“How to Start a Gas Station”
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  • john beginner adviser said on March 4, 2011
    Guys in South Africa who would like to set up fuel service station or needed technical expertise, contact Mr. Rohan Kidson at Progresus Project & Safety Management. he has already spent years in Chevron (that markets the Caltex brand). i can assure you that this guy is one of the best in the fuel service business. i can assure you that anybody who have worked for Chevron can deliver a good job. i know... i worked for a marketing firm that operates five (5) Chevron (Caltex) station here in the Philippines. they're darn professionals. they're the marines of fuel industry. good luck guys. bring it on...
  • john beginner adviser said on March 4, 2011
    @Rishabh. First, you need to register a business name, example Rishabh Enterprise, with the Business registration department of the city in florida you are residing in. you will of course pay certain amount for the processes. when they finally approve your registration, they will conduct inspection of the site for administrative compliance. you need to contact the marketing department of whatever fuel brand that you want to market, example is Chevron or BP, that is available in Florida or near your location. they will discuss with you their franchise terms and conditions. you must be prepared to pay the bond and other processing fees vis-a-vis submit pertinent personal and business documents for security transaction. They will then provide you all the necessary details on how to construct and set up your service station. good luck
  • john beginner adviser said on March 4, 2011
    @WILLIAM OFENTSE. Pls contact Mr. Rohan Kidson at Progresus Project & Safety Management. He can provide you with assistance that you'd be needing.
  • yalda said on March 4, 2011
    hi i want to start gas station business i live in vaughan ontario canada please help me
  • Johan de Waal said on March 6, 2011
    How do you open a new Petrol station in South-Africa?
  • Gerhard said on March 7, 2011
    Hi I am a developer in Kroonstad, Free state, South Africa and have found a perfect property to develop, Ideal for a petro Station. it is situated along the "N1" can you give me some guidelines of where to start. thanks for a great service
  • naim bhollah said on March 8, 2011
    hi again, but i wanted to know about how many ts or meter2 it will be??? what can be put in the petrol service station to make it more attractive???? from mauritius
  • kumud said on March 8, 2011
    i want to start small business related to the gas station and petrol pump but i have not idea related to this all. i m living in jhinjhak near KANPUR. plz help me regarding to this matter. my email id:- kumud_sisodia@yahoo.co.in
  • Varun Pandya said on March 9, 2011
    Hi, Great confidence booster article thanks. my only query is how to start up the process for new cng station in my area where there is no cng station between 100 kmts. kindly help, regards varun pandya
  • Chumani Spelimandla said on March 10, 2011
    Hi. I'm a budding entrepreneur and a student at University Cape Town Graduate School of business. I require some information on how to start up a service station. I'm based in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town ( the most entrepreneurial city in the world ratings). xxxx Chumani Spelimandla 0764287937
  • Thomas said on March 11, 2011
    Hi. I am interested in opening a fuel station and I dont know where to start. Please help me with advice and how to get finance to start my dream business. I am currently in Polokwane, Limpopo RSA.
  • john beginner adviser said on March 12, 2011
    @Chumani,i suggest that you contact Mr. Rohan Kidson of Progresus Project & Safety Management at "www.progresuspsm.co.za".
  • ravi said on March 14, 2011
    I wan a make cng pump in amreli in gujrat . .do u know what is the process of it ?
  • Kumar said on March 15, 2011
    I want to open a CNG filling station in Haryana, India. Will you tell me procedure to get the license for CNG filling station and/or any other formalities.
  • Bhaskar beginner adviser said on March 15, 2011
    @Kumar, CNG filling stations are allotted by CITI GAS Companies which have rights to do business in a fixed territory. In delhi NCR it is Indraprasth Gas Ltd (a JV of GAIL and Govt Of Delhi) Similarly a number of JVs of IOC, BPC, HPC, Gail are operating.
