West Seattle Gas Price Watch: Another week, another dime

June 16, 2008 at 5:40 am | In Gas prices, Transportation, West Seattle news | 16 Comments


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The highest posted price for regular in West Seattle is a dime higher as of late last night than it was exactly a week earlier – though a different station now holds the “honor” of having the highest price. The map above locates each station – click and you’ll see current and past prices from our surveys; or, read on for the full text list plus who’s gone up the most in the past week and who’s gone up the least:

Here’s the list, sorted lowest to highest by regular price (the second price is the premium price). Data point for my fellow numbers geeks – note that several stations are close to $1 over where they were in our price check 14 weeks ago (other numbers notes ahead, after the list):

$4.21-$4.43, Arco (Delridge/Orchard)
(1 wk ago $4.15-$4.37, 7 wks ago $3.47-$3.69, 14 wks ago $3.25-$3.47)

$4.31-$4.51, Delridge Exxon
(1 wk ago $4.25-$4.45, 7 wks ago $3.58-$3.78, 14 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.32-$4.53, Calif/Charlestown 7-11
(1 wk ago $4.23-$4.43, 7 wks ago $3.55-$3.75, 14 wks ago $3.41-$3.61)

$4.33-$4.53, California/Andover 76
(1 wk ago $4.23-$4.43, 7 wks ago $3.59-$3.79, 14 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.33-$4.55, Admiral Safeway
(1 wk ago $4.25-$4.49, 7 wks ago $3.57-$3.79, 14 wks ago $3.42-$3.63)

$4.33-$4.55, Roxbury Safeway
(1 wk ago $4.27-$4.49, 7 wks ago $3.56-$3.79, 14 wks ago $3.38-$3.59)

$4.33-$4.57, Avalon 7-11
(1 wk ago $4.24-$4.49, 7 wks ago $3.65-$3.89, 14 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.33-$4.57, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell
(1 wk ago $4.27-$4.49, 7 wks ago $3.65-$3.89, 14 wks ago $3.45-$3.69)

$4.34-$4.56, mid-Delridge Shell
(1 wk ago $4.27-$4.49, 7 wks ago $3.69-$3.89, 14 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.35-$4.55, Gas Depot (South Delridge)
(1 wk ago $4.25-$4.45, 7 wks ago $3.65-$3.85, 14 wks ago $3.39-$3.59)

$4.35-$4.59, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76
(1 wk ago $4.29-$4.53, 7 wks ago $3.67-$3.91, 14 wks ago $3.47-$3.71)

$4.37-$4.59, Roxbury Shell
(1 wk ago $4.29-$4.49, 7 wks ago $3.67-$3.89, 14 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.37-$4.59, California Shell
(1 wk ago $4.29-$4.53, 7 wks ago $3.71-$3.95, 14 wks ago $3.47-$3.71)

$4.37-$4.61, 35th/Barton Exxon
(1 wk ago $4.33-$4.55, 7 wks ago $3.66-$3.89, 14 wks ago $3.45-$3.71)

$4.37-$4.77, Admiral Chevron
(1 wk ago $4.25-$4.65, 7 wks ago $3.65-$4.05, 14 wks ago $3.43-$3.83)

$4.39-$4.59, Delridge/Orchard Shell
(1 wk ago $4.27-$4.49, 7 wks ago $3.69-$3.89, 14 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.39-$4.59, Gasco (35th/Henderson)
(1 wk ago $4.29-$4.49,, 7 wks ago $3.65-$3.89, 14 wks ago $3.46-$3.69)

$4.39-$4.63, Lincoln Park 76
(1 wk ago $4.25-$4.51, 7 wks ago $3.69-$3.95, 14 wks ago $3.49-$3.75)

$4.41-$4.65, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral)
(1 wk ago $4.24-$4.48, 7 wks ago $3.67-$3.91, 14 wks ago $3.42-$3.67)

$4.43-$4.67, 35th/Holden Chevron
(1 wk ago $4.29-$4.55, 7 wks ago $3.69-$3.93, 14 wks ago $3.46-$3.69)

Biggest price jump for regular in the past week: Barnecut’s Shell, 17 cents; smallest, 35th/Barton Exxon, four cents (although it had the highest price last week, so perhaps it’s just adjusting). As usual, West Seattle is just a little above the citywide average, as tracked by AAA.

Our previous West Seattle Gas Price Watch coverage is archived here.

16 Comments

  1. Fauntleroy Shell was 4.37 (above on 6/15 = 4.33) this morning for regular.

    Yowzer!

