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Carwasher. Net: How to Start a Gas Station – Opening Gas Station – Starting a Petrol Station

Carwasher. Net: How to Start a Gas Station – Opening Gas Station – Starting a Petrol Station

How to Start a Gas Station – Opening Gas Station – Starting a Petrol Station

How to Start a Gas Station – Opening Gas Station – Starting a Petrol Station

How to Start a Gas Station

Starting a Gas Station

Get a general idea on how a gas station operates. This article is for those who plan on putting up their own gas station. It also provides information on the different types of gas stations and gas brands.

A gas station is a solid investment because public demand for fuel is constant.

But before you set off, it is a must for you to acquire an expert understanding of the trade. Knowledge is a surefire way to counteract problems often associated with any start-up business endeavor.

Products of Gas Station

Gasoline and diesel are two most common types of fuel sold in any gas station. However, since the advent of environmental awareness, other gas stations deemed it fit to carry alternative fuels such as bio-diesel, hybrid fuel, hydrogen fuel, and ethanol. Other products typically sold are liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas.

Premium vs. Discount

In the US, gas stations are classified into two groups: those that carry premium brands and those that carry discount brands.

Some of the more recognized premium brands are Exxon, Chevron, Texaco, Valero, BP, Citago, Shell, BP, and Sinclair. Notice that all these brands are international gasoline brands. Some local brands however are also categorized as premium. For example, Petrobras, ESSO, PENEX, and Petro-Canada.

What sets a premium gas station apart is its visibility. They have a branch in almost every corner and they make use of tall signs showcasing their familiar brand logo. They also have brighter lighting. The service they offer is top notch and they aim to provide convenience for their customers. Often, they are cleaner and more modern.

Discount brands, on the other hand, are quite smaller independent stations. Often they are considered as regional chains. Some examples of discount gas stations are Rotten Robbie, Valero, ARCO, and USA Gasoline.

Their gas prices are usually lower compared to the premium brands. This is why many buy wholesale gas from them. In terms of location and visibility, discount gas stations are few and far between. They are typically located a good distance from freeway exits and highways. Their services are not up to par with premium brands as well as their technology.

The A-B-C’s

A - Begin by finding an ideal location for your gas station. The best way to go is setting it up in a high traffic area. You may seek the assistance of local realtors. The usually know more about sale listings. Once you have viewed the property and it has passed your criteria, commit to it.

B - After you have secured a location, you can now focus your attention to finding a good source for your product. Talk to as many oil company representatives as you can. This will enable you to compare rates. Upon finding the best deal, have a solicitor review the contract for you. Caution must be observed on the legal aspects of the deal.

Get in touch with the local state agencies and file all the mandatory paperwork such as license and permits. Also, get in touch with the local fire department and find out what their requirements are and make sure your gas station meets these requirements.

C - Create a working business plan. Make sure you include a provision on monitoring cash flow. Also, include marketing techniques to promote your gas station.

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329 Responses to "How to Start a Gas Station".

