West Seattle Gas Price Watch: New “leader” of the pump pack

June 9, 2008 at 5:39 am | In Gas prices, Transportation, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

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We usually crop the rear-view mirror out of “taken from the car” photos. However, the above shot seemed to capture the flavor of our drive-by survey of West Seattle gas prices late last night. It shows the station that now has the highest WS price for regular – $4.33 @ 35th/Barton Exxon. Just ahead – the full West Seattle survey, which now includes a map as well as the text list of current and past prices:

In case you prefer to just check how your nearest gas station is doing, we made this Google Map – click on any pump icon to see where that station’s at now, plus our price checks from the past few weeks/months. Right below the map, you’ll find the text list, sorted by posted prices for regular, lowest to highest.


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$4.15-$4.37, Arco (Delridge/Orchard)
(1 wk ago $4.03-$4.25, 2 wks ago $3.89-$4.09, 6 wks ago $3.47-$3.69, 13 wks ago $3.25-$3.47)

$4.23-$4.43, Calif/Charlestown 7-11
(1 wk ago $4.12-$4.33, 2 wks ago $3.99-$4.19, 6 wks ago $3.55-$3.75, 13 wks ago $3.41-$3.61)

$4.23-$4.43, California/Andover 76
(1 wk ago $4.13-$4.33, 2 wks ago $3.99-$4.19, 6 wks ago $3.59-$3.79, 13 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.24-$4.48, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral)
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.43, 2 wks ago $4.03-$4.27, 6 wks ago $3.67-$3.91, 13 wks ago $3.42-$3.67)

$4.24-$4.49, Avalon 7-11
(1 wk ago $4.17-$4.45, 2 wks ago $4.05/$4.29, 6 wks ago $3.65-$3.89, 13 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.25-$4.45, Delridge Exxon
(1 wk ago $4.18-$4.38, 2 wks ago $4.03-$4.20, 5 wks ago $3.58-$3.78, 12 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.25-$4.45, Gas Depot (South Delridge)
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.39, 2 wks ago $4.03-$4.23, 6 wks ago $3.65-$3.85, 13 wks ago $3.39-$3.59)

$4.25-$4.49, Admiral Safeway
(1 wk ago $4.13-$4.43, 2 wks ago $4.05-$4.25, 6 wks ago $3.57-$3.79, 13 wks ago $3.42-$3.63)

$4.25-$4.51, Lincoln Park 76
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.39, 2 wks ago $4.05-$4.29, 6 wks ago $3.69-$3.95, 13 wks ago $3.49-$3.75)

$4.25-$4.65, Admiral Chevron
(1 wk ago $4.21-$4.61, 2 wks ago $4.05-$4.45, 6 wks ago $3.65-$4.05, 13 wks ago $3.43-$3.83)

$4.27-$4.49, mid-Delridge Shell
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.41, 2 wks ago $4.04-$4.26, 6 wks ago $3.69-$3.89, 13 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.27-$4.49, Delridge/Orchard Shell
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.41, 2 wks ago $4.04-$4.26, 6 wks ago $3.69-$3.89, 13 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.27-$4.49, Roxbury Safeway
(1 wk ago $4.07-$4.31, 2 wks ago $4.06-$4.25, 6 wks ago $3.56-$3.79, 13 wks ago $3.38-$3.59)

$4.27-$4.49, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell
(1 wk ago $4.17-$4.45, 2 wks ago $4.05-$4.29, 6 wks ago $3.65-$3.89, 13 wks ago $3.45-$3.69)

$4.29-$4.49, Roxbury Shell
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.41, 2 wks ago $4.05-$4.27, 6 wks ago $3.67-$3.89, 13 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.29-$4.49, Gasco (35th/Henderson)
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.39, 2 wks ago $4.09-$4.29, 6 wks ago $3.65-$3.89. 13 wks ago $3.46-$3.69)

$4.29-$4.53, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76
(1 wk ago $4.19-$4.47, 2 wks ago $4.07-$4.31, 6 wks ago $3.67-$3.91, 13 wks ago $3.47-$3.71)

$4.29-$4.53, California Shell
(1 wk ago $4.22-$4.52, 2 wks ago $4.05-$4.31, 6 wks ago $3.71-$3.95, 13 wks ago $3.47-$3.71)

$4.29-$4.55, 35th/Holden Chevron
(1 wk ago $4.25-$4.49, 2 wks ago $4.09-$4.33, 6 wks ago $3.69-$3.93, 13 wks ago $3.46-$3.69)

$4.33-$4.55, 35th/Barton Exxon
(1 wk ago $4.17-$4.39, 2 wks ago $4.07-$4.29, 6 wks ago $3.66-$3.89, 13 wks ago $3.45-$3.71)

How’s West Seattle doing compared to the citywide average? As usual, just a little above the citywide average, as tracked by AAA. Meantime, our previous West Seattle Gas Price Watch coverage is archived here.

6 Comments

  1. As painful as these prices might be they’re still pretty tame compared to what I see at the pumps in Southern Italy. Diesel (which is cheaper here than gasoline) is running 1.55 Euros per liter. Doesn’t sound too bad until you convert to gallons and then apply the exchange rate. Once you do that we are talking $9.20 per gallon. Ouch! Ity costs $20 to drive to work and back each day. Luckily my car gets 40 MPG. . . . . .

    Comment by Brad in Italy — 6:44 am June 9, 2008 #

  2. Thanks for the perspective. Here’s a question – how’s the transit? (Haven’t been to Italy.) I spent a few days in Minneapolis for a conference last week (where gas was $3.85 when I left Friday) and was reminded how sweet life is when there’s good, abundant, cheap transit … excellent frequent buses AND light rail on truly well-traveled routes.

    Comment by WSB — 9:48 am June 9, 2008 #

  3. Comparing US gas prices to Europe is like comparing apples to oranges. I’ve never been to Europe, but can tell from a map that it’s smaller than the US, and I know they have better transit and railways than the US does (particularly Seattle). Europeans have options, and when they have to drive it’s probably not as far. I wouldn’t complain about $4 gas if I could actually take the bus to work and not waste 3 hours of my life on mass transit compared to around 35 minutes total if I drive my car.

    Comment by swimcat — 4:12 pm June 9, 2008 #

  4. Yup

    Comment by Todd — 5:13 pm June 9, 2008 #

  5. You’re right swimcat, it is like comparing apples to oranges. We ride on flying carpets and live in igloos. You are probably the best person in the world to comment on life in Italy, especially since you’ve never lived here. . . .

    When we drive it’s probably not as far? I was 17 miles away from work in Seattle and now (because I need to live near an international school for my kids) my communte is only 30 minutes but it’s over 40 miles. . . . . .

    Comment by Brad in Italy — 5:39 am June 10, 2008 #

  6. What I find interesting in the US near WS is that traffic is just as bad at 4.25 a gallon as it was at 1.25 a gallon.

    Comment by wsblover — 2:39 pm June 10, 2008 #

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