• Seattle startup wants to replace gas stations with mobile ‘fuel ups'


    A Seattle startup wants to make gas stations a thing of the past.

    The group Booster Fuels wants to fill the need by letting you request a “fuel up” wherever you are.

    With an app, Booster Fuels would request a time for a fueling truck to show up at a certain location and fill up the vehicle.

    The company buys its gas wholesale and wants to pass the savings on to consumers.

    They've already raised $9 million from investors.

    GeekWire reports the company is moving its operations to Silicon Valley to be “closer to its customers.”

    Meanwhile, Washington state drivers could be warming up to the idea of full-service gas stations.

    Pemco Insurance found that nearly 40 percent of drivers in the state need assistance at the pump, which is a much higher number than the company previously thought.

    Oregon and New Jersey are the only states in the U.S. that ban self-service.

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