  • Surinder pal Singh said on March 17, 2011
    Tarn taran dist / tes tarn taran Punjab could u give me same information about new gas satiation how can open gas satiation thanks
  • Bhaskar beginner adviser said on March 19, 2011
    @Surinder Pal Singh, In India Government Oil Marketing companies viz. Indian Oil Co. Ltd. (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Co. Ltd. (HPCL), Bharat Petroleum Co. Ltd. (BPCL), and private sector companies Essaar Oil, Relinace are alloting Gas Stations on franchisee basis. One should have a suitable plot of land (45m front X 45 m depth on Highway, 35m X 35m in Cities), apart from land one should have about Rs 50,00,000 (Rs Fifty Lakh/Rs 5 million)in ready cash. Reliance is not allotting Gas Stations at present, You can apply to Essar directly with land details. For Govt oil Co. Viz IOCL, HPCL, BPCL you should apply against news paper advertisements.
  • manav said on March 21, 2011
    dear sir, i want to establish a CNG station ,please provide the process and basic needs???
  • Moses Harry said on March 21, 2011
    I want to establish a gas station in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. pls I need your help in d oil company that will supply d oil. Also how to start it
  • Thapelo Tshoganetso said on March 23, 2011
    I'm a 21 year old young man in Botswana willing to start a petrol station in a called Gabane located in the outskirt of the main city. In the present time there are no petrol stations in that area, but a lot of people flow from this village to to fill up their vehicles in the city. How do I start and will I be able to get a bank loan with this information above?
  • Gameli said on March 23, 2011
    Please I would like to set up a gas filling station and I need a proposal to that effect. I would be very happy if I could get sample of the proposal email to me at kgamey@yahoo.com. Thank you. Am Gameli from Ghana
  • Annah said on March 24, 2011
    i am a lady, and i suffer too much when coming to filling up my car fuel, if i pass the last petrol station on my home from work with a lesser petrol ,then is a disaster. may i get some assistance. please. ideas on how to start or where to go, who to contact, what needs to be drafted and i will take it from there. please
  • kgabo said on March 25, 2011
    I'm planning to open a filling station in south africa, LIMPOPO province, MOLETJIE. May I please get all the requirements and tips on how to do this. The financial requirements and all the other requirement.
  • Lalnunpuia said on March 26, 2011
    Hi, i would like to setup a gasoline pump situated in the outskirt of aizawl under any company. Pliz help regarding any information which is liable. Thank you
  • Ibrahim Kasam Solkar said on March 27, 2011
    I am looking for the contractor with his few technicians who knows construction and commissioning of Gas Filling Station in Tanzania. Please Write soon.I am Chartered Mechanical Engineer from India, in Tanzania for the last 10 years.
  • shyaam said on April 1, 2011
    i am about to start a auto lpg filling station can you please tell me rules and regulations to start it
  • karabo kitchin said on April 4, 2011
    Our farm is located between Vryburg and Taung in the North West Province in South Africa on the edge of a National Road called N18, how do we franchise for a gas station (truck stop) and how much will it cost us?
  • Justine Ekeh said on April 4, 2011
    hi there, am justine from nigeria, an ambitious young grad, looking to own a fuel station someday, with no concrete knowledge about the business, i really would like to get help on how is works, what are the risk and benefits? cost of owning, building and functioning? please advice me on these. thanks very much, Justine
  • Manmit Dhillon said on April 4, 2011
    I own and operate a cardlock facility, and am looking to develop another a second location in Ontario. I have a prime property already. Feel free to contact me should you be interested in developing a site in Ontario. Thanks. Manmit.Dhillon@hotmail.com
  • sam said on April 4, 2011
    I have been thinking about starting a gas station business in the state of Washington. I want to get an estimate on the costs involved and also the franchise fees. Thanks.
  • Terry Sent said on April 5, 2011
    I worked as manager for a C-Store Company for many years. I left the company and relocated to another city to pursue a college degree. Since then, the company has closed and I want own my own Convenience Store. I would like to manage the store as I give 60% of my income toward its take over. How can I accomplish this? As an added feature, it would be nice if this place had a living quarters in it.
  • garry said on April 5, 2011
    hi i want to start a gas station and a grocery store.i just want to know that how much it will cost to me.and where i need to contact for this.thanks
  • nasir masood said on April 9, 2011
    Hi I want to start a gas station in chakwal. I just want to know that how much it will cost to me. Plzz give me the complete information for starting the new business..... Thanks..
