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:51:11 PM

Haven't seen any stations out of fuel, but prices have certainly jumped lately. A few weeks ago the $3.20s were common. Now anything less than $3.50 is a rarity. Some stations are in the $3.60s.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:48:40 PM

Hang in there, Fla.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:47:01 PM

bet prices are up too
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:43:17 PM

Interesting.
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