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Are Gas Prices Really $6 in Florida? Um, No

Drudge is linking to this local CBS story out of Tampa that claims gas prices are nearly $6 per gallon in the Lake Buena Vista, Florida:

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, 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.

I have no idea what’s going on at this one station (I suspect it’s an error), but according to, most of the other stations in Lake Buena Vista, Florida are pretty much in line with national/state prices:

Let’s hope the GOP candidates don’t reference this article and end up looking like idiots at the debate tonight.

Update 9:05, February 23: The $5.89 price per gallon has disappeared from the search.


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