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San Ramon Planning Commission approves plans for new 32-pump Costco gas station

Original post made on Jan 4, 2021

In a split decision during its meeting Tuesday, the San Ramon Planning Commission approved plans for a new 32-pump Costco gas station, a hotly debated project that some residents have taken issue with.

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Posted by Mike Paul
a resident of Danville
on Jan 4, 2021 at 6:13 am

Mike Paul is a registered user.

Do we really need more gas stations?
Because of the pandemic, people are driving less and working from home more often. This will continue even after the pandemic situation is resolved. In 2020, gas consumption averaged 8.1 million barrels per day vs. 9.3 million in 2018 and 2019. In addition, the use of gasoline powered vehicles is declining. The introduction and consumer enthusiastic acceptance of electric powered vehicles combined with the growing environmental regulations, will eventually make gasoline powered cars and trucks obsolete. Governor Newsom's plan is to phase out the sale of internal combustion engines by 2035.
What about the six gas stations in the immediate area (2 Chevron, 2 Shell, a Texaco and a Valero) which will be impacted by the Costco gas station? Will some close, making it less convenient for those wanting to get gas at the intersection of Crow Canyon Rd and 680? How will their possible closings effect revenue currently received by the City of San Ramon?

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