Pumping Up Mobile: Visa and Chevron Bring Mobile Payments to the Pump

Pumping Up Mobile Visa and Chevron Bring Mobile Payments to the PumpVisa and Chevron U.S.A. have just announced they will launch a mobile payments program at more than 20 Chevron-branded stations, accepting any NFC payment service.

The program, launching later this fall at select Chevron stations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, will offer consumers “a simple and more secure way to pay at the pump with a range of mobile payment services.”

Already, an estimated 80 percent of Chevron customers in the U.S. pay for gas at the pump using a credit or debit card.
“Mobile payments are moving into the mainstream in the U.S. because, more and more, consumers see the value of using their personal devices to purchase everyday items like groceries and gas,” said Jim McCarthy, executive vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships at Visa Inc. “Chevron has always focused on giving their customers great experiences by offering convenient ways to pay and being committed to protecting against fraud. For this reason, they are who we want to help us broaden both the reach, and consumer understanding of the many mobile payment options in the market today.”