West Seattle Gas Price Watch: Going lower, slower

December 8, 2008 at 2:49 am | In Gas prices, Transportation, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

gas-pump.jpgGas prices continue to drop — the national average is its lowest in five years, according to weekend reports — but they’re falling more slowly; two West Seattle stations actually have the same prices as they did during our last survey a week ago. As for everybody else, varying drops. In the list you’ll see ahead, the first number is regular, as posted on the stations’ streetfront signs; second number is premium (where posted)

$1.75-$2.09, Arco (Delridge/Orchard)
(December 1: $1.87-$2.13; November 24: $1.99-$2.19; November 17: $2.15-$2.43; October 26th: $2.69-$2.89; October 12th, $3.39-$3.61; June 29th: $4.29-$4.49, April 20th: $3.47-$3.69)

$1.77-$1.97, Roxbury Gasoline
(December 1: $1.83-$2.03; November 24: $1.89-$2.09; November 17: $2.17-$2.37; November 10: $2.33-$2.53; October 26th: $2.75-$2.95; October 12th: $3.35-$3.55; no April/June prices as it didn’t reopen till late July)

$1.79-$1.99, Gasco (35th/Henderson)
(December 1: $1.85-$2.09; November 24: $1.99-$2.29; November 17: $2.19-$2.49; October 26th: $2.75-$2.99; October 12th: $3.39-$3.59; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$1.79 (premium not posted), California/Andover 76
(December 1: $1.93; November 24: $2.05; November 17: $2.15; October 26th: $2.85; October 12th, $3.45; June 29th: $4.26-$4.47, April 20th: $3.59-$3.79)

$1.79-$1.99, Gas Depot (South Delridge)
(December 1: $1.99-$2.19; November 24: $2.09-$2.29; November 17: $2.19-$2.39; October 26th, $2.99-$3.19; October 12th, $3.35-$3.59; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.65-$3.85)

$1.81-$2.01, Calif/Charlestown 7-11
(December 1: $1.92-$2.12; November 24: $2.07-$2.27; November 17: $2.15-$2.35; October 26th: $2.85-$3.05; October 12th, $3.42-$3.62; June 29th: $4.35-$4.55, April 20th: $3.55-$3.75)

$1.81-$2.01, Admiral Safeway
(December 1: $1.91-$2.13; November 24: $2.07-$2.25; November 17: $2.18-$2.53; October 26th: $2.85-$3.05; October 12th, $3.45-$3.75; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.57-$3.79)

$1.81-$2.13, Roxbury Safeway
(December 1: $1.87-$2.11; November 24: $1.99-$2.29; November 17: $2.23-$2.53; October 26th: $2.81-$3.13; October 12th, $3.44-$3.75; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.56-$3.79)

$1.83 (premium not posted), Delridge 76
(December 1: $1.93; November 24: $2.05; November 17: $2.22; earlier comparison dates not available)

$1.87-$2.13, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell
(December 1: $1.97-$2.23; November 24: $2.07-$2.37; November 17: $2.27-$2.57; October 26th: $2.97-$3.21; October 12th, $3.39-$3.59; June 29th: $4.33-$4.57, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$1.87-$2.27, Admiral Chevron
(December 1: $1.91-$2.33; November 24: $2.05-$2.45; November 17: $2.17-$2.57; October 26th: $2.93-$3.33; October 12th, $3.49-$3.89; June 29th: $4.37-$4.77, April 20th: $3.65-$4.05)

$1.89-$2.15, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76
(December 1: $1.99-$2.25; November 24: $2.09-$2.39; November 17: $2.29-$2.59; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 12th, $3.45-$3.69; June 29th: $4.35-$4.59, April 20th: $3.67-$3.91)

$1.89-$2.19, Delridge/Orchard Shell
(December 1: $1.99-$2.21; November 24: $2.09-$2.29; November 17: $2.25-$2.47; October 26th: $2.81-$3.03; October 12th, $3.45-$3.67; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.69-$3.89)

