West Seattle weekend scenes: Station to station

November 8, 2008 at 11:57 am | In Environment, Gas prices, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

A recent note asked whether we knew why work crews like that one appeared to be drilling around Roxhill Elementary School. We took the question to Seattle Public Schools‘ communications team what they could tell us, and they finally got to the bottom of it, so to speak: The crews are checking whether any gasoline from tanks at the recently reopened “Ruxbury” gas station across the street seeped into the water table. David Tucker from the school district says they’re only working on weekends, and whatever they find, it’s no danger to the school or its students/staff because water used there doesn’t come from the site. We’ll be checking further on the extent of the investigation. Meantime, at another gas station a couple miles north, a new price milestone:

Gas prices are truly falling, in more ways than one, at Delridge Arco, first West Seattle spot where we’ve sighted a price in the $2.20s. Will we see sub-$2 gas? Any bets? Tomorrow night, by the way, we’ll be making the rounds for our usual Sunday night price survey of all West Seattle gas stations (here’s last week’s - Arco has dropped 20 cents since then).


  1. So, one might say that the “9″ in the unleaded price, is evidence that gas prices keep falling?

    *Mike—-ducking rotten tomaotes being flung*

    Comment by miws — 12:15 pm November 8, 2008 #

  2. That’s what I meant. Seriously, it happened right while I was taking pix – I have one pic from a minute earlier with the number in place – didn’t even notice it slipping in the second photo till I came home and put the camera card in the reader!

    Comment by WSB — 12:45 pm November 8, 2008 #

  3. California/Andover 76 $2.49 on Nov 3
    Calif/Charlestown 7-11 $2.55 on Nov 3
    down to $2.30 tonight
    I pray it keeps going down; may actually be able to fill up my car for first time in a year soon

    Comment by Diane — 11:02 pm November 8, 2008 #

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