  • rcrapol said on April 10, 2011
    Hi, I want to open my own gas staion in LB nagar, hyderabad AP the site is on NHW no.9 facing about 230 sft. Please guide me how can i start.
  • Tebogo said on April 11, 2011
    Hi I need to open a gas station in Rustenburg Luka, we struggle a lot with getting fuel. I need to know all the basic and detailed information. Thanking u in advance
  • Dharmesh Trivedi said on April 12, 2011
    I want to start a cng pump station at bhavnagar,gujarat,india. so plz tell me detail information like requirements,legal procedure,total cost etc.
  • Docter said on April 14, 2011
    Hi i do register my company name, i want to know how can i get the products or equipment of filling station, who supply that products, i have some site at Mpumalanga located in SA.
  • kishan satodiya said on April 15, 2011
    i want to start a cng pump on national highway near gondal, so please give me information about procedure and documents. and also give me contact no. of cng pump main office. Thanks & regards kishan
  • TEEMA SINGH said on April 16, 2011
    I want to start a petrol pump and gas agency in rachi or near near to giridhar...so pls give me full information abt product,company and document and requirements....pls and thank you, Teema singh ranchi....
  • T. Howard said on April 18, 2011
    I would like to know how one could obtain financial backing to open up a gas station/convenient store in Frankfort, IN when I already own the ideal location? Perhaps a contact # to oil company or financial institution. Thank you in advance.
  • Andrew Araali said on April 20, 2011
    I want to find out the other factors apart from profit, which would promote the setting up of Petrol stations.
  • john beginner adviser said on April 25, 2011
    @Docter. I suggest that you go to the business registration department of your city hall or provincial government. You should bring along with you your pertinent personal identification documents like birth certificate, baptismal certificate, school ID or other ID that you have. You would be required to pay certain amount for the processing of course. They may even ask for the title of your property where the business would be set up. the business registration officer would guide you with the filling up of the business registration form and how the same would be processed with the concerned offices. and hey, they will also ask for a 2x2 colored photo of you for profiles. Good luck.
  • john beginner adviser said on April 25, 2011
    @Docter. Upon obtaining a business registration you may contact the business development officer of any branded fuel company the likes of BP, Shell or Chevron (Caltex). inquire about the possibility of entering into a Franchise Agreement with them. If you are granted the franchise, it will be the responsibility of the oil company to provide you with the underground storage tanks, fuel dispensers, pos and other equipments. on your part, you would be required to provide the location where the station would be constructed (according to the brand design and style of the oil company). you would need to post a bond certain in amount to answer for the fuels that shall be delivered to you.
  • Maria E. San Juan said on May 2, 2011
    interested in opening a gas service station and LPG/Gasul dealer, kerosene, spare parts and repairs for trycycle which is the main transportation in this rural area in a small province in Pampanga, Philippines.please supply contact in Manila. Thanks
  • Eric Bilama said on May 6, 2011
    I would like to open a Engen petrol station in Cape town can you please send me all the requirement and cost. thank you
  • Bronwyn Samuels said on May 9, 2011
    I am South African please tell me what is the required capital i need to start a Service Station in my area. I am very interested.
  • Adel said on May 9, 2011
    I'm egyptian ..i would like to start my project as a petrol station in canada so would you please tell me the required capital i need to start up my petrol station in any place in canada ?
  • Oscar said on May 9, 2011
    Hi, I am trying to open a large gas station made more for the truck drivers and I already have the land in the ideal place. I need information on how to proceed with either franchising or making my own brand. I need to know how much of a cost difference is between the both and how the price is affected by either one. Also I have questions on who are the distributors available in my area of supplying the gasoline to me. I currently reside in El Salvador, Central America and would like information on how to proceed and what you would recommend . Any information is appreciated and would be great thank you.