    Comment by yo — 9:17 am June 16, 2008 #

  2. We do the survey late Sunday night and post it early am Monday — the past couple weeks, when subsequently going about the next day’s business, nobody has changed prices till later in the day Monday, but guess today’s the exception!

    Comment by WSB — 9:21 am June 16, 2008 #

  3. Its not as local oriented: http://www.gaspricewatch.com/new/default_V3.asp

    Comment by mike — 10:12 am June 16, 2008 #

  4. I just typed 98136 into that and got completely bad info … one 4.09, one 3.60! and one that looks maybe more current. Which is why we don’t regularly link to those sites. I wish I had the personpower to survey daily but weekly, we figure, at least gives people the chance to watch which West Seattle stations are trending lower and which are trending higher.

    Comment by WSB — 10:15 am June 16, 2008 #

  5. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna see $5/gallon gas before August. Think about this when Sound Transit asks for your dollars for Link to Bellevue and north/south ends of town and ask where’s the West Seattle rapid transit. I’m voting NO on anything which doesn’t include in-city grade-separated rapid transit.

    Comment by chas redmond — 10:45 am June 16, 2008 #

  6. I REALLY appreciate these gas watch updates
    having used seattlegasprices for long time, it’s not reliably up to date, and West Seattle is rarely included, except maybe couple stations; and now that prices change so quickly, and seattlegasprices is voluntary, certainly not comprehensive; the wsblog gas watch is awesome; thank you!!!

    question; anyone know why WS prices are usually higher (i.e., the Delridge Arco is usually at least 10 cents higher than 85th/99 Arco); I know WS can feel like an island, but come on, we’re only 6 miles from downtown

    Comment by Diane — 12:05 pm June 16, 2008 #

  7. So Chas, penalize everyone until you get your way? Ahh the democratic process in action. $6 by August.

    Comment by Dawson — 12:39 pm June 16, 2008 #

  8. I can’t wait until Obama wins. Gas will be back to $2/gallon by next summer!

    Comment by Joe — 12:39 pm June 16, 2008 #

  9. By the raw numbers, if the increase rate of the past 14 weeks continues over the next 14 weeks (a little more than 3 months), we’d be up to $5 by Labor Day. Last year as we’ve noted, prices stabilized for a while in early summer …
    http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=2280
    but that wasn’t preceded by anything resembling this kind of longterm run-up.

    Comment by WSB — 1:11 pm June 16, 2008 #

  10. I was at Costco yesterday afternoon, and their posted price for regular was $4.21…that’s the cheapest I have found in the 2 weeks.

    Comment by andrea — 1:13 pm June 16, 2008 #

  11. Wow Andrea! I wish I had known that I just paid $4.39/gallon and work right by Costco! Oh well I will have to drive by there next time…

    Comment by beachdrivegirl — 2:43 pm June 16, 2008 #

  12. LOL Joe

    Comment by wsblover — 2:55 pm June 16, 2008 #

  13. chas: I know what you mean. Real mass transit has to be on its own grade for it to really work. Look at the fabulous Bart system in the Bay Area. It’s wonderful. The monorail was a step in the right direction but, at $1 billion per mile, it was a boondoggle project meant only to enrich the politically connected. It should have been scuttled much earlier than it was, before the politically-connected could steal the land that was purchased.
    .
    The “light rail” project had real promise, but is now doomed to mediocrity with its shared grade in the Rainier Valley and along 5th.
    .
    Maybe some day we’ll have adults in charge.
    .
    As for the gas prices, I expect to see them start going down around election time. That’s what has happened in the last four election cycles, for obvious reasons.

    Comment by PSPS — 5:34 pm June 16, 2008 #

  14. I can’t wait until Obama wins. Gas will be back to $2/gallon by next summer!

    LOL Yes! The Obamamessiah can wave his God-like finger and affect world markets!

    As for the gas prices, I expect to see them start going down around election time. That’s what has happened in the last four election cycles, for obvious reasons. Not that gas prices don’t go down EVERY fall, regardless of whether it’s an election year.

    Comment by OP — 6:20 pm June 16, 2008 #

  15. Can’t speak to years gone by because we weren’t watching them quite the same way. But last fall they went up.
    http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=3665

    Comment by WSB — 6:25 pm June 16, 2008 #

  16. From a traders standpoint, the charts for crude, gasoline, and heating oil are all screaming “short me!” So If prices fall it won’t be because of any one person.

    Comment by Erik — 9:55 pm June 16, 2008 #

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