West Seattle Gas Price Watch: 30 cents up, though oil’s down

February 9, 2009 at 5:08 am | In Gas prices, Transportation, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

gas-pump.jpgWithin the past few days, the last of the sub-$2 gas prices have vanished. Ahead, for the first time in 2 months, we have surveyed all West Seattle gas stations (except for Exxon at 35th/Barton, where the pumps are cordoned off – we’ll check tomorrow on whether that’s temporary or permanent), and found most prices up more than 30 cents a gallon in that timespan, even though the price of oil is lower:

In this list, the first number is regular, as posted on the stations’ streetfront signs; second number is premium (where posted)

$2.01-$2.25, Arco (Delridge/Orchard)
(December 8: $1.75-$2.09; 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)

$2.05-$2.33, Admiral Safeway
(December 8: $1.81-$2.01; 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)

$2.07-$2.47, Admiral Chevron
(December 8: $1.87-$2.27; 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)

$2.09-$2.29, Roxbury Gasoline
(December 8: $1.77-$1.97; 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)

$2.11-$2.35, Roxbury Safeway
(December 1: $1.81-$2.13; 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)

$2.13-$2.35, Gasco (35th/Henderson)
(December 8: $1.79-$1.99; 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)

$2.17-$2.43, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell
(December 8: $1.87-$2.13; 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)

$2.17-$2.43, 35th/Avalon 7-11
(December 8: $1.89-$2.19; 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)

$2.17 (premium not posted), California/Andover 76
(December 8: $1.79; November 24: $2.05; October 26th: $2.85; October 12th, $3.45; June 29th: $4.26-$4.47, April 20th: $3.59-$3.79)

$2.18 (premium not posted), Delridge 76
(December 8: $1.83; November 17: $2.22; earlier comparison dates not available)

$2.19-$2.39, Gas Depot (South Delridge)
(December 8: $1.79-$1.99; 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)

$2.19-$2.39, Calif/Charlestown 7-11
(December 8: $1.81-$2.01; 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)

$2.19-$2.39, North Delridge Shell
(December 8: $1.89-$2.19; 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)

$2.19-$2.39, Delridge/Orchard Shell
(December 8: $1.89-$2.19; 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)

$2.19-$2.43, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral)
(December 8: $1.93-$2.17; 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)

$2.19-$2.45, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76
(December 8: $1.89-$2.15; 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)

$2.19-$2.45, California Shell
(December 8: $1.99-$2.25; 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)

$2.21-$2.43, Roxbury Shell
(December 8: $1.91-$2.19; 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)

$2.25-$2.49, 35th/Holden Chevron
(December 8: $1.99-$2.24; 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)

$2.25-$2.49, Lincoln Park 76
(December 8: $1.89-$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)

(currently cordoned off), 35th/Barton Exxon
(December 8: $1.91-$2.19; 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)

$2.77, 35th/Barton Propel Biodiesel

To see the citywide average, check AAA’s latest stats. We note the price of a barrel of oil whenever we update the survey; though gas prices have jumped in the 2 months since our survey, oil is down – $39.88/barrel as of very early this morning, while at the time of the last survey 12/8 it was $43.43 (down from $63.34 four weeks before that), per MarketWatch.com.

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

5 Comments

  1. I heard the Exxon/minimart on 35th and Barton is going out of business…I’m sure you’ll follow up on this.

    Comment by morcaffeineplease — 5:38 am February 9, 2009 #

  2. It’s nice how the price of fuel goes up when price of oil goes up but God forbid it go down when oil prices drop.

    Although I don’t have a diesel vehicle I noticed the price of diesel skyrocket more than gas and it’s now continued to stay above gas since fuel prices started rising back in the early part of the past 8 years.

    Comment by wookie — 6:53 am February 9, 2009 #

  3. Gas pricing is a scam. Wake up people!

    According to a recent Gallup poll, despite oil prices that have fallen to nearly $40 a barrel, the majority of North Americans still to drive less. Oil Reserves are at an
    18 year high yet gas prices are on the rise again.

    In Canada, we had individuals who would pop up on the news and tell the public that gas pricing works like this: Every dollar on the cost of a barrel of oil translates
    into a penny on the litre.

    That’s when oil was $138.00 a barrel and we were paying $1.38 per litre (approx $5.00 per US gallon).

    Where are they now? We are paying 85 cents a litre (approx $3.40 per US gallon). According to the previous formula we should be paying 41 cents.

    Supply and demand? I don’t think so.

    Why is the global economy so screwed up? It’s nothing short of corporate greed and economic terrorism. The reason the world is in the state it currently finds itself
    in is because of the oil companies and their monopolized distribution strategies. It’s the 100% bare and honest truth. Oh ya, and did I mention that all governments
    are in their back pocket. Go figure.

    Comment by Ray — 6:56 am February 9, 2009 #

  4. Well go figure it goes up just as we get our jeep working again and our golf…..The best car ever to fill up (20 bucks to fill) Is broken! We went from 20 bucks a week to 20 bucks a day!!! Grrr…..When will anything start to look up!

    Comment by familyaffairgirls — 1:15 pm February 9, 2009 #

  5. I completely agree with Ray! God forbid that Big Business and Government played by the same set of rules that small business and private citizens had to play by. Oh, that right the former set the rules only to break them!

    Comment by BusinessOwner — 11:05 pm February 10, 2009 #

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