One day in the not too distant future, you may be able to pay for gas at Chevron stations with your iPhone right at the pump. Chevron recently tweeted this (via MacRumors):
@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
Chevron was actually one of the launch partners for Apple Pay listed when Apple first announced its payment product, and already offers its customers the ability to pay with Apple Pay inside some of its stores. A pay-at-the-pump feature would be new, however, and could lead other gas stations to follow suit. Texaco stations also currently accept Apple Pay in-store.
MacRumors reports in an update:
Chevron has clarified that a potential timeline for the rollout of Apple Pay at the pump remains unclear, with no official early 2015 launch planned. The company also plans to continue to roll out in-store Apple Pay support to 3,000 stores in 2015.
In fact, it’s not news that Chevron has had plans to integrate Apple Pay at the pump. SFGate quoted a company spokesperson as far back as October:
“Initially, Apple Pay payments will be made in the store, but we are working along with Apple Pay on developing the technology out at the fuel dispensers as well,” said Chevron spokesman Braden Reddall.
The tweet, however, would seem to suggest that the feature is getting closer.