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San Ramon residents file appeal challenging new 32-pump Costco gas station

Original post made on Jan 18, 2021

A group of residents has filed an appeal with the city over the San Ramon Planning Commission's decision to approve a 32-pump Costco gas station, citing traffic and environmental concerns among other potential issues.

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Posted by Anne Cavazos
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 18, 2021 at 8:11 am

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Good job Safer San Ramon!

Posted by Mike Paul
a resident of Danville
on Jan 18, 2021 at 2:32 pm

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City of San Ramon does not need a new gas station! There are already six stations nearby at the Crow Canyon /680 intersection. A couple of those may be forced to close with the Costco competition.
More importantly, the future viability of gasoline powered vehicles is rapidly declining. The auto industry, responding to consumer demand and environmental regulations, is developing alternative powered vehicles. Governor Newsom's plan is to phase out the sale of internal combustion engines by 2035.
In addition, driving habits have changed. Gasoline consumption has declined dramatically from 9.3 million barrels per day in 2018 and 2019, to 8.1 million barrels in 2020. The population shift to the East Bay will mean shorter commuting distances or no distance for those working from home.

Posted by Common sense guy
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 25, 2021 at 3:23 pm

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Maybe I'm missing something here. Most San Ramon gas stations gouge their customers, compared to stations in other towns. Sure, there are a few low brand stations on SRV Blvd. that have lower prices, but not as consistently as Costco does. Why wouldn't San Ramon residents want lower gas prices? If you're wondering how it works with the store on one side of the street and the gas station on the other, look at the South San Francisco Costco location. Never a problem with great. It seems like this group just wants to stall progress...this station will ultimately get approved, so why waste time fighting it?

Posted by Hometown Gal
a resident of Danville
on Jan 25, 2021 at 4:29 pm

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I have to say, I agree with Common Sense Guy on this debate. Why on earth wouldn't people want lower gas prices?? Especially with the prices going up steadily? There are several Costco locations that I'm aware of that have their gas stations across the street from the store. In reality, it keeps the flow of cars moving much better that way.