  • Gonel Ulysse said on May 10, 2011
    Hi John or anybody of proven knowledge in opening gas station. I plan to open a gas station in the North side of Haiti. A place that is not yet developed. It id off the main highway. It is also an intersection that lead to a small province. I have the idea to open up a gas station, open market, car/bus station, build houses, school, clinic, cell phone stores. place to sell live animals, goods to build and construct houses, car dealer ( dump trucks,pick up truck, mechanic & tire shop etc to bring revenues and customers, traffic stop for the opening gas station. How do I get the info to start the gas station? the finances,loans, I 'd like to go franchise since i have no experience in that before. I can buy the land for cheap. It is a lot of land that can do all the things i mentioned above. My email : gonelu@aol.com. 516-312-9445cell phone. Thank you in advance if anyone can help me. Gonel Ulysse
  • vishnu prasad said on May 10, 2011
    hi this is vishnu i want to start LPG/Gasul dealership plz advise me whom to contact how much funds required for this. India, Andhra pradesh, medak
  • Samuel Sowah Mensah said on May 10, 2011
    Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. I want to start petrol/gas filling station. Could you please provide me with some insight and dynamics. Strategic/business plan would be ideal. I hope to hear favorable from you. Thanks.
  • john beginner adviser said on May 11, 2011
    @GONEL ULYSEE. Good day. A junction or crossroad intersection is always the best location when planning to put up fuel/service station, mini-market, burger joint or other commercial establishment, to that effect, because it is frequented by traffic and people on the go. You are bombarded with options and you seem to want to engage in a diversified business endeavor. While it is impressive that you want to do it all, i hereby humbly suggest that you take it one at a time. You may have a substantial capital with which to bank roll your business but with so much divided attention and interests, you may lose your focus and end up mismanaging your business. I suggest that you commence your endeavor by securing the title/ownership of the parcel of land. After which, you register a business name (example, GONEL PETROLEUM INC.) with the business registration of your city or municipal government which has jurisdiction over your place of business. Then you contact the franchise manager or operations manager of Chevron, Shell, BP or whatever branded (international/local) petroleum company available in your country. They shall discuss with you the pertinent details about their corporate business style and the terms and conditions of their franchise agreement. They would require bond with which to secure the fuel supplies they shall deliver to you, over and above the cost of the construction of the fuel station itself which they shall supervise on the premise considering that you have to follow their brand/corporate style. If you need bank loan, then the bank would require either collaterals or you could chattel your business with the bank as security transaction for whatever amount of loan that they may approve for you. Good Luck. John S. Salvadora of Las Pinas, Philippines.
  • vuyani said on May 14, 2011
    i want to start a service station soon i need a application forms i do have a info about how to run a business my contact no .0724657651 plz help me
  • Qualla Contractors, Inc. said on May 16, 2011
    I am a fuel/Gas station and convenience store builder. Build all brands. We do all that is necessary for construction from conception to completion. Let me help you!
  • Chris G said on May 16, 2011
    i am interested in starting a gas station. I am currently in college pursuing a degree in human service management, but always had a dream of owning a gas station franchise. I am very humble and well knowledgeable in many aspect of business. I would like to get the basic of what i need to know before i start on my journey. I would like a little more detail than what you described above. Please feel free to contact me directly.

    Ps: Gonel, i am Haitian as well and your idea is very good, but i think you should think about opening up most of your business near popular beaches in Haiti. They will be a lot of development in those areas in the next few years.
  • waf sim said on May 17, 2011
    starting a gas company has always being my thing but dont know how to start coz i want to invest for it i wish for drive plat form.
  • uzoma said on May 21, 2011
    i leave in a neighborhood can i start my little gas sales there while trying to acquire a bigger land space.I live at the back of my property, is it safe ? will the gas sales harm my neighbors. I thought about this because i believe i can acquire funds to build a bigger gas sales point from starting this small point.also how can i keep the sales point protected.
  • ibrahim Mujtaba said on May 22, 2011
    I want to write a proposal to the management of a petroleum to lease their abandoned LPG plant to me, Kano, Nigeria.
  • kamakhya said on May 28, 2011
    what will be the estimated total cost for opening a gas agency? and from where i will get the license for it?
  • Jerry said on May 30, 2011
    I want to start a fuel station business at Bambeni village which is 22km from Giyani. about 95 km from Tzaneen in South Africa
  • kalyan said on June 2, 2011
    I want to start petrol bunk or car gas filling station in guntur or vijayawada or visakhapatnam please help with full details like investment, profit etc.
