“How to Start a Gas Station”
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  • Jog Singh said on August 30, 2010
    Hi, I want to consider buying land and building gas station and convenience store. what kind of land should I purchase? are there any restrictions on building gas stations on any land? who can i contact to find out abcs of starting gas station? is it preferable to buy existing gas station or buy land and build gas station on top of it? Thakns, Jog
  • Hash said on August 30, 2010
    Hi. i am a self employed businessman in Witbank, Mphumalanga, South Africa. I would like to open a filling station in a busy area. Could you kindly provide me with the contact details of the suppliers & the starting capital needed to open a filling station. I have already acquired a property for the filling station to be erected.
  • Thomas said on August 30, 2010
    Honestly it is not easy to open a filling station without enough money( a couple of millions - the cheapest I have seen here in SA is R1.6 mil abt USD200,000.00)+ business experience, especially when one wants to go with big branded companies. It takes long to build a brand hence it does not come cheap. My advise is start small with a small business of your own, if you do not have experience to run a business go "franchise" - it gives you benefits from both worlds ( protection and experience) but expect to pay up to 10% of your revenue to the franchiser, some rules and still remember it's not easy to be part of many franchises. Another option is to go for a resale of a small existing "non-branded" filling station - not easy to find and work you way up. Partnering with someone is often something we do not consider and actually it works. Going alone is not always the best option. Contact me for any advise. Bases in South Africa, Joburg, originally from Limpopo Central.
  • Jan Kgokolo said on August 31, 2010
    Dear Sir, I need to buy a filling station, but what i need research on is how can I convince the bank to lend more a loan.
  • Ante Krsnik said on September 1, 2010
    Hi, I would like to open my gas station, but I dont know the prices for complete gas station. I am interested in car and boats gas station, and one only car gas station. If you could give me some advice how much does one cost and how much does other.. Thank you, Ante Krsnik, Croatia, Zadar
  • Jason Cyril Ashley III said on September 2, 2010
    i have a very large tract of land which i intend to start a gas station with, and i am looking for investors who will be interested and ready to come down to view it so that we can draw a business plan to put the project in motion. This land is in a very lucrative business district in the Northern Part of Ghana. I am also looking for investors who want to go into salt production, we have an abandoned salt factory in Ada, one of the top salt producing areas in Ghana. this is also a lucrative business since we export some of the salt to neighboring African countries. Anyone interested should contact me on: +233246309026 or thigame@hotmail.com
  • mojisola okeowo said on September 2, 2010
    hi i need to build a gas station in houston texas, how do i start on the business proposal to get a bank loan and how do i find gas station builders to get an estimate on the cost to build and if i want to franchise through chevron or valero what procedure do i need to go through
  • ash said on September 3, 2010
    OLATHE KANSAS USA. Planning to buy Gas Station and to start. Can you please guide me what are the requirements, paperwork and about loan, what initial money is required for starting gas station, i am having green card what are other opportunities for me in this business. thanks
  • ankush said on September 3, 2010
    Hi. how i do start a cng pump and how much investment in pump. i dont know the prices for complete gas station. i'm interested in car gas station. give me some advice plz.. thank you, ankush, noida
  • Saidee Afkar said on September 5, 2010
    I am looking for capital partners and investors who interested in petrol stations business, Customized Home Builder and Import-Export High Tech European Heavy Machineries for Southeast Asian Market. Kindly email me at saidee.afkar@gmail.com or contact me at +6012 3750822 for more information.