1. ADRENA on 7/6/2008
2. Howard Batchelor on 9/15/2008
I am looking to start a gas station in the near future and would like information on how to start one up.
3. Chris on 9/19/2008
Thanks a lot for the information
4. Dismas Chombo on 9/30/2008
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5. Dismas Chombo on 9/30/2008
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6. Zaldy Calica on 1/29/2009 12:42:49 PM
I am trying to set-up my own gas station, and i choose an area near the school and along the highway, the vicinity area are rice land and most people jobs are farmers and government employees, motorcycles are the most popular transportation, and along the highway buses and trucks passes by,is this possible area? i would like to know some good information.
7. Esther Aboagye on 2/23/2009 3:49:30 AM
Am looking forward to start a gas station and I need to put a business plan together to obtain a loan from the bank. please send me information to enable me put this together.
8. Sicmea on 5/7/2009 12:01:53 PM
I am looking to start a gas station in Africa
9. Romeo Despojo on 5/10/2009 5:12:36 AM
I want to put up a business in gasoline station please give me more info.. thanks
10. oteng on 5/14/2009 2:39:05 AM
i want to start a petrol station but i don't know where to start. how do i write a petrol station business plan?
11. Austin Floyd on 5/15/2009 2:12:41 PM
I want to put up pumps at my grocery store but I have no Idea who to talk to about getting it done. what is needed and the price of the project. can you help me?
12. Jarvis Thompson on 5/16/2009 2:16:18 AM
I am looking to start a gas station and need some information on getting started with prices for the project.
13. Lizzy van Rooyen on 6/7/2009 2:18:42 PM
I am a botswana citizen, and would like some information on how to start a gas station in botswana, if I have a investor from rsa, as a partner
14. Jean Calitz on 6/29/2009 11:01:22 PM
I would like to start a gas station, I am in need of prices for the project and a business plan for a gas station.
15. Rudzani Muladi on 7/13/2009 10:40:08 AM
I am looking forward to start gas station in my area, could you please help me with information on how to start and how much it can cost me.
16. George Owako on 7/22/2009 2:29:21 AM
I am a kenyan and would like information on how to start a small gas station.
17. Ahmed on 7/22/2009 6:10:45 AM
Thanks a lot, I am looking to start a gas station, really I want your information about how much will it cost, and how can I contact with the oil companies?
18. Amin Sh. Elmi on 7/23/2009 2:15:46 PM
Hi everyone, I am looking to start a gas station in the near future in Somalia and would like to get more information on how to start one up and how much it costs. My email is: and contact number is: +252-1-5922225
19. zack on 8/3/2009 9:44:19 PM
I am looking to open a Gas station, and I need information to help me do my own business. Could you send me all the the requirements. Thank you
20. Althario Rolle on 8/4/2009 7:33:51 PM
i intend to open a gas station in the near future and i need information on the equipment needed and any certifications needed. Thanks a million
21. Orlando on 8/5/2009 7:07:32 PM
hi, i gonna start a small business, its a gas station but the pumps don't work:( and to replace them it would cost $150,000. i believe i wanted to know if big companies would put their pumps at my location er..?? how that would work...or if i'm just gonna have to settle for the grocery store..
22. Marilyn Lucas on 8/7/2009 9:26:01 AM
My husband and I want to start a small rural convenience store/ gas station. This is all new to us and we need to know how at least approx. how much money we will need to start and run the gas station part of the business. Our bank wants us to get this info, but haven't been able to get too much info from some of the suppliers in our area. Can you give us any info. All our gas and diesel will be above ground and non-branded is what we are looking for. Does anyone supply everything except the gas? Do you know about what we are looking at in price? Thank you.
23. Mongezi Sgudla on 8/15/2009 11:03:22 AM
I am a 18 year old wits university student, i am intending to open a petrol station, like Sasol garage in the near future. What is the minimum capital needed in order to start one?
24. Bertha on 8/20/2009 9:41:55 AM
Hey, my names Bertha and i'm using by bosses computer to type this. i want start up my own petrol station so can you give me start up costs please? i'm getting a loan from the bank! thanking you kindly, lots of love. Bertha
25. Tyler on 8/25/2009 1:03:18 AM
I own a construction company and i've always wanted to build and own gas station car wash i would like to see if you can point me into the right direction? Thank you
26. TIISETSO JULIAN MOTHEKHE on 8/25/2009 4:04:57 AM
Hi, my name is Tiisetso. i want to own petrol/gas station in Cape Town Mandalay and i think i have found a location to set up shop, but now i want an in depth understanding on the financial structure to start up this project.
27. nipunsawhney on 8/27/2009 6:05:11 AM
want to establish filling station in jammu.
28. marcus on 8/28/2009 4:05:07 PM
I am looking forward to start a gas station business and I need to put a business plan together to get a loan from the bank. please give me as much info as you can.
29. Nazlie on 8/31/2009 6:24:40 AM
i am wanting to start a gas station, i would like to know how to start and i would need to get started and how much money i will need for it.
30. James on 8/31/2009 8:11:14 AM
@Emeka Akpatulu, It is better that you prepare a business plan for your business. It is not wise to produce a sample business plan to your banker for loan. Most likely you will not get the loan. There are tons of existing gas stations are selling already. If you are interested to buy then go to

