Every year, the number of cyberattacks rise and the number of records compromised soar, while the threat landscape continues to expand. The number of cards reissued and consumer dissatisfaction with a lack of payment and data protection has also grown.

Hit particularly hard have been petroleum and convenience stores (C-stores). With the mandate for EMV compliance and the fact that the petroleum space has been last in implementing payment security technologies, today’s hackers and fraudsters are now more than ever targeting this vulnerable sector. In fact, in 2019, Visa issued several bulletins on attacks targeting the point-of-sale (POS) at fuel dispenser merchants – recommending that merchants implement both EMV and point-to-point encryption (P2PE).

PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for the Pump and C-store Environment

Bluefin, the leading provider of PCI-validated P2PE and data security solutions, has worked with industry partners, including TNS, to introduce the first-ever PCI-validated P2PE solution for petroleum. PCI’s P2PE standard requires that payment card data be encrypted immediately upon use with the merchant’s POS payment terminal and cannot be decrypted until securely transported to, and processed by, the validated P2PE solution provider. Not only can Bluefin’s solution protect transactions at the pump, it enables implementation across the entire omni-channel C-store environment.

Petro / C-store Environment

Providing Omni-Channel across the C-store environment

Fuel Pump

In-Store Purchase

Mobile/Curbside Pickup


Video Rental

Air Pumps / Vacuums

Car Wash

A Universal Encryption Solution

There are many payment touchpoints across the petroleum environment, and one of the most crucial components is providing an agnostic solution that works across the industry. At the heart of Bluefin’s P2PE petroleum solution is Decryptx®, which enables gateways, processors and software providers to easily connect to our P2PE solution and host it via their own platform or environment.


Bluefin Petroleum Partners

  • Pump Manufacturers
  • Fuel Controller Providers
  • Site Controller Providers
  • Payment Terminal and POS Providers
  • Payment Switch Providers
  • Payment Acquirers
  • Card Issuers
  • POS Platform Providers

“As the EMV liability shift came into play, to where now it has been extended into 2021, many of the large C-Store concerns have started looking at not only how can I implement an EMV compliant solution, but how can I also increase the level of security that I currently have? And that is where P2PE comes into play.”
Sean Gately, VP, National Sales, Bluefin

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Sean Gately

Sean Gately

VP, National Sales

sgately@bluefin.com / 401-301-1018