Construction started Nov. 11 on a facelift for the Chevron gas station at Whitmore Avenue near Ceres High School. The project includes removal of two old single-walled gas storage tanks and replacement with new double-walled tanks that meet requirements of the Health & Safety Code.
The project also includes several customer service features and facility improvements. New fuel islands will include numerous customer innovations. The retail store will be converted to a multi-service, customer-friendly Extra Mile convenience store. New signs and an upgrade of the exterior have also been ordered.
Owners Gurdip S. Ghag and wife Palvinder have leased the station since 2002 and purchased it in 2016.
The work is being constructed by B&T Service Station Contractors of Nipomo. The major portion of the equipment and hardware are being provided by Northwest Pump & Equipment Company of Fremont. Financial assistance is being provided through the RUST program, an acronym for the “Replacing, Removing or Upgrading Underground Storage Tanks” program administered by the California State Water Resources Control Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.