Bad news for boaters and marine life in False Creek. Back in February we reported that there was still a chance that the Esso fueling station underneath Burrard Bridge would be saved from closure if Imperial Oil could find a suitable partner to buy the station. Well, it appears that they did not, as News1130 reports that the station will close September 30.
While there is still a Chevron station in Coal Harbour, the trek around Stanley Park is apparently not one boaters like too much because of the currents. And getting there and back can cost boaters as much as $20 to $100 in gas.
Unfortunately this means more boaters will fill up their tanks using jerrycans, leading to more spillage into the water.
Last modified: August 25, 2008