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Why is the price of gas so high in Cape Coral?

March 14, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Under the heading of "'they'll do it every time" ... Went to the Strawberry Festival, in Plant City, last week (was enjoyable) and bought gas going up and coming back. Paid $3.38 going up (just east of Punta Gorda) and paid only $3.33 in the middle of Wauchula (from 1 of 2 selling at that price) coming back at the end of the week. I saw lots of $3.35 to $3.39 gas in Orlando/Plant City areas ... which got me to thinking .... why are we paying sooo much more in the Cape ($3.45-$3.49 the week before I left and even much more now)? I absolutely will not buy into that old one about transportation costs driving up the price (not when 25-ish miles up the road it was/still is that much cheaper than here! ) Anyone have any valid ideas on the subject? (other than old-fashioned greed and price gouging, that is).

B. Ward

Cape Coral



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