Shell Oil Products US has launched the Shell Saver Card. The Shell payment option provides consumers with a convenient way to pay for purchases with a direct link to a checking account and save on fuel purchased at Shell stations.

According to the company, the Shell Saver Card is a non-credit payment product issued to consumers directly by Shell. The card has no application or annual fees and offers promotional savings of $0.05 per gallon on Shell gasoline or diesel purchases until June 1, 2009 and $0.02 per gallon thereafter.

Because the card is linked to a checking account, it offers the advantage of no impact on consumer credit scores, especially important to consumers who wish to avoid using credit. Consumers who apply for the Shell Saver Card must have an active checking account in good standing to qualify.

Shell said that the Card can be used at Shell-branded stations for any purchases except lottery tickets. However, the discount applies only to gasoline and diesel purchases. Consumers interested in obtaining the Card may pick up an inactive card at a Shell-branded station to start the online application process.

Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is into refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and claims to have a network of approximately 6,100 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States.