Independent gas stations see how low they can go
If you are looking for gas deals in the Puget Sound area, your first stop might not be General Brushless Car Wash, the family-owned Everett establishment with a bucket-headed mascot.
But that is where, on Thursday, a lucky driver could find a gallon of gas going for just $3.76 — well below the state average of $4.08 and 38 cents cheaper than the average price of gas in the Seattle metro area, according to AAA data.
So how does owner Mark Hoidal keep prices so low, while Washington still carries the dubious distinction of having the most expensive gas in the contiguous 48 states?
Since the carwash is not tied to a particular brand of gasoline, Hoidal said he isn't wed to a particular brand-owned refinery. Instead, he relies on his gas supplier, PetroCard, to buy gas on the more vo
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