  • Ranieka said on June 2, 2011
    I want to open up a Liquor Store in Southaven or Hornlake, MS. United States of America. Thanks, Ranieka
  • koku said on June 6, 2011
    Hi, i want to open a petrol station combine with a super market can you please assist me how to go about it.. I am from tanzania
  • Thami Bunga said on June 6, 2011
    Good day, i want to start a engen petrol station "franchise" in South Africa. Can you please give me details i.e. requirements and costs involved and where can i get the finance for this nature of business? Thank you
  • cynthia esiape said on June 9, 2011
    i am interested in starting a filling station but dont know how to go about it please help. thank you.
  • Memory said on June 12, 2011
    I want to run a service station but don't know how and the costs to start up. Please help. The business will be located in Harare, zimbabwe. Thanks
  • sindisile said on June 13, 2011
    me and my partner nkhensani we are also looking at starting our own filling station we have funds we just need someone to help as how to purchase who do we go to
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  • moses said on June 15, 2011
    I wanna info on how to start a gas fuel station and how to get a capital and how much does it cost.i do have a nice place in free-state to start a gas fuel station ,there is no competition.and it will benefit the people of the nearest towns. pls can someone who have information assist. my email address is mhlongoane@yahoo.com. i'm staying in katlehong gauteng
  • Abdullah Ibrahim said on June 17, 2011
    i would want you to help me know the cost of establishing a gas filling station in ghana. again,how to go about it even if i don`t have enough finance.
  • Samuel young said on June 23, 2011
    Thanks for enlightened me on what it takes in entering in this business venture.
  • JULIUS J. DAZI said on June 29, 2011
    I intend to start a petrol station in Old Gawu Abaji - Abuja.Petrol, kerosene will be sold. Kindly furnish details.
  • Adzuu joe said on July 6, 2011
    From Nigeral, Benue state, Makurdi city. I want to open a new gas station i need a loan to process this great help, i already have an location, all i need is a partner to financial this project, there is no cooking gas plants here so please contact, adzuuter@gmail.com just provided financial to start this project, is a good deal here it is urgent matter please.
  • David said on July 9, 2011
    Hello, I would like to open a gas station, is a 1st class municipality in the province. According to the latest census, it has a population of 110,145 people in 19,897 households. There are 3 mini petrol, 1 shell, 2 caltex, 2 independent a total of 8 gas station, my plan location is along the hi way about 5 kilometers far from the main market, I heard about the mini petrol franchise can you please let me know if i could still franchise a gas station and be competitive with the 8 gas station we already have in our town,
  • Portia said on July 10, 2011
    Interested in buying a filling station,my problem is the funds.South Africa Free State Province and the bank has approved but i dont have deposit please help.+27725054685
  • grishon said on July 10, 2011
    Hi i am planning on starting a gas station in my country kenya and i have acquired the land and in the process of acquiring licenses. I am also working on a business plan. Please advice me on how to start up in the most cost effective way.
  • E.E.Mensah said on July 14, 2011
    Am a Ghanaian,I have a great guest starting a gas station in at most four years time since I will be graduating next year(by the will of Jehovah),I think you've done me great help by giving me enough specs for the time being,I will contact you in the future when I should get things in the pipe lines(by the will of Jehovah).
  • Syed Ali said on July 16, 2011
    I am holding BBA in Oil & Gas Marketing and doing my MBA in Power Management from Belgium in case you want to set an Oil & Gas Business please contact me on ali2newyork@yahoo.com. Presently I am in Al Ain - United Arab Emirates.
  • lucky s Mathenjwa said on July 18, 2011
    I am at south Africa on kzn, I need details of person/company that can help me to start the filing station. thanks from Lucky
  • ibrahim saddique said on July 20, 2011
    i want to start a lpg(gas)station in Ghana -Accra but i have no experience in any field of energy. i need help on how to start and how to manage it interms of finance and safety precautions.Thank you.
  • alton nichols said on July 20, 2011
    windham,ct,usa I was considering converting my car to natural gas until I found it was impossible to find a filling station nearby.How could I get into the business of selling natural gas for privately owned cars and trucks?During a recent trip to Peru I noted that nearly all the gas stations now have natural gas that they pump directly into tanks usually kept in the trunk.