  • Shyreen Dahoe said on September 7, 2010
    We just started writing two international standards for Natrual Gas fueling stations; one for CNG and another one for LNG. The next meeting of this technical committee will be in Mumbai from 22 - 24 November 2010; it's not too late to participate to this process, if you need more information about the work of this new ISO/PC 252 'Natural gas fueling stations for vehicles'. You can write your own standard! For more information about the standardization work within ISO/PC 252 'Natural gas fueling stations for vehicles' write to shyreen.dahoe@nen.nl
  • Dominique Brigham said on September 7, 2010
    Savannah Ga, i'm looking into opening up a gas station and i would like information on how i can get started
  • Levy said on September 8, 2010
    I am trying to buy a gas station which i visit the location i found two of the Gas pump are down what is your advice on that. secondly its a private gas station just ordinary name so can I shift to different brand name like Shell, BP, Marathon. Sonoco Exon etc
  • Tanishia Dixon said on September 9, 2010
    I am located in los angeles, ca and is looking forward to starting my own gas station business. i am going to school for business management and would like info on how to start my own gas station business
  • Sibusiso Nqonqoza said on September 10, 2010
    Good day..I'm looking to start my own petrol station.I'm located in South Africa, Johanessburg (City Of Gold). i have one more to finish my International Marketing Management Course. I would like info on what i need to start my own gas station.
  • jason martins said on September 12, 2010
    I am looking to produce and sell bio-diesel who could i speak to that could find me a piece of real estate that meets all standards to produce and sell biodiesel right off the same location. Toronto Ontario /Canada/ 401 and weston road M6n-3R9
  • nicolas melendez said on September 14, 2010
    I am looking to lease a gas station in the houston texas area that it does not go over the $100,000 dollars lease
  • Thando Munisse said on September 15, 2010
    south africa, mpumalanga, malelane. i'm still planing to own a filling station but looking for a good business plan and to know how much it will cost me to start the business.
  • george.s.j said on September 18, 2010
    i am indian national i have B1/B2 visa living in india now, i can buy or i can make a Gas station in USA. sanantonio TX. how much cost. thanks
  • James expert adviser said on September 18, 2010
    @george, A gas station in Texas, US can cost you at least 100,000 USD and the upper limit can be anything. An average C-store and the gas station will cost you around $3/400,000. Things to consider will be location, other restaurant franchises like subway, ice cream parlor, car wash, etc.. All these can add to your investment and it can go up to 1 Million or more..

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • HARIKRISHNA said on September 19, 2010
    hi sir, my location is Dist-RAYAGADA, State-ORISSA kindly guide me how to start a filling station and its requirement. thanking you
  • Thabang Monama said on September 20, 2010
    i am an IT student at Rosebank College in Pretoria, South Africa and would love to start a petrol business together with my friend in Limpopo. we dont have starting capital and would like to know what steps we can take in order to fulfill this.
  • Jennifer Mai said on September 20, 2010
    I WOULD LIKE TO BUILD GAS AND CONVENIENCE STORE, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO START, PLEASE GIVE ME MORE INFORMATION FOR IT AND EXACT HOW MUCH TO SET UP
  • kasile josephat said on September 27, 2010
    as family we have a plot area to start up a gas station, we are now writing a proposal for inviting investors to lease a plot for a gas station, please help me to write a better proposal that will help me get investors easily, plot located shinyamga, tanzania, east africa!
  • steve copani said on September 27, 2010
    901 north salina st syracuse ny 13208 i would like to get in touch with some of the bigger companies to find what they require to get started
  • Sanyo said on September 29, 2010
    Hi, my name is Sanyo and I live in London. I would like to know more about the start up capital needed to install a new gas/filling station, I know this is a big project and I intend opening this in Ghana. I would also like to know about the profit margins on gasoline alone with premium brands compared to other brands. If you can send me any of this information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
  • Dakingari Mohdd said on September 29, 2010
    I want to have an idea of the equipments needed to start a cooking gas plant, i reside in Abuja/Minna nigeria
  • Grant said on September 30, 2010
    I am looking to buy an older gas station, in Michigan, and I was wondering if you could give me any information that would help me with this. I am concerned about getting a grant or loan. I also wanted to know what things I should be looking for and key things to be asking. Thanks so much.
  • Rakesh said on October 2, 2010
    I am looking forward to start up a gas/filling station in Mauritius. Can you just, please, tell me about the capital and investment needed to proceed with such a project. Thanks.
