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Oil giant Chevron is working alongside Apple to develop solutions to integrate Apple Pay directly with its gas pumps in 2015, to allow customers to pay with their phone directly at the pump, the company revealed in a tweet on Monday.

Chevron was one of the first partners alongside Apple when it launched Apple Pay in October, however it limited payments with the NFC chip to just the cashier inside, and it couldn’t be used directly at the pump.

I don’t know about you, but I just swipe my card at the pump and never walk inside. Good on Chevron for trying to make it even easier – I wouldn’t mind just waving my iPhone.

In a later tweet, Chevron said “a timeline is not set”, though it is working on the feature. It’d be interesting to know how costly it will be for the oil giant to rollout the technology. Surely other gas stations will follow suit.

Apple Pay is still in its early days, however early data from November shows it’s making notable headway in the mobile payments space. Apple Pay now accounts for 1.7 percent of the mobile payments market after its launch on October 20, but still lagging behind Google Wallet’s 4 percent share of the market, according to ITG research.

As more retail partners jump on board, 2015 should be a pretty interesting year for Apple Pay.

[Chevron via MacRumors]

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Is there a limit to payment amount for NFC in America?

    • Dallas Groot

      Not sure about USA, but in Canada most places its $100.

      • InfinitePlusOne

        Gonna be a problem in UK, £20 limit.

      • alexanderlyd

        That’s for contactless not NFC payments. Different things

  • Brandon Higgins

    If QT and racetrack follow I’ll be paying with my phone all the time.

  • JoshuaHulgan

    I know where I’m refueling

  • Walcy Carroll

    I have been using my iphone to pay for gas at BP stations, you have to walk inside at the moment to pay, but for me it is worth it, to see the reactions from the clerks, they usually say something like ‘Cool’ or ‘Wow’, plus I like to support Apple Pay, hopefully more vendors/partners will come on board, supposedly 7/11 gas stations were supposed to have NFC readers, but I have not seen them so far.

  • John Wickham

    It’s really interesting how Apple Pay has started to shape my habits in choosing where to buy things.

    • Greg Warren

      I’ve thought the same thing lately. All things equal between two different stores, I will shop at the one that offers Apple Pay, and sometimes I specifically just look for a place that accepts it.

  • tstsr6

    Isn’t it dangerous to use your mobile at a petrol station?

    • Joonyaboy

      Only if you get back in your vehicle while the gas is pumping and get back out. Could cause a slight static shock.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      of course it is! smoking is fine though…

  • Gary LE

    Will it be dangerous if you pull your phone out in the gas station and use it?

    • Joonyaboy

      Only if you get back in your vehicle while the gas is pumping and get back out. Could cause a slight static shock. Very rare

    • Bugs Bunnay

      yes. yes it is. i’d be very afraid if I were you.

  • Joonyaboy

    I will get gas wherever accepts ApplePay. Love the convenience. I HATE typing my PIN number at the pump

    • Bugs Bunnay

      not to mention not typing anything at all! no more touching those nasty keys filled with e. coli and brain eating bacteria and maybe ebola from whoever didn’t wash their hands after using the restrooms.