  • pradeep pathak said on July 23, 2011
    we r govt. registered cooperative society of UP state, india and wants to set up 06 cng pump station at the different location and we have 12000 cng auto also. we r looking for any financer to start our CNG pump station in india. we do have the import license also. plz contact at 91 93195 49588.
  • kelly parkus said on July 24, 2011
    i need a help on writing a budget and five years financial projections on LPG business which is at the ideal stage.
  • Derick Smith said on July 25, 2011
    We are diesel wholesalers operating in South Africa. We have a co-operative model to assist small operators wanting to start up unbranded i.e. non-franchise sites. If you have a good site (own or ability to rent) and about R1mil in starting capital, we can help. derick@xstone.co.za
  • Koh Lee Yong said on July 26, 2011
    I plan to start a small gas/petro station at Malaysia. This is all new to me and i need to know how much money i will need to start and run the gas station business. Can you give me any info
  • David Adjetey said on July 26, 2011
    Hi I would like to open a gas station in Accra where I live, can you advice me how much money would be invested and how to start.
  • AFOAKWA BERNARD said on July 27, 2011
  • arvind avasthi said on July 28, 2011
    i want a cng pump alwar(rajasthan). what is the procedure to take dealership of the cng. pump
  • Abhijeet sinha said on July 31, 2011
    I want to set up an indian oil petrol pump in halimpur which is a rural area located in sitamarhi district,bihar state,india. I want to know how should i go for this. Please help me as i am very much interested in this business plan. So please make me know to the basic requirement for setting up petrol pump in rural area.
  • Sipho Mabaso said on August 2, 2011
    Will like to start a gas station for refilling and distribution of gas, I stay in South Africa, in Alberton. Looking to open one in Alrode. Contact Number: +27836305250 or +27813855808
  • vikram B chaudhari said on August 3, 2011
    i plan to start a small gas/petro station in india. which is a rural area located in Gujarat district Mehsana. at&po:Kheralu. I need to know how much money would be invested and how to start.
  • arsalan farboud said on August 3, 2011
    hello ! thanks for the info that you have put up ! i want to start a gas station at yerevan armenia i was wondering where i could get the info from and how much its gonna cost and how to start !
  • Mbali said on August 11, 2011
    I am situated in Mpumalanga in Lochiel, My family currently has a filling station which is being hired to other people, the contract we have with these people comes to an end at the end of this year. I would like to take it over buy having the garage renovated and start functioning again. I would like to find out which brand is currently the best in the market betwee, Saso, Shell, Engine and Caltex.
  • Asyraf said on August 12, 2011
    I'm just 14 years old and i do share my thoughts n opinion to my parents n they say " r u crazy" to set up a gas station in singapore...but not much land.....how.............?????????
  • vernell akyeampong said on August 15, 2011
    i'm am trying to start a fueling station/ car wash in a different country could i get help...i have no idea what to do... but i have a location.
  • Krish said on August 17, 2011
    Hello, I'm in the process for a new business venture and sought after service stations! Apart from the setup fees with a franchisee being anywhere in the $500k, what would be the usual on going fees on a monthly basis that is dependent on the volume of traffic and sales? What percentage is the profit on Fuel being sold to me as a franchisee? Future developments in fuel technology would i have to invest my cash too, or does the franchisor cover these costs? Details with delivery of stock, fuel govt taxes etc? Interesting times as many mergers and acquisitions are happening in these hard times! Thank-you for your time
  • Mario said on August 18, 2011
    Hi I am planning to set up gas station and Africa and Europe. I managed to get some documents and the suppliers but need an idea how much money do I need to kick off and I lack investments. I intend to install in Africa, UK and Spain
  • gan said on August 19, 2011
    Speak to Texaco, They will giving more assistance in setting up the petro station, more essentially running a convenience store sidealong
  • Sledge Andy said on August 21, 2011
    I'm planning to open a gpl gas filling station at Dodowa in Ghana. Please can you provide detail information on this issue???
  • vimal saraswat said on August 25, 2011
    I want to start a new CNG filling station in Udaipur (Raj) India 313001 Please send me the detain regarding the license and land area and approximate cost for starting it


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