Re: Credit card swiping at petrol pay counters only
Originally Posted by Ski
Card swiping at counters only, a means to fight fraud at petrol kiosks
FROM Jan 1, motorists paying by credit cards for their petrol will have to swipe their cards at the pay-counter only as swiping at the fuel tanks will be stopped.
This follows a Government directive to only allow the use of credit cards with high-tech microchips, said Utusan Malaysia.
Except for Petronas, petrol stations in the country mainly use the magnetic strip credit card readers.
The kiosks selling petrol for multi-national petroleum companies currently spend a fortune to maintain the system, known as the Electronic Mastercard and Visa (EMV) system.
A petrol station operator said the Government had asked all stations to fully use the EMV system by 2006, but considering the high cost of setting up the machines they have opted to only allow card swiping at the counters.
On another matter, Utusan Malaysia reported that motorists would be encouraged to switch to natural gas if there were more NGV stations.
The report said more motorists would use natural gas if specific vehicles were given subsidies to use the gas.
It said the Government should also consider the possibility of allowing motorists to refuel at home.
The report said in Argentina, for example, there were more than 1,300 refuelling stations that serviced 1.4 million NGV vehicles.
ski, Petronas' kiosks may still accept the cards...
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