The PJ Tatler

Gas way past $5 a gallon in Florida

Reminder: Your president can do something useful about this, but he won’t.

In the United States, how much pain at the pump drivers feel may depend on location. In Orlando, Fla., two gas stations that are the closest to the airport, and across the street from each other, are selling regular at $5.29 and $5.19 a gallon.

After the biggest one-week rise in oil prices in two years, weekly gas prices increased 6 percent this week, according to the Department of Energy. The national average is $3.38 per gallon, an increase of 19 cents over the previous week and 68 cents from the previous year.

What could the president do? Lift his illegal permitorium on offshore drilling, which has cut US production by 13%.