This area gives you all the tools you need to stay on top of the petroleum spot market. Prices in a given geographical region are influenced by that region’s spot market. As goes the spot market, so goes fuel prices. If you want to predict the movement of gas prices, watching spot markets is the way to go. We have simplified the usually complex process of predicting the price of fuel.
Locations are automatically customized for Desert Fuels’ customers. Trial and Premium users may select locations from the regions menu.
We think this is really neat! If you are a Desert Fuels customer, a list of your ship-to locations will display automatically. Just select a specific location (e.g., “Joe’s Gas Station”), and the region bar will move to show you spot prices and ordering possibilities for that area. We keep it simple.
When you select, “Choose Location,” a list of all 50 states appears. Simply choose a state, and the region bar at the top will automatically slide to the correct region and display that state’s up-to-date spot prices.
The region bar is the blue area at the top. Slide the bar left or right to select a region. Fuel prices and products may differ from region to region. The products and prices will instantly update for the region selected.
Fuel prices move relative to two major factors: the price of oil and local market conditions (e.g., refinery issues, product shortages, weather, etc.) Each region is its own intra-connected system, with its fuel prices reflecting its own unique variables and conditions. If you would like to know more about fuel regions, please visit “Industry Education” on Desert Fuels website under “Blog.”
The following information is provided for each product:
Always current pricing. Every time the iPhone app loads, it will grab the most up-to-date market price. You may also automatically update to the most current price by pulling the screen down to “refresh.”
PowerFuel™ can help you make truly informed buying decisions based on actual price movement in your specific region.
If you would like to know more about petroleum spot markets, please check out our “Industry Education” blog on a variety of relevant topics impacting the fuel market.
As a Desert Fuels’ customer, your ship-to locations will appear automatically. Simply select where you want your fuel delivered, and once the order is confirmed, it’s on its way.
Select the date and time delivery window in which you would like to receive your fuel. The time range defaults to “Anytime,” but you can specify a delivery window within any 6-hour time range.
There’s no reason why you should have to scroll through 50 different products when your delivery location can only accept two types. PowerFuel™ automatically filters the products eligible for your delivery location.
You can choose up to four products. Total number of gallons per load is limited to your state’s legal maximum per tanker.
Special delivery instructions? A gate entry code? Divide the diesel between two tanks? No problem! Tell PowerFuel™ any specifics we need to know about your order, and we’ll make it so.
Want to split a load? Just designate the split on one order, place it, and create and place a new split order for the 2nd part. We’ll do the linking on our end.
Double-check your order. Everything look good? Then just tap “Order Fuel,” and Desert Fuels follows the process listed below. By touching the “History” tab, you’ll know when the steps in bold have been completed.
Available only to Desert Fuels customers, the “History” tab enables you to review your entire order history. Your own purchasing database in the palm of your hand. If you would like to become a Desert Fuels customer, please give us a call at 1-(888)-750-FUEL (3835) or go here to fill out our account application.
Search an order by its number or delivery location. Or just view your most recent orders.
There are 3 different status indicators for a load:
The settings area is accessed from any tab by tapping the gear icon at the top left of your screen. Here you are able to customize your PowerFuel™ Market App experience to suit your personal preferences.
By choosing a default state, the region bar will automatically move and display the region that includes the state you’ve selected. Click here for a map depicting how the states are organized by the fuel industry into the various regions.
A great tool to stay a step ahead of the competition.
When you’re about to order fuel, wouldn’t it be great to know before placing your order that the market is swinging up or down? One of the most powerful features of PowerFuel™ is its market-swing notifications, since swings typically indicate a price trend in that direction. This function automatically alerts you of market swings that reach or exceed up or down thresholds that you pre-set. If price is on the way up, you’ll likely want to buy immediately. Going down? You may want to wait until tomorrow to order or–if the carrier hasn’t been dispatched to lift your load at the terminal–even cancel an order you’ve already placed, giving you an opportunity to buy at tomorrow’s potentially lower price.
Market LOW-Swing Notification: Set this to the low end to be alerted if the amount of the swing hits or drops below that threshold. Example: Use $0.03 to be alerted when the market drops by 3 or more cents.
Market HIGH-Swing Notification: Similarly, set your high threshold to be alerted if the upswing hits or exceeds that mark. Example: Use $0.05 to be alerted if the market increases by a nickel or more.
Note: (1) To receive swing alerts, you must turn on “Receive Market Notifications” by sliding the indicator to “Yes.” (2) You will only receive alert notifications while the market is open, and only for your pre-set “default market.” (3) This feature provides only one swing notification per threshhold, per market-day, for a total of not more than two alerts in one day.
Here you’ll find information about your Desert Fuels’ account. If you have multiple accounts, the blue section at the top of your screen will indicate the account you are viewing at any given time.
The remaining information will help you manage your subscription if you are a premium user, or will help our support team troubleshoot any problems if needed.
Missed a market swing notification? Or want to see a history of PowerFuels’™ notifications? Simply tap “Notification History” for a recap of the notifications sent to your iPhone.