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On-demand fuel delivery now offered in San Ramon business campus

SAN RAMON, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2017 – In a major expansion outside the Silicon Valley, Booster Fuels has partnered with San Ramon’s Bishop Ranch, the largest mixed-use business community in Northern California, to provide its innovative on-demand fuel delivery service to the campus’ occupants. This collaboration allows tenants and their employees at Bishop Ranch the convenience of having their vehicles fueled while working.

“This partnership is a great success because Bishop Ranch and Booster Fuels are both focused on redefining the workplace by delivering affordable convenience,” said Frank Mycroft, CEO of Booster.  “As a dynamic business community, Bishop Ranch has been a leader in offering tenants modern services on-campus. We are proud to be an environmentally friendly fuel delivery provider to the thousands of employees at Bishop Ranch.”

The collaboration will support the 30,000 employees who work at Bishop Ranch’s 600-company office campus, which includes industry leaders such as AT&T, GE, Toyota, IBM and Berkshire Hathaway.

In addition to the convenience factor, Booster provides a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly option for refueling. According to a study by Hexagon Transportation Consultants, Inc., by removing the need to stop at the gas station, Booster is able to eliminate roughly 1.5 miles of travel per delivery. As a result, average commutes are shortened by 30-60 minutes per month, thereby reducing carbon emissions.

“As an active community where people spend the majority of their work days, we work hard to find and deliver amenities that improve our tenants’ quality of life,” said Harout Hagopian, senior vice president and general manager of Sunset Development Company, who owns Bishop Ranch. “By working with Booster Fuels, our tenants can get a full tank of gas at the push of a button without having to pay more.”

Booster currently provides fuel “boosts” to thousands of customers every day throughout the Silicon Valley, including at tech-industry giants such as Cisco Systems, Oracle and Electronic Arts. Booster’s trucks, which are the result of years of research and development, only conduct business on private commercial property under agreements with property owners, away from busy public roads and pedestrians.

Booster Fuels utilizes a GPS technology platform similar to the one used by Uber in order to provide its on-demand gas delivery. Customers simply park their cars, use Booster’s mobile app to request service, leave the fuel door open and then return to find a full tank of gas. There is no subscription sign-up required, and no hidden fees are associated with the service. As well, Booster Fuels always offers a free on-demand gas delivery option, and the company does not mark-up its gas prices. Instead, it matches local rates and uses the same high-quality fuel used by traditional gas station franchises.

About Booster Fuels

Founded in late 2014, Booster is an innovative fuel delivery service that aims to change the way people think about how they spend their time. With a tap of a button on the Booster app, Booster delivers fuel right to a customer’s car while they’re at work. Booster is an efficient and cost-effective alternative because they buy fuel wholesale and charge market rate per gallon.

About Bishop Ranch

Bishop Ranch, owned and operated by Sunset Development Company, is built on a legacy of sound planning and smart growth. Located on 585 acres in the San Ramon Valley, it is the largest mixed-use business community in Northern California. For nearly four decades, Bishop Ranch has continually, carefully grown to become a dynamic center for the modern business. Today, the prosperous surrounding communities – 192,000 residents within a six-mile radius – enjoy an average household income of $162,000.

We are home to 30,000 employees at over 600 companies in more than 30 industries, Among the tenants are many Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Chevron, General Electric, IBM, PG&E, Robert Half, SAP, BlackBerry, Bank of the West, Toyota and Berkshire Hathaway. Numerous small businesses in high-tech, bio/clean tech, and social software, such as Affiliated Computer Services, Aon eSolutions, Cognizant Technology Solutions and AGIS Network have chosen to locate in this diverse and thriving business environment. Bishop Ranch offers a unique flexibility for the space requirements of companies large and small, and its tenants occupy spaces from 150 square feet to more than 1 million square feet.

Employees at Bishop Ranch enjoy a wide range of amenities and on-site services, including award-winning transportation programs, professional seminars and networking opportunities, a comprehensive tenant event program, special offers and discounts, gourmet food trucks and a farmers market.



Study Cites Environmental & Road Congestion Benefits

SANTA CLARA, CA– FEBRUARY 7, 2017– Booster, the on-demand mobile fueling company, today announces a partnership with the City of Santa Clara to launch its service at major Santa Clara employers including Oracle, Chegg and nVidia. Thousands of employees can now utilize the company’s simple “push a button, get gas delivered to your car while you work” offering, with formal approval from the City of Santa Clara. Booster’s service has grown quickly across local corporate campuses and according to a recent study, it reduces road congestion and provides other environmental benefits in the cities which it services.

A leader in welcoming innovation and technology, the City of Santa Clara has granted Booster the necessary approvals to operate at local companies. In collaboration with more than a dozen agencies, the city engaged in a state task force on mobile fueling to ensure that the rules and regulations were correctly established before proceeding with this support.

“Santa Clara City has a proud history of supporting innovative businesses like Booster by developing appropriate regulations,” stated Vice Mayor of Santa Clara, Dominic Caserta.  “When we heard strong support for Booster from our community, I knew we should find a path. City staff did a world class job and now our community can benefit from shorter commutes.”

“The level of support we received from the City of Santa Clara has been invaluable,” said Frank Mycroft, founder and CEO of Booster. “City staff and leadership engaged many stakeholders to determine the best course of action in order to establish regulations for location, equipment, and training which now set a high-bar for quality and safety in the mobile fueling industry. Santa Clara serves as an innovative model of success which other cities can follow.”

And other cities have followed.  Now more than a half dozen cities in the San Francisco Bay Area have provided approvals supporting Booster’s unique service model. One reason cities have been so apt to support Booster is the company’s ability to reduce road congestion by eliminating first and last mile trips, especially during heavily congested peak commute times. According to a recent study by Hexagon Transportation, every vehicle that Booster fuels eliminates hundreds of miles of travel daily. The report found that each Booster delivery saves an average of 1.5 miles of vehicle travel. At local companies with thousands of employees, this quickly adds up to ease the strain on Bay Area roads. Many of Booster’s clients, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, are pleased to offer this new employee perk that saves employees time, reduces wear & tear on their cars, and is value priced relative to local self-service gas stations.

“This is a great perk that our employees appreciate and costs us nothing to offer,” said Denise Helm, Director of Workplace Services at Chegg. “Booster has been very easy to work with and the result is that more than half of our team in Santa Clara uses their service.”

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About Booster:

Founded in late 2014, Booster is an app-based gas delivery service that aims to eliminate an errand from people’s lives. With a tap of a button on the Booster app, Booster delivers fuel right to a customer’s car while they’re at work. Booster is an efficient and cost-effective alternative because it buys fuel wholesale and is able to charge lower than market rates per gallon with free delivery. The company has raised over $12 million in funding from firms such as Maveron and Madrona Venture Group.

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