MTN Enables Shell Customers to Purchase Fuel Using MTN Mobile Money



PHOTO: MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mapula Bodibe (1st Left), MTN’s Chief Executive officer Brian Gouldie (2nd Right) and Vivo Energy’s Managing Director Hans Paulsen (3rd Right) address media at the launch of the new payment service of Vivo Energy Services using MTN Mobile Money. This happened at Shell Bukoto on 26th August 2015.

Shell Customers can now purchase fuel and other Shell products using MTN Mobile Money. This follows an agreement between Vivo Energy, the operators of Shell in Uganda, and MTN Uganda that will enable customers purchasing products from Shell stations nationwide to pay for the latter’s services using Mobile Money on their phones.

MTN, through its Mobile Money service, has embarked on a series of innovations geared towards transitioning Ugandan’s into a cashless society. With this launch, MTN Mobile Money customers will be able to make transactions for all Shell services at 51 stations countrywide.

As MTN Chief Executive Officer Brian Gouldie noted; “It is yet another step in MTN’s intent towards the creation of a cashless society, where lives are improved through the ease, and convenience of MTN Mobile Money.”

Mobile Money will be used to transact at Shell service stations across Uganda, starting with 51 stations.  

“The Mobile Money experience is simple, easy to use, secure and reliable, affording MTN and Shell customers’ the convenience of paying for their fuel or purchases, without having to worry about carrying enough cash. Our vision for Mobile Money is for a solution that drives efficiency, productivity and enhances the lifestyles of our customers through a cashless way of living” said MTN’s General Manager for Mobile Financial Services, Phrase Lubega.

By June 30th 2015, MTN had recorded a 12.8 percent increase in Mobile Money subscribers, from 7.3 million (at the end of 2014) to 8.2 million.

“Vivo Energy is currently running 120 services stations in Uganda and operates across 16 African markets, distributing and marketing Shell branded products. This alliance with MTN affirms Vivo Energy’s commitment to continuously bring innovative solutions to our growing number of customers,” noted Hans Paulsen, the Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda.

To use the service, a customer will simply have to talk to a Shell attendant, who will the guide the customer through the steps to complete the transaction.

Currently Supported Stations

1.       Shell Bukoto

2.       Shell Gulu

3.       Shell Kasese

4.       Shell Kyambogo

5.       Shell Rock

6.       Shell Ankole

7.       Shell Bugolobi

8.       Shell Capital

9.       Shell Ndeeba

10.    Shell Clock Tower

11.    Shell Jinja Road

12.    Shell Kajjansi

13.    Shell Kawempe

14.    Shell Makindye Mobutu road

15.    Shell Malindi Mbarara

16.    Shell Mulago

17.    Shell Nalya

18.    Shell Namirembe road

19.    Shell Namugongo

20.    Shell Rukungiri

21.    Shell Viral

22.    Shell Kireka

23.    Shell Gayaza

24.    Shell Kiboga service station

25.    Shell Ibanda

26.    Shell Ishaka

27.    Shell Malindi Lukaya

28.    Shell Kitovu

29.    Shell Buddu

30.    Shell Malindi Lubowa

31.    Shell Kyotera

32.    Shell Kalisizo

33.    Shell Fortportal

34.    Shell Kabarole

35.    Shell Lugogo

36.    Shell Busega

37.    Shell Mukono

38.    Shell Kira road

39.    Shell Wobulenzi

40.    Shell Old Kampala

41.    Shell Kagoma

42.    Shell Bunga

43.    Shell Kabalagala

44.    Shell Bombo road

45.    Shell Mubende Highway

46.    Shell Mubende

47.    Shell Kakumiro road

48.    Shell Kibuye

49.    Shell Nakivubo

50.    Shell Najjera

51.    Shell Bushenyi