Jestin James
Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

31. riaz on 9/12/2009 6:02:47 AM
give the complete information for the starting of a good gas station.
32. Kim on 9/16/2009 8:41:48 PM
I would like to build a gas station and C-store on my commercial land. I don't know how to start. Please give me information for it.
33. De Andre Richie on 9/17/2009 10:31:23 AM
Hello i'm looking to opening a gas station and would like more information on how to get one started. I have located a site and need information on obtaining the site and getting the money needed to have station built. Thank you for your help.
34. Gwen Maphike on 9/25/2009 8:14:55 AM
My Name is Gwen Maphike and I am from the Northern Cape in Kimbeley. I have located a site back at home for me to build my new gas station. I Need advice on how to get started, from business plans, finance and the essential companies to contact to make my business a success. Thank you and hope you find all to be in order.
35. Rajkumar Sablani on 9/25/2009 5:27:43 PM
I am a Jamaican national and wish to start a gas station in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, please send me information about how to start a new gas station and how to choose a good location and find a good company to supply. Kind regards, Rajkumar Sablani
36. Cardigan Jim on 10/5/2009 6:27:13 PM
Information is too basic. OK: location, business plan, investors and/or funding, environmental & sate codes, oil reps et al. What about buying contracts on commodity exchange and delivery options? Would a CPO apply? (Commodity Pool Operator)
37. ANDILE VINCENT on 10/11/2009 3:07:12 PM
38. FIONA KHAN on 10/15/2009 8:42:51 AM
I am quiet keen on opening a petrol station in Durban, KZN, South Africa. I require information on how to start up, business plan and the relevant requirements that needs to be met. I would really appreciate it if you could furnish me with contact details of the following garages: BP, Caltex, Engen, Sasol
39. Chantal on 10/27/2009 3:01:43 AM
We are located about halfway between Mthatha and Port st Johns. The distance between the two is 92km, and there is no filling station between the two. We are close to the tar road, and would like to either sell the land to a fuel station company or open a fuel station ourselves. Please give contact details and also contact persons for Engen, Sasol etc.
40. Lawrens on 10/29/2009 4:59:57 AM
I'm a young, ambitious lad who is keen to start up his own gas station. I live in a small town that is approximately 110 km away from Rustenburg and we do not have a gas station. I'd really appreciate it if i get advised on how to start up and who to go to for financial and legal advice. Thank you a lot.
41. andile on 10/30/2009 7:27:57 AM
i'm young business man looking to venture into petroleum business i want to know the exact requirements in opening up a petrol stations and finance arrangements
42. Arnold M. Balanay jr. on 11/6/2009 9:20:08 PM
we would like to know how much will it cost and other requirements for the putting up of gasoline station
43. shivam singla on 11/6/2009 11:56:22 PM
thanks for the free information and the good locality point is really good one. thanks
44. BRIGHT WHITE on 11/15/2009 7:44:41 AM
thanks very much for the information, ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS THE EXACT AMOUNT TO SET UP A FILLING STATION
45. Kumar on 11/17/2009 5:27:48 AM
I want to know if a foreign national can buy a gas station in America. if yes how to go about it. I am residing in India. Regards.
46. Asada on 11/24/2009 8:19:31 AM
please assist with information to enable me start a gas station. Business plan and costs necessary to meet the initial set including pumps etc
47. Debra Landman on 11/26/2009 12:51:34 PM
Hello, Petrol Allied is a licensed wholesaler (Department of Minerals and Energy - South Africa) and exporter of fuel (petrol / diesel) in South Africa. We do extensive trade in Botswana and Zimbabwe. If you are looking to source product from a legitimate operation whose prices are extremely competitive and whose supply is secure, please contact me on
48. Mariah Ford on 12/3/2009 5:55:36 PM
Hello, I have list of investors and lenders available that are willing to lend fund to potential business owners. If you have credit issues they will work with you. Please email or contact me for further information at Thanks, Mariah Ford
49. kenneth bland on 12/4/2009 10:08:19 PM
sounds great. However the location seems promising, but i rather not be affiliated with a franchise. Is this possible?
50. dilip trivedi on 12/5/2009 7:01:46 PM
I want to start a gas station in danville, pa, 17821. I would i proceed?
51. Buhle Ngobese on 12/15/2009 3:55:58 AM
I would like to start a gas station in KZN and would appreciated if you can send list of lenders that can help with the funding and contacts to help with Business plan and all relevant information on the type of business.
52. DAVID J. BARFIELD on 12/16/2009 4:52:14 PM
how can I start a Gas station in Dallas, Texas, USA
53. alkesh on 12/17/2009 4:53:52 PM
i want to start a reliance petrol station in gujarat india adani
54. Engr Valentine on 12/26/2009 7:55:25 AM
Hello, I want to start a petrol station in Edo state, Nigeria. Please can you let me know the exact requirements in opening up a petrol station and finance arrangements. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Engr Valentine
55. chris on 12/28/2009 12:30:55 PM
i am looking to open a gas station in canton, mi. the place i want to put the station the land is for sale i want to know how to get started thanks
56. Lady Lihle on 12/29/2009 2:42:46 AM