  • Adolph said on October 3, 2010
    I am a young man man looking forward to start a gas station in Limpopo. So i do not know where to start.How to get a capital,How to manage the cash flow.i do not know How much it will cost roughly.
  • Alice said on October 5, 2010
    Hey would like to re-open an old abandoned filling station in mabopane,Pta,SA. What procedure should i follow in this regard and which dealers can i get hold of for funding. Again do I go for funding first or apply for franchiser ,wait to be approved then funding or what?
  • Malcolm Bhengu said on October 5, 2010
    Hi, I need help on starting a gas, petrol and diesel feeling staion in Pretoria Centurion, preferable an Engen feeling station... I own a car rental business and I believe I have acquire enough capital to proceed with my dream plus I have been in business for just over 5years. I am in South Africa Midrand.
  • Joseph said on October 6, 2010
    Hi, i need help on starting up petrol and diesel feeling station plus a restaurant all in all together, how do i purchase a land for this kind of a business i am in Joburg and KZN South Africa.
  • uche said on October 7, 2010
    i am a young man trying to know money about the whole gas business and looking forward to invest in it .. basic i want to know the whole steps
  • amit goyal said on October 10, 2010
    i want to start a CNG cas station at jaipur, rajasthan, india. please tell me which company can supply CNG for this purpose.
  • Scelo said on October 20, 2010
    I live in south africa at the province of kwazulu natal,I'm in business for almost 11 years. I've got grocery store in rural area of which i'm planning to have a petrol filling station next to it in future,since the filling station will take my business to the next highest level. My problem is that i don't know where to start if i want to own/build petrol filling station. I need your advice please!
  • steve kerzner said on October 25, 2010
    i have a piece of land that used to be a gas station in the 70's its a small 2 bay garage that needs work need to put new pumps in the ground and would love to sell gas there again i live in rhode island is on a busy street would a gas company pay to put pumps in the ground and get me going like hess or some big oil company because i will be moving a lot of there product
  • Kennedy Shamakamba said on October 27, 2010
    Am interested in gathering information on how to start a petrol service station across Africa. there's a company that is ready to supply me the product. What I want is to develop a proposal for Banks to fund the purchase or development of these service sites. Based on the profile and guarantee from this company. How do I benefit in this transaction? One I can own/franchise them out or go into a JV with the company. Am struggling to settle for a deal that will be beneficial for either side. Please help make sense of this. Regards
  • paul gatimu said on October 29, 2010
    i am starting a business in kahawa nairobi kenya for selling diesel and kerosene and i want to buy second hand fuel pumps or even new for the filling station please advice me the local companies i should contact .So that i can buy 2 pumps.
  • Nikhil said on October 31, 2010
    Hi I am looking to open a gas station in or near Austin, TX. If you could please forward me the startup costs and what all is needed. Thank you
  • asher chikomo said on November 3, 2010
    i am looking for a serious investor to come and assist in expanding a fuel business in zimbabwe. i have a 10 yr lease of the location and i am selling at a rather small scale. this is along an extremely busy highway on the way to harare and is suitable for an accessory shop, garage, tyre changing and a fast food outlet.success is 150% guaranteed but project requires some financial muscle. at present there are 2 15000 litre undergroung tanks and 2 old pumps that are functioning.kindly assist with the way forward.
  • Vishnu said on November 6, 2010
    Hi, I am looking to start a gas station in Boston, MA area. please forward me start up cost and other details. Thank you
  • Betty said on November 19, 2010
    Am interested in gathering information on how to start a petrol and a gas service station in Ghana. I am looking for a serious investor to come and assist me to setup this business.I have a very big land situated at a very busy location which needs petrol and gas services. I want to have a company that is ready to supply me the product, and how to develop a proposal for Banks to fund the purchase or development of these service sites, and companies I should contact. How do I benefit in this transaction? Am struggling to settle for a deal that will be beneficial for either side. Please help make my dream a reality. Thanks
  • Dr Gail Omini said on December 3, 2010
    am Dr Gail Omini i have a gas station which i want to buy, am in UK station to any buyer in this world. gailomini@yahoo.com
  • Andile Mboniswa said on December 6, 2010
    I am from Port Elizabeth, South Africa and wish to start a fuel station in the near future and i need to get more information about the business.
