BP Fuel unable to take card payments UK Wide


BP card processing has gone down and is currently running on cash only or in some cases closed fuel stations

(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #2

Anyone care to adjust their position?

(Jack) #3

Most petrol stations have ATM’s so fingers crossed most people weren’t too stuck!

Knowing my luck I’d be super low on fuel too :joy:

(Liam) #4

Time to phase out cars as well, clearly.


Doesn’t look like it lasted particularly long. All back to normal now according to BPs Twitter.


A merchant who doesn’t know what they’re doing is not a reason to inconvenience myself with cash (unless they give a discount for the inconvenience) when I can just go to their competitor next door.

(#savetheseabass) #7

How would that work if it was the only petrol station for miles and you were running on fumes? :wink:


Use a cash machine nearby if I have no choice; but I still won’t carry cash all the time for once-in-a-year incidents like this.


BP might want to invest in some of this new technology:

Afaik if you couldn’t pay they were following the normal can’t pay procedure of capturing contact details and following up later.

(Jack) #10

Put the seat back and have a nap, life doesn’t always run soomthly :slight_smile:


I wonder why those still exist and you can’t just write down the card number on a piece of paper. The risk of fraud would be exactly the same as with this antique machine.


I guess it’s to minimise the chance of human error from writing it down wrong. I remember having to use them in Safeway back in the day when POS went down. Was great fun!