Chevron is working to enable customers to use Apple Pay at its gas pumps starting early next year.
That's according to the official Twitter account of Chevron, which reveals that the American energy corporation is “working alongside Apple to develop solutions to integrate with Apple Pay at the pump by early 2015.”
Chevron has been supporting Apple Pay since the launch of the mobile payment platform in October, but only in its convenience stores and ExtraMile locations operated under its Texaco brand. In fact, the company plans to continue rolling out its Apple Pay support to as many as 3,000 of its stores by the end of the year.
As noted by AppleInsider, Chevron is currently the only gas company officially acknowledged by Apple as an Apple Pay partner. And it's certainly making good on that distinction with its plans to offer Apple Pay at the pump by early 2015, at which point the service will have been available on the Apple Watch as well as the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple Pay has been available only in the U.S. since its debut. But recent reports have suggested that Apple has been working to launch the service in Europe (particularly the U.K.), Middle East, India, Africa, and China.
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