The Western States Oil Co. station in San Leandro, 2709 Teagarden St., has just recently started selling biodiesel (so I’ve been told). While most of its customers are commercial trucks, the station also sells biodiesel to a modest amount of noncommercial vehicles as well — and it seems to be gaining interest among Earth-conscious Bay Area drivers.
An official with the company says the biodiesel is more popular with customers at its San Jose station, but he said those who come to the San Leandro station travel from as far away as Berkeley. (To partake in the B99 biodiesel, you have to sign up on a user’s group.)
Apparently, there are nearly 20 other biodiesel stations between Santa Cruz and Fairfield, according to Biodiesel.org — the nearest one to this area being in Berkeley.
Could it be that Western States Oil’s San Leandro station is next up on the Bay Area’s biodiesel horizon? Or has it just been overlooked? I guess only time (and maybe gas prices) will tell.