Followup: New Fauntleroy Shell gas station now open

October 12, 2012 at 11:27 am | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 13 Comments

We reported two days ago that the long-closed, then sold and rebranded, gas station at Fauntleroy/Alaska, now Fauntleroy Shell (4580 Fauntleroy Way SW), could open as soon as today if tech work was complete. We stopped by a little while ago to check – the store and mini-mart are open. The station had been closed more than a year, since shutting down in the middle of what had been a rebranding from 76 to Arco.


  1. Isn’t there a shell station across the street? Is that one staying open?

    Comment by Mike B — 11:49 am October 12, 2012 #

  2. Follow the link to our story from earlier this week. In short: Yes, but not forever – it’s part of the site of the planned megaproject at 4755 Fauntleroy SW.

    Comment by WSB — 11:51 am October 12, 2012 #

  3. reminds me of the Starbucks on opposite corners of the same street in Vancouver BC.

    Comment by JonF — 12:10 pm October 12, 2012 #

  4. Why have we accepted $4 gas prices? 2-3 years ago we would have been outraged. Now, we are just numbed to it. Big oil is killing our household economy’s, yet we just blow it off.

    Comment by george — 12:18 pm October 12, 2012 #

  5. Who is responsible for cleaning up or demolishing the car wash? Alaska would look so much better without it!

    Comment by Neighbor — 12:23 pm October 12, 2012 #

  6. …maybe cause 4 years ago, average gas prices were even higher than they are today?

    Comment by datamuse — 12:35 pm October 12, 2012 #

  7. Wow! That was fast!! It was still a mess on Sunday!! They should open the drive through car wash!! Environmentally friendly and there’s only one in the area!

    Comment by bsmomma — 1:14 pm October 12, 2012 #

  8. By George, you’re right! These gross gas prices are terrible. Paying $4.55 for diesel gas, when it used to be the cheapest…I don’t understand. I walk and ride my bike as much as I can. REVOLTING, but nobody is really revolting…

    Comment by Vanessa — 3:28 pm October 12, 2012 #

  9. Datamuse you are incorrect. On October 27th 2008 average national gas price for regular unleaded was $2.66 per gallon. Would love to pay those prices again, but don’t count on it.

    Comment by Chris — 5:35 pm October 12, 2012 #

  10. Chris, I was looking at the average for Washington State, not nationally.
    Anecdotally, I’ve driven around much of the country and gas prices are higher here than anywhere else I go except California.

    Comment by datamuse — 5:42 pm October 12, 2012 #

  11. If everyone is OK with oil tankers in Puget Sound, then let’s build an oil refinery.

    Comment by zip line — 6:49 pm October 12, 2012 #

  12. keep us unformed about the mega project. i guess Bellevue is doing a 7 year, city block project. which is good for my trade. but if that happened in west seattle (even at a fraction of that)? i would be set!!!

    Comment by pilsner — 8:15 pm October 12, 2012 #

  13. There is refinery in Blaine, the prices in Whatcom County are sometimes higher then in King

    Comment by DP — 8:17 pm October 12, 2012 #

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