ExxonMobil and Shell Integrate Payments With Waze

Deal creates new pay-by-app options for U.S. drivers
Waze app
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IRVING and HOUSTON, Texas ExxonMobil and Shell are integrating their fuel payments capabilities with the Waze app. Drivers using Waze in the United States will be able to link from Waze to fuel partner apps for contactless payments at participating Exxon, Mobil and Shell stations.

When drivers pull into participating Exxon, Mobil or Shell stations and come to a complete stop, they will see a notification within the Waze app prompting them to safely and securely pay using the fuel partners’ respective contactless payment apps—the Exxon Mobil Rewards+ app or the Shell app—and earn rewards through their corresponding loyalty programs.

If the driver does not have the fuel partner’s app installed, the Waze integration will direct them to download it from their device’s app store. After payment, users are redirected back to Waze.

“The new Waze integration expands upon our long history of providing consumers with innovative and secure payment methods such as with our Exxon Mobil Rewards+ app,” said Eric Carmichael, Americas fuels marketing manager for ExxonMobil. “Now that secure contactless payments are more important than ever, we look forward to providing the Waze community their best fueling experience.”

“In the current environment, we understand that our customers may wish to limit interactions and touchpoints during their fueling experience,” said Iris Hill, U.S. marketing technology manager for Shell. “The integration with the Shell app enables a secure, contactless and rewarding payment experience so the Waze community can save on every fillup with the Fuel Rewards program and get back on the road quickly and safely.”

Mountain View, Calif.-based Waze is a free, community-based traffic and navigation app. It connects drivers to one another and helps to create local driving communities.

Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil has approximately 11,500 Exxon- and Mobil-branded gas stations and convenience stores in the United States.

Houston-based Shell Oil Co. is an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the United States, Shell operates more than 13,000 Shell-branded stations in all 50 states.

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