The price of fuel at Echo Park’s Magic Gas service station sent up another four cents today, a repeat of Friday’s increase. “We were too low,” said one employee who, not surprisingly, declined to state his name. He sort of had a point. While prices topped out at $4.08 a gallon at the Echo Park ARCO station on Glendale Boulevard, the highest price at the nearby Chevron was $4.19 a gallon. Meanwhile, at Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado, the 76 station was selling gas for as much as $4.15 gallon, with diesel fetching $4.25. The most expensive gas in Echo Park, however, was being sold at Glendale Boulevard and Temple Street, where Chevron was selling a gallon of supreme unleaded for $4.27.
Those prices, however, might soon seem like a deal, said the employee at Magic Gas. His guess is that gas prices would hit $6 a gallon. He still declined to reveal his name.