West Seattle Gas Price Watch: $1-something in sight?

November 10, 2008 at 5:04 am | In Gas prices, Transportation, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

gas-pump.jpgConsidering the lowest posted gas price in West Seattle on our latest late-Sunday-night weekly survey is less than a quarter away from being sub-$2 — with prices having dropped about 2 dollars since their peak less than 5 months ago — that’s not such a ridiculous question to ask. Read on for our full list of West Seattle gas stations’ prices (for regular and premium) as of a few hours ago (with comparison numbers for previous weeks/months):

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

$2.23-$2.55, Arco (Delridge/Orchard)
(November 3: $2.49-$2.73; October 26th: $2.69-$2.89; October 19th, $3.13-$3.35; October 12th, $3.39-$3.61; June 29th: $4.29-$4.49, April 20th: $3.47-$3.69)

$2.30-$2.50, Calif/Charlestown 7-11
(November 3: $2.55-$2.75; October 26th: $2.85-$3.05; October 19th, $3.15-$3.35; October 12th, $3.42-$3.62; June 29th: $4.35-$4.55, April 20th: $3.55-$3.75)

$2.30 (premium no longer posted), California/Andover 76
(November 3: $2.49; October 26th: $2.85; October 19th, $3.15; October 12th, $3.45; June 29th: $4.26-$4.47, April 20th: $3.59-$3.79)

$2.31, Delridge 76 (formerly Exxon)
(November 3: $2.49; various problems hampered price checks in previous weeks)

$2.33-$2.53, Roxbury Gasoline
(November 3: $2.55-$2.75; October 26th: $2.75-$2.95; October 19th: $3.07-$3.27; October 12th: $3.35-$3.55; no April/June prices as it didn’t reopen till late July)

$2.33-$2.65, Admiral Safeway
(November 3: $2.55-$2.87; October 26th: $2.85-$3.05; October 19th, $3.15-$3.45; October 12th, $3.45-$3.75; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.57-$3.79)

$2.35-$2.59, Gasco (35th/Henderson)
(November 3: $2.49-$2.79; October 26th: $2.75-$2.99; October 19: $3.09-$3.39; October 12th: $3.39-$3.59; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$2.35-$2.65, Roxbury Safeway
(November 3: $2.59-$2.93; October 26th: $2.81-$3.13; October 19th, $3.23-$3.45; October 12th, $3.44-$3.75; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.56-$3.79)

$2.39-$2.67, North Delridge Shell
(November 3: $2.59-$2.85; October 26th: $2.85-$3.07; October 19th: $3.25-$3.47; October 12th, $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.69-$3.89)

$2.39-$2.67, Delridge/Orchard Shell
(November 3: $2.49-$2.74; October 26th: $2.81-$3.03; October 19th, $3.15-$3.37; October 12th, $3.45-$3.67; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.69-$3.89)

$2.41-$2.73, 35th/Barton Exxon
(November 3: $2.54-$2.86; October 26th: $2.85-$3.15; October 19th: $3.25-$3.51; October 12th: $3.39-$3.65; June 29th: $4.39-$4.63, April 20th: $3.66-$3.89)

$2.41-$2.81, Admiral Chevron
(November 3: $2.61-$3.01; October 26th: $2.93-$3.33; October 19th, $3.27-$3.67; October 12th, $3.49-$3.89; June 29th: $4.37-$4.77, April 20th: $3.65-$4.05)

$2.45-$2.69, 35th/Avalon 7-11
(November 3: $2.63-$2.85; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 19th, $3.27-$3.47; October 12th, $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.33-$4.57, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$2.45-$2.69, California Shell
(November 3: $2.65-$2.89; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 19th, $3.25-$3.46; October 12th, $3.45-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.63, April 20th: $3.71-$3.95)

$2.45-$2.69, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76
(November 3: $2.67-$2.89; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 19th, $3.25-$3.49; October 12th, $3.45-$3.69; June 29th: $4.35-$4.59, April 20th: $3.67-$3.91)

$2.45-$2.79, Lincoln Park 76
(November 3: $2.59-$2.89; October 26th: $2.95-$3.25; October 19th, $3.29-$3.59; October 12th, $3.55-$3.85; June 29th: $4.43-$4.67, April 20th: $3.69-$3.95)