  • Terrance Key Sr said on December 6, 2010
    I would like to open up a gas station. I'm from Nashville, Tn and I would like to open up in the east Nashville area. I want to know how do you order the gas pumps and gas?
  • Anna Swaka said on December 9, 2010
    I would like to open a gas station in Nairobi, Kenya. My parents leased one through Total almost three decades ago, have any idea how much it will cost us?. We live in California U.S.A.
  • Vipul g patel said on December 15, 2010
    Sir i wish to start cng filling station in my city vijapur mehsana district gujarat &how much cost require and get me guide line
  • rakesh kumar said on December 19, 2010
    actually i want to start cng filling station in my city and want to know the procedure to start cng filling station what i need to do for that. actually i have no investment problem. the problem is only procedure so tell me the procedure what i need to do to start it.
  • usman said on December 24, 2010
    I am planning start a petrol filling station. I am going to move to the US. I have no Idea how to operate a gas station in the US for this I am looking forward towards your help and assistance. Regards, Usman
  • Shriyankar Mishra said on December 28, 2010
    I am a young man man looking forward to start a gas station in Robertsganj Uttar Pradesh. So i do not know where to start. How to get a capital, How to manage the cash flow. i do not know How much it will cost roughly.
  • M. R said on January 2, 2011
    My mother owns half a land that is registered under a Filling Petrol Station. this means we are allowed to sell petrol given the approval of the government. by 2012, approximately 2000 houses will be completed by the government around the area. another 2000 houses by 2013 further up around the area. also by 2012, a shipping container island will be completed just so that ships can carry containers to the area. our land is situated just along the highway and opposite the 2000 houses that is to be completed by 2012 and only a few kilometres (3-4km max) until the next 2000 houses project and about 6 kilometres to the container hub. my capital to start this project is about $700,000 singapore dollars. this though does now include to buy the other half of the land that a family member wants to be sold. the family member wants to sell the land for about $650,000 singapore dollars. i wonder, is it worth building the filling station? we intend on renting cash atm machines towards banks on the building of the filling station also a small quick service restaurant along with car wash to pay for loan on building and paying the selling of the other half of the land. is it worth to build the land? our rate of selling the petrol is 0.33cents per litre for diesel. and about 0.59cents per litre for premium unleaded. our profit per litre would be 0.03cents per litre. any help on this matter would be very greatly appreciated. please email me at mudzrafaea@hotmail.com
  • john beginner adviser said on January 3, 2011
    @mudzrafaea: at the outset, it bears stressing that in any business endeavor, one has to inject a substantial amount of capital in order to gain a competitive foothold. in your case, you will really have to start securing your premises to ensure that no property dispute shall haunt you in the future.... you may buy the 1/2 portion from your family member (relative) with staggered payment scheme if he/she approves of it. otherwise, you may apply the same through loan financing with a bank... the downside though is that bank would charge you hefty interest... so, the best thing is to buy the 1/2 with a one (1) year payment scheme by dividing the full purchase price into 12 monthly installment basis. since a filling station is already identified in the area, it is best to pursue such line of business... people would readily recognize your brand as there was already a trailblazer. any and all other business features you interject, the likes of A.T.M., service station, mini-mart and others would give your business activity a diversification that is geared to maximise the position of your business in relations to the development of the area as residential and/or commercial junction. it is not uncommon knowledge that your gains in fuel sales would be peged at cents per litter as it is a supply-demand circumstance. the important thing is that you could protect your inventory and optimise control and security of your assets. good luck, johnsarciasalvadora@yahoo.com
  • zamo said on January 3, 2011
    John,i am very impressed with the information you gave to M.R.hope that someone will give me similar info. Infact I intend opening a filling station in my hometown Kwazulu Natal in South Africa, please send me relevant information. Regards zmahlanze@yahoo.com
  • john beginner adviser said on January 3, 2011
    @Kennedy Shamakamba. the bank will only entertain you if you could provide them with an impressive business plan. so you need to have one. But first you need to decide on whether you would want to have your very own service/filling station which carries your own logo or would you want to enter into franchise/dealership with branded companies the likes of Shell, Chevron or BP. Either way, you need to register your business name, example: Shamakamba Fuels. then you can submit proposal or apply for dealership/franchise with the companies that you wish to operate with. Otherwise, you can have your very own company and scout for fuel suppliers who could give you the best deal. Having established your business plan, you now can go to the bank to apply for a credit facility or loans with which to get you going. you would have your business assets as collateral. im sure than bank would make you execute loan agreement and require you to submit pertinent personal and business papers the likes of birth certificate, identification cards, business registration, business permit and others. good luck.
