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ARCO station and ampm store proposed in Poulsbo

arcoAn ARCO fuel station and ampm convenience store could join the Sonic Drive-In at the corner of Viking Avenue and Highway 305.

A site plan review application has been filed for a 3,180-square-foot store, a nine-pump service station and 1,152-square-foot car wash on the 2-acre site, according to a notice distributed by the city Friday.

The station would be served by two underground storage tanks. Plans include parking for 11 vehicles.

BP West Coast Products submitted the permit application for the 22003 Viking Ave. property.

The city will accept comments on the application through Dec. 23. See the full notice below for details.

Gas prices remain low for Thanksgiving travel

b0013469343-999094Drivers headed out of town for the holiday will pay a tad more for a tank of gas this year than they did last Thanksgiving.

A gallon of regular gasoline was selling for an average of $2.58 in Kitsap County on Monday, according to AAA. That was up slightly from an average of $2.46 on the same day of 2015.

Nationally, gas prices are still much lower this fall than they were just a couple of years ago:

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Gas tends to cost less this time of year and an abundance of crude oil on the global market is helping keep retail prices in check.

AAA projects 43.5 million Americans will take road trips for Thanksgiving this week.

Gas prices on the rise; still lower than 2014

GasPrices03_9030952_ver1.0_640_480It was good while it lasted.

The $2 a gallon gas we enjoyed this winter is already in the rearview mirror, and AAA expects fuel prices to keep climbing through March. 

The average price of regular gasoline in the Bremerton area was $2.95 Friday, up from $2.38 in mid-February.

Regular was selling for $2.67 a gallon in Suquamish this week, according to Gas Buddy. The Silverdale Costco had regular for $2.73.

It could be a lot worse. According to AAA, Kitsap drivers were paying $3.60 for regular this time last year.

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Via aaa.com

A refinery explosion and labor strike in California have contributed to a rapid rise in prices along the west coast in the past month.

AAA notes crude oil prices started to rise in January. This is also the time of year when refineries slow down for maintenance, dropping the national supply.

While trending up, price increases have been halting this year, and the crude oil market remains volatile.