CALGARY - Imperial Oil has introduced the new Esso Fuel Finder iPhone, iPod touch and Android mobile app, which provides drivers with real-time maps, driving directions and station information for more than 1,800 Esso stations across Canada and more than 9,000 Exxon and Mobil locations in the continental United States.
Esso Fuel Finder is a mobile version of the popular online station locator, available since June 2010 at essostations.com. The application uses GPS technology to identify a user's location and highlight nearby Esso stations on an interactive Google map.
"We are extremely excited to bring our customers the first app from the Esso brand," said Andrew Mackay, retail manager, fuels marketing, at Imperial Oil. "This technology will allow customers to easily locate an Esso station no matter where they are."
The application has an advanced filtering feature allowing users to customize which stations are displayed based on their particular requirements. Customers can select from different options, which include identifying stations with car washes or finding locations that sell diesel fuel. Additional filtering options, among others, include: Open 24 hours, full service, pay at the pump, Speedpass and stations offering Tim Hortons.
Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations. It is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas, Canada's largest petroleum refiner, a key petrochemical producer and a leading marketer with coast-to-coast supply and retail service station networks.