  • solaman said on January 4, 2011
    HI i want to start a fuel station i dont know how much it cost how to apply etc. and i am living in Southampton uk.can you explain please
  • john beginner adviser said on January 6, 2011
    Solaman. I'm sorry but i cannot exactly help you on the COST issue as i am not from UK. I'm from Philippines. A good basic thing you could do is to pay a visit to the nearest service station near your home and engage the manager or owner in a cordial business interview. relay to him/her your interest and he/she may give you pertinent financial details. Good luck.
  • john beginner adviser said on January 6, 2011
    ZAMO (zmahlanze@yahoo.com) Dear Zamo, Hello there. I learned that Kwazulu Natal is South Africa's garden province. Sounds interesting. Well, about the filling station (we call it service station in the Philippines) which you plan to put up. First things first, do you plan to franchise a branded product the likes of Shell, Chevron (Caltex), BP or others? Or you would want to put up your own generic station? IF BRANDED: You would need to enter into a Franchise Agreement or Dealership Contract with whatever brand/company that is existing/operating in South Africa. Do you have Shell, Chevron or BP there? But before they entertain you, you must put up and register you business name, example: ZAMO FUEL ENTERPRISE. You have to register your business with the business registration department of your district/hometown. This is because multinational corporations the likes of Shell, Chevron or BP only enters into contract with legitimate business entity, either as sole proprietorship or corporation. In your case, you are a sole proprietorship business. The thing with being a franchisee, you will be required to have your own parcel of land where to build your filling station which shall be constructed under compliance with their brand image and design. You would also be required to put up a bond for the fuels which shall be supplied to you. Your earnings would be per cents litter, so you cannot expect to earn so much. Hence, you have to diversify your services by having a food court, convenience store, repair service and other commercial undertaking like selling of clothes, shoes, cellphone or other stuffs but be sure that you have a separate section for this in your station. So plan your construction well. Be very careful with your design and how you would construct in your land. Part of your franchise fee to the company will cover the underground fuel tanks, fuel dispensers, pos machines and other equipment. The products you would sell in the convenience store and food court would be yours alone. So you have to find for suppliers. IF GENERIC (NOT BRANDED/YOUR OWN RESELLER): You would need still to register a business name like ZAMO SERVICE STATION with the business registration department of your local government of your hometown or province. You can use your own design in constructing the service/filling station using your own color/paint and logo. Usually, service/filing stations should use attractive colors like yellow, red, orange, blue or green. You will need to find and buy your own underground fuel tanks, fuel dispensers, pos and other equipment like computer and other pertinent technology on your own. I suggest that you scout for them in South Africa through dealers. I know that China-made fuel underground storage tanks and dispensers are cheaper. Find out if there are any of them in your area. Otherwise, you will have to put up with whatever you find in South Africa or nearby countries. As to the convenience store, food court and department store where you can sell clothes and other items, you may search for suppliers within South Africa or from other countries, depending on your choice. In all these, you need substantial amount of capital with which to start up. Your local bank can help you with your finances through loans, but be aware of hefty interest and penalty charges. I suggest that you invite your family and trusted friends to invest with you so that you can have a pool of investors. In all your business undertakings, be always mindful of the way you spend your money. Be thrifty and economical in your expenses. Be practical with your assets. Good luck. Truly yours, John S. Salvadora, Manila, Philippines johnsarciasalvadora@yahoo.com
  • pierre constantine said on January 7, 2011
    i am starting a gasoline station and i am looking for help to have all the good equipment i need to run this business.
