Tallahassee Businesses Affected By Rising Prices At The Pump

By: Amy Long Email
By: Amy Long Email

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Florida is $3.46.

But the price isn't only going up at the pump, it's pushing up the price of imports and exports all across the city of Tallahassee, too.

Although, for now, Artistic Flowers and many other businesses are trying to simply eat the cost. "We have no plans of raising our prices unless they just back us in a corner." says florist Jaimie Roberts

Roberts says one of their vendors has already sent an invoice that is higher than normal because of the cost of fuel. "Prices hike up and we have to pay for it, but, we just do what we have to do to keep going."

CapitalCityFood.com, a local delivery service, pays its contracted drivers a flat rate - and relies on customers to supplement the rest.

Jarod Bates, CapitalCityFood.com Manager says, "Gas prices affect everybody, but we've also see that when that happens that our costumers have also been very understanding and they'll usually take care of those drivers."

Mike Vaughn the owner and founder of Mike's Moving and Limos says in December it cost him $3,750 to fill his 1,500 gallon fuel tanks. This week he paid about $5,750.

That's a 2,000 dollar increase, but Vaughn says it's just a cost of doing business.

Vaughn also says he relies on the site http://gasbuddy.com/ to find the cheapest stations in town.

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  • by Mr. Location: Know Me on Apr 10, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    Wasn't there a bust of about possibly 10-15 years ago about a group of gas station owners who, around central and coastal FL, who were-behind closed doors-simultaneously raising gas prises forcing local residents to choose between one evil pump and another? And they had maken off with quite the amount of insurmountable kash from thus spoken. . . Right?
  • by GV Location: Ga on Mar 4, 2011 at 04:43 AM
    Anonymous,no I am not saying that,but everybody else did.Bush also didn't say on national tv that his agenda was to have energy prices skyrocket,obammy did.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 04:43 PM, Bush never said he wantd energy prices (including oil) to go up. Obama has said this is what he had planned. The policy goes something like this. Get the energy prices to a point where alternative energy sources are cheaper and become viable NOW rather than later. The republicans on the other hand want to find the alternative energy solution that matches current energy prices (not inflated prices), and are willing to let the alternative energy technologies mature until there is a proven solution. The difference is that Obama wants to force alternative energy on us now before it has matured. 2 paths to alternative energy technologies. Which path is the better path?
  • by oilman Location: fl on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    it is all planed out for us.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    It's all in their plan of distruction
  • by Leon republican taxpayer Location: TLH on Mar 3, 2011 at 01:48 PM
    Tee, this president is the one that won't let us drill our own oil, forcing us to rely on countries that hate us. Gee, I wonder what his real agenda might be?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 01:43 PM
    GV, gas went just as high under Bush as it is now. Are you going to accuse him of intentionally driving prices up too?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    Tee , You have to do better than that. What policies did Bush put in place to get us where we are, and what has Obama done to fix it?
  • by Truth on Mar 3, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    @Tee...how long are you Liberals going to play the blame game? When are you going to take responsibility for ANYTHING?
  • by Ezekial Cheevers Location: Gretna on Mar 3, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    Guess this means I'm going to have to pick 1 night to chill at Roosevelts bar and can't go Fri and Sat
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