Gas prices near MIA

09/02/2014 5:50 PM

09/02/2014 5:51 PM

I am writing with regard to prices being charged by gas stations near Miami International Airport. I travel in and out of Miami weekly and I regularly pass the stations located on Le Jeune Road listing prices of up to nearly $5 per gallon.

I remember how the county responded after numerous hurricanes. Businesses were banned from gouging customers.

However, every time I drive by these locations that is exactly what I see, a last-ditch attempt to hit tourists with a final charge as they return their rental cars. Why this is permitted?

When tourists exit near the airport, they are left with no options but to pay these exorbitant prices to refuel their rental cars or be faced with an even more outrageous fee from the rental firms.

This price gouging gives many tourists a poor final impression of Miami-Dade.

Robert Alexander, North Miami Beach

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