  • mehernosh kapadia said on January 9, 2011
    What would be the cost of starting a petrol pump/gas station in australia. just a rough idea someone can give please ?
  • altaf patel said on January 13, 2011
    hi i would like to start my own business and i am pretty much interested in petrol station in uk i live in bolton lancashire
  • Grant said on January 15, 2011
    Hi there i'm looking to start my own fuel station, could you send me any information with regard to starting up and what I need to know. The location would be in Glasgow Scotland. Many thanks
  • alifia said on January 17, 2011
    i would like to start business on petrol pump on lease in sydney NSW,please tell me with whom should i talk regarding relevant information????
  • stacy said on January 17, 2011
    My husband and I want to open a gas station in Ambato, Ecuador. We need any information or contacts one might know to get us started. thanks stacy
  • Elly Towo said on January 18, 2011
    I want to establish an LPG filling station for domestic cylinders preferably of 13-15kg. I will eventually solicit for co-finance through bank institution. Currently am a verge of putting up a write-up to these institution. The project will be set in Dar es salaam tanzania. kindly help Towo
  • john beginner adviser said on January 19, 2011
    @Elly Towo, Send me the pertinent information like, the specific location (address) where you are going to put up the business; the available capital that you have (if any) that would be supplemented by the bank; the available materials/equipment that you have (if any).Send me also the name and address of the bank. You can send it to my e-mail address: johnsarciasalvadora@yahoo.com, i will help you draft the business plan for the bank loan process. John
  • Jaco Barnard said on January 19, 2011
    Looking to start up a gas station in my area! who can I contact to provide me with the necessary requirements and financial figures? Russia
  • Jabulani said on January 20, 2011
    Firstly i am very happy to compose you this few word of mind. i want to open a gas station but the money i have now to start business it may make or not i don't actually know that. please direct me who can help to build a portable gas station in liberia. thanks. i am looking for a partner to corporate together and do this business. if you are interesting please contact me on 0826252680. Thanks Jabu
  • lee said on January 21, 2011
    I'm planning to open a filling station in south africa, nw province,rudtenburg. May I please get all the requirements and tips on how to do this. The financial requirements and all the other req
  • noor said on January 23, 2011
    Hi, I am planning to open a new petrol pump / Gas station in malaysia,any state,pls help in if you can ,like how much Bank guarantee,Cash capital for work,building cost,lease a land,rent,like all formalities,and i am also ready to part with some one in malaysia in running business,pls email to faaalcon@gmail.com thank u
  • Derrick Hodges said on January 24, 2011
    Looking to buy a gas station, never been in the business, have exp in liquor stores, location in los angeles area. Do you have more information for beginners, ex. some type of manual.
  • Muhammad iqbal warraich said on January 27, 2011
    I am opening a new gas station in toronto canada. Do you have information about formalities i have to complete before start the construction of that gas station
  • john beginner adviser said on January 27, 2011
    Hi there, Muhammad. im not familiar with the business registration protocol of toronto, canada, as i am from the philippines. but it is a universal legal compliance that before you set up any business outfit, you have to secure yourself with a strategic location for your business. in your case, i suggest that you seek somewhere volume of vehicles passes daily. make sure that the same is not adjacent to residential houses for safety and security reasons. Having done that, you need to go to the business registration department of your local government to secure pertinent documentations. you would need to pay for it, i'm sure. you will have to register a business name for your station. otherwise, you can patch up with a establish fuel business for franchising. this can be ironed by their business development officer and/or operations officer. you will need substantial capital for the franchise fees. not to mention the costs of underground tanks, fuel pumps/dispensers, computer and point of sale cash register, among others. The legal preliminary also includes environmental compliance. so the city environment department would conduct inspection and other pertinent preliminaries before you would be given a license to operate.
