Chevron tests new gas pumps that accept Apple Pay

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How to set up Apple Pay on Apple Watch so you can breeze through checkout lines.
Apple Pay is coming to the gas pump.
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Apple Pay makes buying items quicker than ever thanks to its tap-to-pay technology that is ridiculously easy to use. But if you want to use Apple Pay to purchase gas, you still have to deal with going inside the store and making a transaction at the register rather than at the pump.

That could soon change, though, as Chevron announced today that it has started a pilot program in Northern California that lets drivers fuel up and pay for their gas with Apple Pay, right at the dispenser.

Here’s where you can find the Apple Pay pumps:

Apple ranks fifth on Fortune 500 list

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Tim Cook and Apple might be moving into San Francisco.
Tim Cook's got a lot to be happy about.
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After climbing up the Fortune 500 rankings the past few years, Apple is standing firm in the No. 5 spot it reached last year.

Walmart grabbed the top spot, followed by oil giants Exxon and Chevron, with Apple hanging in thanks to strong iPhone and Mac sales, although
Fortune noted slumping iPad sales are a point of concern.

Apple Pay comes to gas pumps in 2015

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Apple Pay is going everywhere in 2015. Photo: Apple
Apple Pay is coming to the gas pump Photo: Apple

Pumping your gas is about to get a touch quicker, now that Chevron says it’s planning to bring Apple Pay to its gas pumps next year.

Chevron was the only gas station to officially support Apple Pay when it launched in October, but the bad news was you had to go into the store if you wanted to use your iPhone 6 to pay for petrol.  However, according to Chevron’s Twitter account, the gas giant is working alongside Cupertino to bring Apple Pay to the pump by early 2015.