$2.47-$2.71, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell
(November 3: $2.65-$2.87; October 26th: $2.97-$3.21; October 19th, $3.22-$3.47; October 12th, $3.39-$3.59; June 29th: $4.33-$4.57, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$2.49-$2.69, Gas Depot (South Delridge)
(November 3: $2.69-$2.89; October 26th, $2.99-$3.19; October 19th, $3.25-$3.49; October 12th, $3.35-$3.59; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.65-$3.85)

$2.49-$2.69, Roxbury Shell
(November 3: $2.65-$2.85; October 26th: $2.85-$3.15; October 19th, $3.25-$3.45; October 12th: $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.67-$3.89)

$2.49-$2.74, 35th/Holden Chevron
(November 3: $2.65-$2.89; October 26th: $2.85-$3.09; October 19th, $3.25-$3.49; October 12th, $3.39-$3.63; June 29th: $4.38-$4.67, April 20th: $3.69-$3.93)

$2.51-$2.75, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral)
(November 3: $2.69-$2.93; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 19th, $3.15-$3.55; October 12th, $3.53-$3.77; June 29th: $4.38-$4.62, April 20th: $3.67-$3.91)

To see the citywide average, check AAA’s latest stats. For future reference – thanks to Scott C for the suggestion – we will note the price of a barrel of oil each week as we write this up; as of very early this morning, it’s $63.34, per MarketWatch.com.

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

12 Comments

  1. So does anyone know why diesel is still so high? As I understand it diesel is a byproduct of gas. I’ve also read that more diesel is left over than gas in the refining process. So why the ridiculously high prices?

    Comment by Ian — 6:54 am November 10, 2008 #

  2. Taxes. The state reasons that diesel is commercial and so they can absorb the tax bill more easily

    Comment by DG — 8:18 am November 10, 2008 #

  3. Ain’t market corrections grand?! $60.90 BBL at the moment of this writing.

    Comment by OP — 10:55 am November 10, 2008 #

  4. We may have to do nightly gas patrol at this rate. Didn’t see any notable drops half an hour ago while driving back from an unrelated media briefing at Don Armeni, but then again, I didn’t pass the ever-dropping Arco … have to head to the precinct a bit later so we’ll see if that one’s changed by then! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:09 am November 10, 2008 #

  5. I’m going to step out on a short limb and state the obvious… said it several weeks ago too, that we’ll see $2 gas soon, but I’m going to say easily by the end of the month.
    .
    Got a note from a friend that in Lexington, Kentucky that unleaded gas there is $1.78 this morning. Costco in Covington this morning is $2.10

    Comment by Scott — 5:22 pm November 10, 2008 #

  6. Gas at the pumps still changes on Wednesday, no? So, Tuesday at midnight would be the prime time to watch pump prices.
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    Side note: A few years back I recall talking to the owner of a the station at Alaska & Fantleroy one Tuesday night. The company truck was parked across the street at the then-Schuck’s parking lot. Apparently, he had arrived too far ahead of schedule amd was ordered to wait until Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. to deliver the fuel so it was charged at an increased rate.
    .
    Any idea how/why this is?

    Comment by Bob Loblaw — 5:27 pm November 10, 2008 #

  7. Jeebus — you think I could spell “Fauntleroy” and “and” correctly.

    Comment by Bob Loblaw — 5:28 pm November 10, 2008 #

  8. Of course we just bought a hybrid…but we did our part to help sagging automobile sales.

    Comment by jbar — 5:43 pm November 10, 2008 #

  9. These days it changes almost daily. We drive by at least five gas stations in the course of a day, many days most of the WS stations, and we notice changes on any and every day – we just pick Sunday because generally there’s nobody up changing prices on Sunday nights so it’s stable for a few hours! Which reminds me, I still haven’t been past Arco to see if they’re into the $2.10s … we’re heading out in a bit.

    Comment by WSB — 6:22 pm November 10, 2008 #

  10. Calif/Charlestown 7-11
    &
    California/Andover 76
    both down to $2.25 tonight

    Comment by Diane — 9:12 pm November 10, 2008 #

  11. thanks, Diane! I never did make it to the Arco drive-by. Later today … Marketwatch.com, meantime, has oil at $60-something right now, about the same time I took last night’s reading (er, yesterday morning), so that’s down more than 2 bucks and it would make sense for more gas price drops.

    Comment by WSB — 2:17 am November 11, 2008 #

  12. Calif/Charlestown 7-11
    &
    California/Andover 76
    both down to $2.23 tonight

    Comment by Diane — 10:43 pm November 11, 2008 #

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