$1.89-$2.19, 35th/Avalon 7-11
(December 1: $1.95-$2.21; November 24: $2.05-$2.35; November 17: $2.25-$2.55; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 12th, $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.33-$4.57, April 20th: $3.65-$3.89)

$1.89-$2.19, North Delridge Shell
(December 1: $1.99-$2.25; November 24: $2.09-$2.39; November 17: $2.25-$2.49; October 26th: $2.85-$3.07; October 12th, $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.69-$3.89)

$1.89-$2.45, Lincoln Park 76
(December 1: $1.89-$2.45; November 24: $2.15-$2.45; November 17: $2.35-$2.69; October 26th: $2.95-$3.25; October 12th, $3.55-$3.85; June 29th: $4.43-$4.67, April 20th: $3.69-$3.95)

$1.91-$2.19, 35th/Barton Exxon
(December 1: $1.95-$2.19; November 24: $2.11-$2.35; November 17: $2.25-$2.53; October 26th: $2.85-$3.15; October 12th: $3.39-$3.65; June 29th: $4.39-$4.63, April 20th: $3.66-$3.89)

$1.91-$2.19, Roxbury Shell
(December 1: $1.95-$2.21; November 24: $2.09-$2.39; November 17: $2.29-$2.49; October 26th: $2.85-$3.15; October 12th: $3.49-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.59, April 20th: $3.67-$3.89)

$1.93-$2.17, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral)
(December 1: $1.99-$2.23; November 24: $2.13-$2.37; November 17: $2.29-$2.53; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 12th, $3.53-$3.77; June 29th: $4.38-$4.62, April 20th: $3.67-$3.91)

$1.95-$2.25, California Shell
(December 1: $1.99-$2.25; November 24: $2.09-$2.39; November 17: $2.29-$2.59; October 26th: $2.95-$3.19; October 12th, $3.45-$3.69; June 29th: $4.39-$4.63, April 20th: $3.71-$3.95)

$1.99-$2.24, 35th/Holden Chevron
(December 1: $1.99-$2.24; November 24: $2.19-$2.44; November 17: $2.29-$2.54; October 26th: $2.85-$3.09; October 12th, $3.39-$3.63; June 29th: $4.38-$4.67, April 20th: $3.69-$3.93)

To see the citywide average, check AAA’s latest stats. We note the price of a barrel of oil each week at the time we update the survey; as of very early this morning, it’s $43.43 $51.90 (down from $51.90 one week ago; it was $49.15 two weeks ago; $56.30 three weeks ago; $63.34 four weeks ago), per MarketWatch.com.

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

4 Comments

  1. Far away from West Seattle, but outside of Detroit its $1.45 a gallon for regular. I suspect before its at its lowest we’ll see that here too.

    Comment by Scott — 3:07 am December 8, 2008 #

  2. Not quite West Seattle, but many fuel up at Costco on 4th Ave S. Costco has strange pricing on gas. I was told that they average the cost of gas at nearby stations to come up with their 4th Ave price which is usually higher than Costo gas in Southcenter. Does not make sense.

    Comment by Fuel Nulu — 10:33 am December 8, 2008 #

  3. Fuel Nulu, I was told from a gas station manager that they have some room to make up their own pricing, and he does this in his own area. Basically he checks what his competition is charging and then sets his own price, within limits. Makes sense to me on the Costco pricing. Plus they are in the city and Southcenter is another city, which is traditionally less expensive for gas. At least each week when I travel south the gas is as much as .10 a gallon less than Seattle pricing.

    Comment by P — 10:54 am December 8, 2008 #

  4. A similar oddity with Costco gas… We have home in Bonney Lake and spend time there as well as in Sumner both of which (especially Fred Meyer or Safeway) will have lower gas prices than the Puyallup Costco. They Costco attendant there says they just index to Puyallup … even though we are all relatively close and come to Costo like bugs to a light… no matter where one is… so it pays to compare!!

    Comment by cleat — 11:11 am December 8, 2008 #

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