Chevron has begun an Apple Pay at the pump pilot program in the Bay Area, allowing customers to pay for their gasoline directly at the pump using their iPhone or Apple Watch. The company announced the kickoff via their Twitter account.
MacRumors notes that Apple Pay can currently be used at the Chevron location in 18060 San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon, with a second location in Cupertino coming soon.
@kevinkeitai 18060 San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon accepts NFC including Apple Pay at the dispenser now. Cupertino coming soon!
— Chevron (@Chevron) July 14, 2015
While Chevron announced their plans to expand the use of Apple Pay to its pumps back in late 2014, they did not supply a clear timeline for the program. If this pilot program works out, it can be expected that Chevron will begin expanding the program to other locations across the United States.
Chevron was listed as an early partner for Apple Pay, and the mobile payments service is supported at Chevron and Texaco gas stations. However, it can currently only be used at the in-store cash register. Paying at the pump will be a much more convenient option for Chevron customers when it does become available nationwide.
Apple Pay began its international expansion on Tuesday, rolling out to the United Kingdom.