“Oil company Chevon has plans to expand its use of Apple Pay to gas pumps in the new year, according to a tweet the company sent out to a customer earlier today,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.
“In the message, Chevron says that it is working with Apple to bring Apple Pay payment solutions to pumps by early 2015,” Clover reports. “Chevron is an early Apple Pay partner, and was listed as one of Apple’s supporters when the service first launched on October 20.”
Clover reports, “Apple Pay is accepted at Chevron and Texaco gas stations at the current time, but it can only be used at the in-store cash register, which is considerably less convenient than a pump-side payment option.”
@SingAsana We are working alongside Apple to develop solutions to integrate with Apple Pay at the pump by early 2015.
— Chevron (@Chevron) December 29, 2014
Read more in the full article here.
Gas stations are a natural for Apple Pay. But’s let’s see less price premium stations like Arco and Thrifty added to the list for those of us who know when it’s perfectly okay to be a cheap bastard. 🙂
Here’s to cheap bastards! We help keep prices lower for everyone by voting with our dollars!
Or not voting with your dollars by the sound of it.
Yes, Costco gas would be the perfect partner for Apple Pay. (and Costco stores)
I can hardly wait to pay at the pump with Pay. I refuse to go to or use Shell. I boycotted them ever since their apartheid policies became know in South Africa. I will never use them.
Do you boycott the US government for their treatment of slaves, the Japanese that were interned, and the indians that lost their land?
No it’s only foreign immoral businesses clearly it’s patriotic to ignore the records of your own apparently… As if there is such a thing as an ethical major petroleum company anyway.
The idea of boycotting corporate entities over social issues is a relatively recent innovation. I frankly don’t understand how boycotting the U.S. government has much of anything to do with buying gasoline. And at the risk of being accused of endorsing slavery, interment or treatment of navtive americans (which of course I am not), I do know that it is shortsighted to judge people in history by today’s standards or perspective. All those things took place in different world. The context of history has to be calculated to understand why “good” people could have done such seemingly “bad” things.
Lastly, for “Any body but Shell”, FWIW I don’t believe that Shell is owned by the same operators that owned during apartheid times in S. Africa.
Aren’t they worried about iPhones blowing up the gas pumps?
They need it at Costco!!!
They’re in cahoots with American Express, which supports Apple Pay. Amex will bring them along.
I always did like Chevron gasoline…
There’s no fuel like an old fuel.
One more place I’ll shop with Apple Pay to protect my card information. I just chunked down several hundred dollars today at Whole Foods and Walgreens – stores that saw precious little of me before that. I’ve been to Macy’s and McDonalds several times since Apple Pay as well. This isn’t about ease of pay, but it certainly is; it’s about protecting my personal and payment information from sloppily protected payment networks.
Ditto..will vote with my apple dollars…security and convenience over clumsy data mining…