  • Nadeem Haidery said on January 28, 2011
    I have vacant land measuring 137.52 Acres in recreational area. It is in the city of Timmins, Ontario, Canada. I am looking to lease land or a portion of land to any of the following areas. Gas Station, Truck Gas station OR Looking for investor/partner to bring capital for any of the above project on a partnership basis. Another possibility to build Farm houses on 5 acres.

    The land is flat & vacant. It has few lakes for fishing & camping purpose.It has electricity, telephone line,& cable facilities on the door step.It is located on Highway 101 east, 20 minutes from down town Timmins. Contact: Nad at (647) 800-9223 Or Email at : nhaidery1@hotmail.com
  • luckymore masanzu said on January 30, 2011
    i am based in th UK but Zimbabwean and lives in Harare. i have just arrived from Zimbabwe and there is fuel shortages. i need investors that want to team up with me to supply fuel in Zimbabwe but i do not have any capital . all i have is my property i can use as equilateral in case the deal goes sour. help me.
  • Sarah said on February 3, 2011
    I am working on a theoretical business proposal for a college course I'm taking and am interested in the start up costs of an alternative-energy station. Do you have any insight? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  • Agisanyang Gomolemo said on February 4, 2011
    Hi my Name is Agisanyang, I would like to open a gas station in north west in one of the place that does not have any gas station, i want to know more in franchising the whole gas station in terms of finances, and where must I start?
  • Rohan said on February 15, 2011
    John of Philippines, I concur with Zamo in regards the information you have shared with several persons above. You do have a good understanding of the service station (gas station) and convenience retailing requirements. I have established a project and safety management business that focuses on the construction of viable service stations in South Africa. I come from Chevron South Africa and spent 22 years in that organization. I have managed pos, bos and eft system and infrastructure development/installation projects, as well as site construction from design/planning to complete construction. There is more information on my web page; www.progresuspsm.co.za
  • Belo said on February 19, 2011
    What was the like capital structure of setting up a gas station in Houston . I intends going into petroleum business. In mean building/setting up one Gas station up in Houston. Better still buying an existing Gas station. Kindly mail me if you have any for sale or what is the likely cost of setting one up. What was the like capital structure of setting up a gas station in Houston beloking@yahoo.com
  • Sangram k Mohapatra said on February 19, 2011
    Hi everybody, i am looking forward to open a gas station in LA, CA, USA. I have little knowledge about gas station. i want to know about the criteria and procedures of opening the gas station. also i want to know the how much capital required for that.
  • Marlon Kennedy said on February 23, 2011
    Hi, I have the perfect location in Mossel Bay,South Africa,for a petrol station.I want it to be on the same premises as a new build mall. (construction still in progress). I want to know how to put up a business plan as well as the amount of money one needs to start up something this huge. With much thanks
  • naim bhollah said on February 24, 2011
    hi, i wanted to know a place where to build a petrol service station?? the problem will be facing, the type of profit etc..... from mauritius
  • Lulama said on February 24, 2011
    Hi,I reside in Gauteng, South Africa and I would like to know, who do I approach,besides a bank, for funding if I want to buy a petrol station. I would also like to know how to put together a business plan for such a venture. Thank you
  • Tricia Anderson said on February 24, 2011
    I own a small store in Dora, Missouri. In the summer it is a big tourist area for fishing and canoeing. I would like to have a couple of gas pumps but cannot afford to put them in. Is there any gas companies that will foot the bill if I don't take any profit from sales?
