Is Gasoline Getting Cheaper In Portland?

In the wee small hours of this morning, I drove by the Chevron station at NW 23rd/Vista and Northwest Burnside.

I noticed that the posted price for Premium gasoline was $3.73 a gallon.

Yes, I know that this fueling stop is one of the most expensive in PDX- but consider this.

For at least two weeks- up until late yesterday afternoon, the posted price for Premium gasoline at this Chevron was $3.83 a gallon.

So by my math, the price has gone down 10 cents.

Is this just an isolated case, or have you noticed a gradual pullback on pricing at the gas stations you frequent?

5 Comments so far

  1. Gerry (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 8:42 am

    I walk by the Chevron station at 47th & Sandy every night during my walk. I monitor and track the price of gas there, and have done this for the past 3-4 years. A few days ago, the price for a gallon of Supreme was $3.65; the price went down on Friday to $3.63.

    Just two cents, that’s all.


  2. no one in particular (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 9:32 am

    In this article about gas prices in the country being the highest ever:

    They mention that California, Nevada, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington have all seen modest declines in the past few days (and every other state has seen increases).

  3. Daaaaave (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    Unleaded Gasoline Average Prices
    Today 3.355
    Yesterday 3.356
    One Week Ago 3.375
    One Month Ago 3.079
    One Year Ago 3.044 says: no, not really.

  4. warner (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    I’ve seen about a 10 cent reduction in the SW subs. But it rollercoasters like crazy, so who knows?

  5. Andy Mesa (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:37 am

    I usually fill up at that Chevron or the station on 3rd and Burnside. With a 100cc motorcycle and average fillups of less than a gallon every 1-2 weeks, I don’t really notice or care what the price is.

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