HOUSTON — A new fuel delivery service has debuted in Texas, joining a field of competitors seeking to bring gasoline direct to the end user with the touch of an app.
Gas Jockey is offering scheduled deliveries of fuel within a two-hour window to a customer’s vehicle in the Houston metropolitan area. Deliveries, which are available six days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., can be arranged via the Gas Jockey app, available in the iTunes app store and Google Play. Gas Jockey currently serves the Pinehurst, Tomball, The Woodlands, New Casey, Porter Humble, Aldine, Spring, Jersey Village and Cypress areas of the Houston market.
Gas Jockey LLC, Spring, Texas, was founded in 2019 by Matt Grieve, who has worked since 2009 in fuel and lubricants distribution. According to his LinkedIn profile, Grieve most recently was a fuel manager for Sundance Fuels, Spring, Texas, and WTG Fuels Inc., Midland, Texas, which owns and operates more than 50 c-stores in West Texas under the brand name Uncle’s.
Grieve said he was inspired by his own struggle with balancing errands, work and free time.
“Every week I fill up my family’s gas tanks. Unfortunately, it’s always last-minute,” he said. “Errands take time, from the ‘getting to and from’ to the errand itself, not to mention the waiting time involved. So I thought, ‘There has got to be a better way.’ ”
Similar to other fuel delivery services, the Gas Jockey customer requests and schedules a fill-up via the app, then opens the vehicle’s fuel door. A Gas Jockey driver fills the tank as scheduled with “fresh, un-stored gasoline.” GasBuddy also provides free window washing, in a nod to the early full-service gas attendant, or gas jockey. A promotional video claims the service can save its users more than 30 hours per year that might otherwise be spent driving to a gas station and filling up.
The Gas Jockey service is “competitively priced and focuses on efficiency and sustainability,” the company said. It joins fuel delivery services such as Instafuel, Yoshi and Shell TapUp in serving the Houston market. Booster Fuels operates in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.