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GASOLINE SURVEY: $3 Plus Gasoline Prevails in WV Capital Area, Eastern Panhandle, Huntington

Posted by kinchendavid on July 24, 2006

By David M. Kinchen

Hinton, WV   – Gasoline prices in Hinton stayed at $2.89 a gallon at Chevron Foodmart in Avis, the nearby Go Mart, as well as the Exxon Pit Row on the bypass on Sunday, July 23, 2006.

Statewide, the lowest observed price on July 23, 2006 was $2.81 a gallon at the Speedway in Ceredo and the Chevron and Certified stations in Kenova. Across the line in Catlettsburg, KY, regular was $2.71 at Flying J., according to http://www.westvirginiagasprices.com. Huntington’s lowest price on July 23 was $2.87 at Rich Oil across from Camden Park on Route 60; higher prices in Huntington were at Marathon at $3.09 a gallon – the same price as the Exxon in Barboursville. Beckley on July 23 posted $2.99 a gallon gasoline at Exxon, Chevron and Kroger. Regular was $2.85 at Sunoco in Moorefield, $2.88 at Speedway in Parkersburg; $3.19 at Marathon in Phillipi and $2.89 at Citgo in Thomas.

In the Charleston area, gasoline on July 23, 2006 was $2.88 at Pilot in Nitro and $2.89 at Rich Oil in Jefferson, according to http://www.charlestongasprices.com. It was $2.89 at Go Mart in both St. Albans and Institute and $2.89 at Speedway and Go Mart in Cross Lanes on July 23. The default price in Charleston, as well as South Charleston and Kanawha City, on July 23 was $3.09 a gallon at Exxon in central Charleston and most other stations in Charleston, South Charleston and Kanawha City. This is 20 cents a gallon higher than the $2.89 a gallon that prevailed in early July.

TRAVELING TIP from yours truly, a dedicated Amtrak customer. Next time take the train and save a bundle. My roundtrip ticket to Chicago from Hinton for a just concluded vacation trip was $96. I calculate that gasoline alone for one way to Chicago would be about that! Add in tolls and other expenses and you can understand why the Cardinal was full all the way there and back. In Chicago, where a special blend is required by the feds, expect to pay $3.60 and up for gasoline.

HERE IS A SITE where you can get up-to-date gasoline prices anywhere in the U.S. by just plugging your Zip Code into a box on the site and hitting “go.” It’s worth a try, especially with the heavy summer traveling season now in full swing, but don’t forget where you got the information: Check out our survey every week! Here’s the site:

http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx

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