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GASOLINE SURVEY: Prices Decline Throughout Mountain State

Posted by kinchendavid on September 10, 2006

By David M. Kinchen
Editor, Huntington News Network

Hinton, WV   – Gasoline prices in Hinton declined to $2.49 a gallon on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, from last week’s $2.63 a gallon at Chevron Foodmart in Avis, the nearby Go Mart, as well as the Exxon and Cargo stations.

Statewide, the lowest observed price on Sept. 9, 2006 was $2.30 a gallon at Sam’s Club in Vienna, compared with last week’s $2.46 at Gas N Goods in Harrisville, according to http://www.westvirginiagasprices.com. Regular was $2.32 at Speedway in Belpre, OH, across the river from Parkersburg. It was $2.33 at Speedway in Parkersburg. The lowest observed Huntington price on Sept. 9 was $2.45 at Chevron; it was $2.46 at Marathon and Speedway in Huntington and $2.49 at Rich Oil across from Camden Park. These prices are 20 cents or more per gallon lower than last week.

The Kroger store in Barboursville was charging $2.53 on Sept. 9. In Morgantown, gas was $2.59 at Sheetz, down from last week’s $2.85. It was also $2.59 at Kroger and $2.55 at Exxon in Morgantown. In the Bluefield-Princeton area, the price point on Sept. 9 was $2.49 at KO and Go Mart in Green Valley, down from last week’s $2.65. The Cargo station on Princeton Avenue in Bluefield was charging $2.55 a gallon.

In the Charleston area, the lowest observed price of $2.39 a gallon on Sept. 9 was a dime lower than last week’s $2.49 and prevailed at Go Mart in St. Albans, BP in Spring Hill and Rich Oil in Jefferson, according to http://www.charlestongasprices.com. Central Charleston prices were typically at $2.59 a gallon on Sept. 9 at Exxon and Chevron in central Charleston, down from last week’s $2.64, and down drastically from prices as high as $3.19 five weeks ago.

The $2.59 price point was observed at Go Mart in Institute and most stations in Elkview and Big Chimney.

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.”  Here’s the site:

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

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