Costco flip-flop: Vt. store now says gas sales to remain limited

Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 7:22 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2023 at 12:51 PM EST
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COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - Costco in Colchester now says it will not expand the hours it sells gasoline.

Since opening its gas station in 2020, Costco has only been allowed to sell gas for a few hours a day under a condition of its environmental permit.

On Tuesday, store officials told WCAX News they would be expanding daily operations, including on weekends.

But Thursday, they walked that back and said the gas station will continue to operate with the same limited hours.

Costco officials have not explained the reversal, but we found records from the Vermont Natural Resources Board from January that show Costco’s Act 250 application was deemed incomplete. The board says the store had not fulfilled one of the requirements in their permit application.

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