West Seattle Gas Price Watch: The 7-week comparison

April 20, 2008 at 10:17 pm | In Gas prices, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

7 weeks ago, we took a baseline check arco.jpgof the regular/premium prices at every gas station in West Seattle, when it looked like prices were about to start another relatively steep rise. Tonight, we went back for another WS-wide survey, calishell.jpgjust to take more of a macro look at what’s happened in those seven weeks. The lowest price for regular is still where it usually is, Arco at Delridge/Orchard ($3.47, left, up 22 cents in 7 weeks); the highest price is at the Shell on California in Morgan Junction ($3.71, right, up 24 cents in 7 weeks); and one gas price in WS has passed $4 (premium at Admiral Chevron, $4.05, up 22 cents). Here’s the full survey, regular and premium prices at each station, listed lowest-to-highest, followed by where that station was seven weeks ago:

$3.47-$3.69, Arco (Delridge/Orchard) (7 weeks ago: $3.25-$3.47)
$3.55-$3.75, California/Charlestown 7-11 (7 weeks ago: $3.41-$3.61)
$3.56-$3.79, Roxbury Safeway (7 weeks ago: $3.38-$3.59)
$3.57-$3.79, Admiral Safeway (7 weeks ago: $3.42-$3.63)
$3.58-$3.78, Delridge Exxon (7 weeks ago: $3.45-$3.65)
$3.59-$3.79, California/Andover 76 (formerly Exxon) (7 weeks ago: $3.45-$3.65)
$3.65-$3.89, Gasco (35th) (7 weeks ago: $3.46-$3.69)
$3.65-$3.85, Gas Depot (Delridge/Henderson) (7 weeks ago: $3.39-$3.59)
$3.65-$4.05, Admiral Chevron (7 weeks ago: $3.43-$3.83)
$3.65-$3.89, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell (7 weeks ago: $3.45-$3.69)
$3.65-$3.89, Avalon 7-11 (7 weeks ago: $3.45-$3.65)
$3.66-$3.89, 35th/Barton Exxon (7 weeks ago: $3.45-$3.71)
$3.67-$3.89, Roxbury Shell (7 weeks ago: $3.47-$3.67)
$3.67-$3.91, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral) (7 weeks ago: $3.42-$3.67)
$3.67-$3.91, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76 (7 weeks ago: $3.47-$3.71)
$3.69-$3.89, Delridge/Orchard Shell (7 weeks ago: $3.47-$3.67)
$3.69-$3.89, mid-Delridge Shell (7 weeks ago: $3.47-$3.67)
$3.69-$3.93, 35th/Holden Chevron (7 weeks ago: $3.46-$3.69)
$3.69-$3.95, Fauntleroy/Lincoln Park 76 (7 weeks ago: $3.49-$3.75)
$3.71-$3.95, California Shell (7 weeks ago: $3.47-$3.71)

The citywide average is tracked by AAA; while we were close to that average during our baseline check in early March, most West Seattle stations are now at least a few cents above it.

8 Comments

  1. I’ve never understood why the prices at the Admiral Chevron jump 20¢ between grades when almost all other stations are around 10¢. It’s annoying, because I’d like to use my Chevron card, but usually end up going to Safeway to save a couple bucks.

    Comment by anon — 10:38 pm April 20, 2008 #

  2. Looks like the Shell knew WSB was coming. (Anybody else see it? Anyone?)

    Comment by Bob Loblaw — 6:55 am April 21, 2008 #

  3. Ha! The press is coming, the press is coming! Good one Bob…

    Comment by Indaknow — 7:28 am April 21, 2008 #

  4. Thanks, Inda, I had no idea what he was referring to … had more of the espresso sign in the photo quite by accident but cropped off the O, or else it would have been PRESSO COMING SOON :) I thought maybe he meant one of the Shell stations jacked up their prices first thing this morning so I just drove by the two closest ones to check!!! — TR, clearly dense

    Comment by WSB — 8:27 am April 21, 2008 #

  5. Ah, but the expresso sign is in McD’s not Shell….hmm McD’d selling gas, now there’s an idea:)

    Comment by Cruiser — 9:46 am April 21, 2008 #

  6. I was stunned to see the price of Propel Biodiesel at the new pump on Barton and 35th SW. across the street from Tony’s. B99 has climbed a buck since my last fill-up a week ago. And the Propel bio is $.80 more a gallon than the bio at SeaPort Fuels on First and Kenyon.

    Comment by flowerpetal — 9:50 am April 21, 2008 #

  7. Top price should be around Memorial day this year. Any guesses? 4.10 per gallon unleaded?

    Comment by BillR — 10:55 pm April 21, 2008 #

  8. I THINK AMERICANS SHOULD BOYCOTT GASOLINE FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY TO SHOW WASHINGTON AND THE OIL COMPANIES: WE ARE SICK AND TIRED AND WE WON’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!! HOW CAN WE GET A ONE DAY BOYCOTT GOING?

    Comment by Lorraine Pavloivch — 8:34 am May 5, 2008 #

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