Gas Prices: Hidden Secret?

A reader reports to us this morning that there’s a new gas station in West Boca that’s offering better prices:

Just FYI the gas station at Kimberly and Hampton is 2.59. It’s a hidden secret. The new sign wasn’t working I will get a better photo later. It’s also Marathon now. 20 cents cheaper then Chevron.

We have had a tool on our website, through MapQuest, that shows gas prices in West Boca. And there is also an app called Gas Buddy that shows gas prices to users on mobile devices.
We checked out what we could find both on our page and through Gas Buddy, which seems to be more popular and updated more frequently by users. From what we could see the “new” gas station is not a particularly good deal. Gas Buddy shows that station’s price as higher than what our reader reported, and the nearby Chevron as less expensive. But of course those apps can be inaccurate. If you want to save even more money on your fuel then check out this Murphy USA survey that could let you win free gas if you win. That’ll help you a lot if the gas prices continue to rise.
We’ve always felt that the Cumberland Farms at Sandalfoot and 441 has the best prices in West Boca, and it looks like that’s still true. We hear complaints all the time about bums or troublemakers hanging around that gas station but we’ve never noticed any issues.

Road Block for Glades Gas Leak: Photos

*Please note that for most pictures in this article, you can click and see a larger version, especially the panorama shots.*
Glades Road was blocked this morning from 441 to as far as 95th Street (the street for the Glades Library and JCC complex). This was the result of a gas leak. By the time we arrived it was still blocked between the eastern Shadowood entrance and 441.
They even had a PBSO vehicle on the west side of 441 keeping things clear.
After speaking with emergency workers on scene, we learned that the gas leak was at or near the middle entrance on Glades to the Westwinds of Boca plaza (the one with Home Depot and Publix). While there were early reports that the entire plaza was being evacuated (and possibly Shadowood Plaza as well), it appears that the problem was well contained between the Animal Hospital and the ABC Wine & Spirits on one side and Glades Road on the other.
Communication between agencies may have been imperfect. After we got notice from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue that the leak had been closed and the area was safe, this deputy was still putting up tape blocking the area off.
The scene was loaded with emergency workers. Including firefighters, paramedics, deputies and FPL workers, we saw at least 50 of them and maybe as many as 100. It was already warm out and the fire rescue workers had clearly been working hard.
Happily it appears that the paramedics did not have any patients and they used the incident as an opportunity for training and prep for future incidents.
It was an impressive scene and we took quite a few pictures. Below are some panorama shots that attempt to capture the scene: