At this rate it’ll be 4 bucks in 3 weeks

chevron42407.jpgChecked the 35th/Holden Chevron station this morning, for the 2nd straight day. Somewhere between midnight and 10 am, the price of regular jumped another 4 cents to $3.26/gallon (as shown at left). Our subsequent unofficial drivearound survey suggests this may currently be the most expensive price in WS (let us know if you find differently).

13 Replies to "At this rate it'll be 4 bucks in 3 weeks"

  • Chet April 24, 2007 (12:41 pm)

    On 4/23 premium was 3.55 at the Admiral Chevron.

  • Chet April 24, 2007 (12:44 pm)

    Oh, and it jumped 9 cents, for regular, overnight from 3.01 to 3.10 at the Exxon on California. I’m not complaining though.

  • capo April 24, 2007 (2:02 pm)

    You might need to start riding your bike around to check out the gas prices.

  • don April 24, 2007 (2:44 pm)

    For those of you that rant about Safeway, I paid $2.96/gal at Admiral Safeway (17 cent discount) todya at about 11:00 a.m..

    And, for those of us that were around here in the early 70’s, you can buy it without waiting in line for hours, or days.

  • eric April 24, 2007 (4:01 pm)

    just how much was Gas in the early 70’s? or 80’s for that matter? I wasn’t driving then, but I imagine that, adjusted for inflation – and increased taxes and regulations – gas is about the same or less than it used to be.

    We complain about the cost of gas, but gladly pay $1.50 for a 16oz bottle of water or $8.00 for a 12oz micro at Safeco Field (OK, I don’t do the latter “gladly”).

    Get over it! Gas is a choice. Don’t like the prices? Ride the bus, buy a more fuel efficient car, move closer to work.

    I personally think we should jack the gas tax higher to pay for all of the projects we are trying to get done.

  • Admiral Janeway April 24, 2007 (5:35 pm)

    During the Arab oil embargo of 1973, gas more than doubled. I think prices rose from 45 cents a gallon to almost $1/gallon. I recall in the mid 1980’s gas being almost $2/gallon. I don’t know if there is one single reason behind the surge in gas prices this month – geo-political, refinery capacity, seasonal demand/usage, or just greedy oil distributor & companies. But the whole world knows we are dependent on our cars. They have become part of our lifestyle. Call us suckers.

  • Jiggers April 24, 2007 (6:49 pm)

    Whawhawhawha…catch the bus then if you don’t like it.

  • Deliboy April 24, 2007 (7:09 pm)

    Usually I feel guilty about being a smug non-driver (despite that my job requires lots of driving), but it’s seeming more and more reasonable every day.

  • Admiral Janeway April 24, 2007 (7:37 pm)

    I applaud you, Deliboy, for managing without a car.
    A national columnist once wrote that while America is addicted to the world’s oil. The world is addicted to America’s money.

  • flipjack April 24, 2007 (8:42 pm)

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and the Gregoire administration will probe gasoline prices in the state, which can vary greatly from place to place.
    Read more here:

  • Sue April 25, 2007 (7:22 am)

    I took part in Seattle’s One Less Car Challenge back in November and sold my car. I’ve been happily getting around by bus and the occasional Flexcar ever since. One Less Car Challenge gives you Flexcar incentives and memberships in various bicycle clubs. It’s nice to not care how much gas goes up. You can get more info about the Challenge at – you can either agree to sell your car outright or do a 1 or 2 month test (where you pledge to not use it at all) to see if it would work for you.
    I also highly recommend the book “How to Live Well Without Owning a Car” by Chris Balish. I’ve explored so much more of Seattle on foot and bus than I ever did by car.

  • Chet April 25, 2007 (7:43 am)

    4/24 Admiral Chevron was 3.21/3.41./3.61. :D Happy Day Folks.

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