HOUSTON – Motiva Enterprises today announced that it has executed an agreement with fuel delivery and logistics company The NOW Network to develop a revolutionary digital fuel ordering platform designed to dramatically improve the fuel ordering process for its wholesale customers.
“Our vision is to create our own version of Uber for the fuel delivery business,” said Bill Spurgeon, Motiva Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales.
“We are partnering with The NOW Network to develop an innovative digital solution which will vastly improve our customer experience by fundamentally transforming the way fuel is ordered. Our aim is to develop a new ordering platform which delivers measurable value to our customers and other supply chain partners by increasing transparency and optimizing efficiencies.”
The fuel ordering platform enables more effective terminal load balancing and cost savings through increasing supply chain optimization. Motiva aims to leverage the new technology to provide its wholesalers and carriers with other tangible benefits, including:
Hassle-free fuel ordering via one convenient loading app, allowing customers to easily track load delivery from the terminal to the station;
Increased visibility and improved logistics planning for wholesalers and carriers;
Reduced cost realized by streamlining invoice reconciliation processes;
Reduced carrier wait times and bottlenecks at terminals;
Reduced delivery errors by restricting drivers from selecting incorrect product;
Reduced supply disruptions while improving product quality assurance through load tracking.
“The NOW Network team is honored to be working with an industry leader like Motiva to help transform this part of their business,” said NOW Founder, Chairman & Owner, Sam Simon. “We believe The NOW Network has created an industry leading platform that fundamentally changes how the energy supply chain does business.”
Motiva anticipates the new digital fuel ordering platform will eventually connect its entire retail supply chain from terminals to end users, making the product fulfillment process more proactive and predictive for its supply chain partners.
Development of the new fuel ordering platform began in January 2021. Motiva aims to pilot its planned pickup system with limited wholesalers and carriers prior to a broad rollout later this year.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva refines, distributes and markets petroleum products throughout the United States. The company’s Port Arthur Manufacturing Complex (PAMC) in Port Arthur, TX, is comprised of North America’s largest refinery with a crude capacity of more than 630,000 barrels a day, the country’s largest lubricant plant, and an adjacent chemical plant. Under exclusive, long-term brand licenses with Shell and Phillips 66 (for the 76® brand), Motiva’s marketing operations support more than 5,000 retail gasoline stations. The company’s 2,500 US employees are dedicated to delivering excellence and having fun making a difference. Motiva is wholly-owned by Saudi Aramco.
About The NOW Network
The NOW Network is a digital technology stack that empowers the last mile ecosystem of wholesalers, carriers, drivers and ultimate customers towards smarter, faster deliveries. They aim to be the digital marketplace and technology where everyone in the ecosystem connects and engages in a uniquely digital way, ultimately getting everyone paid exponentially faster. NOW is a tech startup in the Simon Group Holdings energy technology portfolio. Discover more about NOW’s mission, culture, and team at www.now.network.