Chevron, Visa to Launch Mobile Payments at Pump Program
SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron USA Inc. is teaming up with Visa Inc. to introduce an at-the-pump mobile payments program at more than 20 Chevron-branded locations in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley areas.
The program, launching later this fall, will accept any near-field communications service.
“We are continually looking for ways to improve the customer experience at our stations and further expand our offering of mobile payment solutions at the pump,” said Glenn Johnson, general manager, Americas Products marketing sales and services, at Chevron. “This new program with Visa further solidifies our commitment to delivering high-quality products and services in a more secure and convenient environment.”
The industry is quickly shifting from plastic to digital payments, Visa added, and new technology advancements allow the company to offer a simple and secure mobile payments service.
“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. “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.”
San Ramon-based Chevron USA is a division of Chevron Corp., an integrated energy company involved in most every aspect of the energy industry.