Fuel finder app for gas shortages is a new gas buddy

WEX Inc.3600736cpipeline_infographic_final reminds drivers that WEX Connect (Android, iPhone, iPad) is available as a resource during the gas shortage caused by broken pipeline in Alabama.

The broken pipeline runs from Houston to New York and carries gas to much of the Southeast and East Coast. After a 330,000 gallon spill caused the pipeline to rupture, the Southeast region is experiencing a severe gas shortage and rising fuel prices. Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia have all declared a current state of emergency.

WEX Connect assists drivers and fleet managers in the Southeast region in finding fuel and service stations in operation in their area through a convenient mobile app available on Android, iPhone and iPad devices. With WEX Connect, drivers and mangers can find the most cost effective type of fuel they need, and search for service stations based on brand, distance and service type.

“The current predicament in the Southeast region requires further planning for fleet managers and added preparedness from drivers in the area. As the situation continues to unfold, we want to remind all that WEX Connect is here as a resource during this trying time when finding accessible fuel stations is of the upmost importance,” said Bernie Kavanagh, senior vice president and general manager for North American fleet for WEX.

WEX Connect obtains its data from WEX’s proprietary fuel management network, which connects thousands of fuel and service stations across the United States and delivers up-to-date station information. Leveraging the pricing date from the fuel purchases made by WEX fleet card users, the app is able to calculate the most fiscally efficient fuel station factoring in both price and distance.

Another app that helps find gas and the best gas prices is Gas Buddy.GasBuddy recently launched a redesigned version of its free smartphone app that will now connect consumers and retailers with information beyond just fuel prices. Some of the new features on the redesigned GasBuddy mobile app include:

  • New station ratings beyond fuel prices
  • Enhanced search and filters
  • Clean, easy-to-use interface
  • Updated games and challenges