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Howard gas station prices, competition a focus at Planning Board meeting
Howard gas station prices, competition a focus at Planning Board meeting

Howard County is home to some of the highest gas prices in the Baltimore region, according to a new study, but a coalition of local gas station owners argued Thursday that an influx of new stations could lead to blight and environmental issues along some of the county’s major corridors. The group, united as the Howard County Independent Business Association, is requesting substantial changes to county zoning regulations that would make it more difficult for gas retailers to enter the Howard County market. A separate group of businesses, led by representatives from Baltimore-based convenience and gas chain Royal Farms, said the county’s gas prices would stay high if additional...

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