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Kitsap gas hits $4.07 a gallon on Sunday

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Readers,

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline hit $4.07 Sunday, according to auto club AAA.

That’s up from $4.01 a week ago and $3.88 this time last month. A year ago, we were paying $3.76.

The gap between prices paid on the Port Madison Indian Reservation appears to be lessening, I’ve noticed in the past several weeks. This morning, it was selling for $4.06 there, and $4.08 on Kitsap Way.

Rachel Pritchett


Kitsap gas hits $4 a gallon Saturday

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

By Rachel Pritchett

Gas in Kitsap County hit the $4-dollar mark Saturday, with the average price for a gallon of unleaded 37 cents above what it was a month ago, according to auto club AAA.

Kitsap’s average price now matches the statewide average, substantially higher than the U.S. average of $3.38.

Washington joins only seven other states that had $4-plus gas this weekend. Hawaii had the highest with gas there going for $4.47. Wyoming had the lowest at $3.41 a gallon.

Kitsap’s spiraling gas prices are coming within sight of an all-time high for gas and diesel. On June 19, 2008, gas in Kitsap reached $4.37 and never went higher. The record for diesel occurred near that time — $5.04 recorded on July 14, 2008.

The U.S. average in 2011 was $3.51. A decade earlier, it was $1.43.

The 2012 Outlook by Oil Price Information Service suggested that futures trading could spur national prices even higher in 2012.

But that could be more strongly offset later this spring, when refineries switch from winter to summer blends for gas, and supplies are expected to be much more plentiful than in winter.

Many areas, according to the analysis, could see gas drop lower below $3 a gallon in the second half of 2012.


Boeing expects to sell 200 737 MAX planes to China

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

This in the The Tribune of Tacoma today.

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/business/2012/03/07/boeing-expects-to-sell-200-737-maxs-in-china-this-year/


Silverdale Office Depot employees …

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

… please call me and tell me your plans, this afternoon. Rachel Pritchett, Sun business reporter, 360-475-3783