West Seattle Gas Price Watch: Headed for $2.50? Or?

October 27, 2008 at 1:08 am | In Gas prices, Transportation, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

arcotonite.jpgAs expected, our Sunday-night survey of West Seattle gas stations revealed major price slippage in the past week — the biggest, a 44-cent drop (at the station where we just had the first $2.60-something sighting, Arco on Delridge, photo left). Read on to see where the stations were at as the weekend ended, and how that compared to where they were this time last week:

First number is regular, as posted on the stations’ streetfront signs; second number is premium (where posted):

$2.69-$2.89, Arco (Delridge/Orchard)
(October 19th, $3.13-$3.35; October 12th, $3.39-$3.61; June 29th: $4.29-$4.49, April 20th: $3.47-$3.69)

$2.75-$2.95, Roxbury Gasoline
(October 19th: $3.07-$3.27; October 12th: $3.35-$3.55; no April/June prices as it didn’t reopen till late July)

$2.75-$2.99, Gasco (35th/Henderson)
(October 19: $3.09-$3.39; October 12th: $3.39-$3.59; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$2.81-$3.03, Delridge/Orchard Shell
(October 19th, $3.15-$3.37; October 12th, $3.45-$3.67; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.69-$3.89)

$2.81-$3.13, Roxbury Safeway
(October 19th, $3.23-$3.45; October 12th, $3.44-$3.75; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.56-$3.79)

$2.85-$3.05, Calif/Charlestown 7-11
(October 19th, $3.15-$3.35; October 12th, $3.42-$3.62; June 29th: $4.35-$4.55, April 20th: $3.55-$3.75)

$2.85-$3.05, Admiral Safeway
(October 19th, $3.15-$3.45; October 12th, $3.45-$3.75; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.57-$3.79)

$2.85-$3.07, mid-Delridge Shell
(October 19th: $3.25-$3.47; October 12th, $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.69-$3.89)

$2.85-$3.09, 35th/Holden Chevron
(October 19th, $3.25-$3.49; October 12th, $3.39-$3.63; June 29th: $4.38-$4.67, April 20th: $3.69-$3.93)

$2.85-$3.15, Roxbury Shell
(October 19th, $3.25-$3.45; October 12th: $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.67-$3.89)

$2.85-$3.15, 35th/Barton Exxon
(October 19th: $3.25-$3.51; October 12th: $3.39-$3.65; June 29th: $4.39-$4.63, April 20th: $3.66-$3.89)

$2.85 (premium no longer posted), California/Andover 76
(October 19th, $3.15; October 12th, $3.45; June 29th: $4.26-$4.47, April 20th: $3.59-$3.79)

$2.93-$3.33, Admiral Chevron
(October 19th, $3.27-$3.67; October 12th, $3.49-$3.89; June 29th: $4.37-$4.77, April 20th: $3.65-$4.05)

$2.95-$3.19, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76
(October 19th, $3.25-$3.49; October 12th, $3.45-$3.69; June 29th: $4.35-$4.59, April 20th: $3.67-$3.91)

$2.95-$3.19, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral)
(October 19th, $3.15-$3.55; October 12th, $3.53-$3.77; June 29th: $4.38-$4.62, April 20th: $3.67-$3.91)

$2.95-$3.19, California Shell
(October 19th, $3.25-$3.46; October 12th, $3.45-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.63, April 20th: $3.71-$3.95)

$2.95-$3.19, 35th/Avalon 7-11
(October 19th, $3.27-$3.47; October 12th, $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.33-$4.57, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$2.95-$3.25, Lincoln Park 76
(October 19th, $3.29-$3.59; October 12th, $3.55-$3.85; June 29th: $4.43-$4.67, April 20th: $3.69-$3.95)

$2.97-$3.21, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell
(October 19th, $3.22-$3.47; October 12th, $3.39-$3.59; June 29th: $4.33-$4.57, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$2.99-$3.19, Gas Depot (South Delridge)
(October 19th, $3.25-$3.49; October 12th, $3.35-$3.59; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.65-$3.85)

$2.?? (only regular is posted and the 2nd/3rd digits were blank), Delridge 76 (formerly Exxon)

To see the citywide average, check AAA’s latest stats.

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

7 Comments

  1. I’m going out on a hunch and say that we’ll be seeing $2 a gallon gas soon… the economy is going to be getting much worse before it gets better.

    Comment by Scott — 5:45 am October 27, 2008 #

  2. Ruxbury Gas station is 2.85 for prem. I just filled!

    Comment by P — 8:34 am October 27, 2008 #

  3. Gas always dips right before a major election.

    Comment by austin — 9:10 am October 27, 2008 #

  4. Not so. Here’s a chart that includes weekly US (and other countries) gas prices for 1996, 2000, 2004 (and the years inbetween, not to mention the years since):
    http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/gas1.html
    Note that those are identified as premium prices, not regular. Had no idea this page existed, found it by googling “gas prices 2004″ (without quotes) to try to check the election perception.

    Comment by WSB — 9:55 am October 27, 2008 #

  5. Lowest gas in the country, per NPR this morning, is Wichita KS at $2.26.

    Comment by Bikefor1 — 10:05 am October 27, 2008 #

  6. WSB, thanks for posting the link to the Energy Information Administration site. I poked around a bit and found their Gas and Diesel Fuel Update which leads to a lot of interesting information. Clicking on History … More Retail Gasoline Prices gets you an excel file with weekly prices for regular, midgrade, and premium, back to the early 90s.
    .
    They’ve also got weekly Seattle prices for regular gas back to 2003 http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/hist/mg_rco_sew.htm

    Comment by owen — 3:03 pm October 27, 2008 #

  7. Costco $2.64 this pm

    Comment by cruiser — 5:52 pm October 27, 2008 #

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