SACRAMENTO, Calif — GasBuddy is making it easier for people to find out where they can fuel up their cars, propane tanks or other vehicles during power outages.
GasBuddy announced Oct. 9 that people in different regions of California could search on their outage tracker to find whether a local gas station is open.
GasBuddy activated the availability tracker for Northern California in reaction to Pacific Gas and Electric's precautionary power outage that left nearly 800,000 people without electricity.
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Without electricity, gas stations cannot pump gas unless they have a generator or an alternate source of power.
When a user types in "Northern California" on GasBuddy, they can see gas stations in Northern California that have power and gas.
GasBuddy runs on user reports. If a user comes to a gas station and finds the gas station without power, they can report this on GasBuddy to help the next person.
There is a web and mobile application for GasBuddy.
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