  • Linda Chanclor said on February 24, 2011
    I want to open a country store/gas station in McRae Ga USA...I purchased the property a few weeks ago , so it is paid for now where do i get the money to put in the gas pumps, or do big companies install the pumps for you to sell their gas, Can anyone help me here with this info.. As I know nothing about gas stations.THANKS!
  • James expert adviser said on February 24, 2011
    @naim, it is tough but with little research your business can be profitable. If you know a place that is going to be popular in a year or two then plan about starting a gas station there. Similar thoughts can really earn you more money.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • James expert adviser said on February 24, 2011
    @Lulama, you can prepare a business plan to approach investors, lending companies. You can also seek help from friends and relatives but the amount will be very limited from these resources.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Hira said on February 27, 2011
    I want to start a gas station in Toronto and dont have any previous experience of business. From where to start and get the relevant information about the gas station. Can anybody help or gas marketing company help u to start at a location of your choice. I need guidance and help. I have a place in mind at Keele/Lawrence. The previous owner has left and pump is closed. Who can be helpful to me.
  • Rohan Kidson said on February 27, 2011
    Marlon Kennedy - if you are still in the service station construction market for the site in Mossel Bay, contact me. There is more information on my web page "www.progresuspsm.co.za".
  • val said on February 27, 2011
    I have a good location I would like to lease to lease the lot to a fuel station on a busy corner. 45 miles from Calgary in a small busy hamlet AB, Canada
  • john beginner adviser said on February 27, 2011
    Rohan, thanx a lot... good luck on all your endeavors.

    Rohan, i'm also working as Documentation Specialist/Consultant with CCI, one of the marketing arm of Chevron Philippines that market Caltex brand. i wrote their company handbook and HESS (Health, Environment, Safety and Security) Culture.
  • rishabh said on February 28, 2011
    @john, please advice me on opening a gas station in florida. if it is possible, i need all the info. should i take franchise of premium brand ?? what should be my next move .
  • Priscilla said on February 28, 2011
    I would like to open a gas station in Tladi Soweto, (Shell Franchise), can you please advice on who to contact for franchise, cost implications as well as where can I get finance.
  • Docter said on March 1, 2011
    I'm Doc i would like to start a filling station service located in SA, frm Mpumalanga, to me it will be so exciting if i can see my self running it, cause i like that business with all my heart.
  • WILLIAM OFENTSE said on March 2, 2011
    hi,i want to start a filling station in north west (brits) south africa, i want to know how much is needed for start-up, and please advise me on franchises again on how much percentage should i have? i am thinking to start it this year.
  • Peter said on March 3, 2011
    Need to put together a business plan for the gas company to review. This is located in Nassau County, Long Island New York. Can you offer some guidance.
  • Khomotso said on March 3, 2011
    hi guys, can any1 please send me a site plate template(example of a service station map). i have all necessary documents and a site i dont have funds to build a site i also need help on that matter. 0731134862
  • Timar said on March 3, 2011
    Mr John, Thank you so much for your information, i have been wondering about looking for how to get information on how start gas filling station here in Nigeria, but with the little information you left above i can now go ahead.....thank you so much.....+2348028803023 for more info.
  • john beginner adviser said on March 4, 2011
    @Timar. you're more than welcome. i am more than pleased to share my ideas, no matter how small, to those people i have common interest. good luck on all your endeavors. make it happen. believe in your self. all the luck, john
  • john beginner adviser said on March 4, 2011
    @Rishabh. If you have substantial amount of money and you want to have a commanding "customer recall" i suggest that you go into franchising. big companies the likes of Chevron, BP or Shell would provide you with marketing strategy with which to undertake the business. plus, they shall supervise the construction of the station, installation of underground storage tanks, pos and other pertinent equipment that are incidental to your business. you are also more assured of a steady supply of fuel, depending on your credit limit or bond. Franchising is almost always advisable to startups. However, in due time that you get to establish your self and somehow master the ins and outs of fuel retailing service, you may terminate the franchise agreement and go on with your own. you may now have your own brand/business name and outsource for fuel supplies elsewhere who may offer bigger returns.

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