hello, thank you very much for this site. i want to start a petrol/diesel station at in South Africa KZN, area called Impendle between Pietermaritzburg and Underburg. please help me, how do I start it, can you help me with requirements and finance arrangements. thanking you in advance.
57. Sanjay on 12/31/2009 1:16:50 AM
I am planning to open a specialty gas plant in India near Delhi. Can you pls. advice how much budget required to start the plant and what are the equipments required? Thanks & Regards, Sanjay
58. Jane Lynn on 1/2/2010 9:19:32 PM
Thanks for the information, it's very useful. Could you tell me the average cost of becoming a branded station like Citgo in comparison to being an independent or non branded station. Jane, Richmond, Virginia
59. Matt H on 1/3/2010 12:29:05 PM
Looking to put a gas station/convenience store/ maybe a subway in one. Got a perfect location on busy highway between 2 towns. Dont have a clue on how to accomplish this goal. Please provide info on everything.
60. ryan on 1/3/2010 8:06:26 PM
i want to start a gas station in Buffalo New york, USA. Can someone send me the details please?
61. Ravi Mandala on 1/7/2010 2:42:07 PM
I would like to start in Alpharetta, GA, USA also suggest me which place is the best place to start my own gas station.
62. Fatima on 1/8/2010 1:02:50 PM
Hello, I wanted to know how much money one need to start a gas station business in Bowie Maryland.
63. Vic Garcia on 1/13/2010 11:21:08 AM
I want to start up a small gas station in Nashville, NORTH CAROLINA. I also wanted to know how much one must invest in order to start it up. I already have the location and a small convenient store set up and have plenty of traffic come by. Any kind of information will help. Thank you.
64. Nicholas Augustine on 1/14/2010 2:39:36 PM
Hi ambitious mentors, i'm looking forward to setting up a standard gas station in ideator north L.G.A of imo state, and i need some one proficient in the business to kindly tel me what it's gonna cost in establishing it from scratch to finish. And also any rendered info on how to get a loan to back up the plan will b highly appreciated. A petroleum engineering student of p.T.I effurun. Thnx 4 ur +VE anticipation.
65. Steven on 1/15/2010 1:51:26 AM
I would like to buy a gas station that is currently open and running in Boaz Al on hwy 179 and i need help with the business plan and anything else that i need to do thanks
66. ntsikelelo malmani on 1/19/2010 4:18:48 AM
dear sir/madam, i am living in eastern cape between queenstown and cofimvaba. i want to open a petrol and diesel filing station can you please help me, thank you
67. Victor Cortez on 1/23/2010 3:50:28 PM
Dear Sir or Madam: I am a mexican national interested to invest in a gas station in the city of El Paso, Texas. I need all information on this issue. Thanks
68. eden on 1/23/2010 4:53:45 PM
I want to start petrol station in India can some one help me? thanks
69. Sam Penwright on 1/25/2010 10:43:22 AM
Hi I'm looking into possibly stating a Natural Gas fuel station in Oklahoma, Can you point me in the right direction or if you have any info, I would appreciate. Thanks For your Time, Sam
70. Quintin on 1/28/2010 2:01:58 PM
I want to Know how much finance i will need if i wanted to start a filling station. And if you could help me with a petroleum business plan.
71. garret nicholas on 1/30/2010 5:03:14 AM
how to start a gas station in guelph, ontario, canada
72. daniel simelane on 2/3/2010 2:53:10 PM
i am at Diepsloot south africa i have land and i want to open a petrol station in it how can i go about
73. P Argyros on 2/8/2010 10:34:19 AM
I have a small Convenience Store, Pizza Shop and Bar in a rural area of Altha Fl. There is no gas for approx 10 miles and this area is the fastest growing in Calhoun county due to its proximity to Panama City. The store is located in the front parcel of the mobile home park I own. The only aspect need in this area is a few gas pumps. I was not thinking in tons of large station just a pump or two to aid the community. Is this a possibility and do I start with the state or local branch of gov for information.
74. judelyn santiago on 2/9/2010 2:46:32 AM
we want to conduct a feasibilty study regarding gasoline station located at calao west santiago city, isabela
75. ketsise oliphant on 2/13/2010 9:43:04 PM
i would like to start a Gas Station on the N6 between Smithfield and Rouxville in the free state. South Africa. the route is busy at all time as it leads to two harbors gas station will be the ideal business for the road user please assist with the information on what to look at and how to start. As to land I have already acquired on both sides of the n6. thank you.
76. Harish on 2/15/2010 12:31:06 AM
Hi, I want to take a franchise of any gasoline. I don't know exactly how much it will cost me, and also can you plz advise with bank loan as well, how to approach with . Thank you
77. Yolene Basson on 2/16/2010 9:20:04 AM
I would like to start an Engen gas station in Uitenhage, Rosedale Area in Eastern Cape South Africa. I don't have any experience in this business, but I am more than willing to learn.
78. david keenaghan on 2/17/2010 4:10:25 PM
petrol station and truck stop in leeds west yorkshire this is a lot of land for this. it is near 24 hour industrial estate it also provides access to motorway ideal for hgv this idea will go soon please let me no what to do thanks for your time.
79. jagannath lohar on 2/18/2010 9:26:36 AM
i want to setup a gas station in jamshedpur, jharkhand, india.
80. Ernest on 2/19/2010 4:31:25 AM
I am planning to start a filling station business in Accra, Ghana. Can you please advise me.
81. parli on 2/19/2010 8:02:33 PM
Hello I parli, interested to open gas station business. Please if you have any business plan to guide me I will be very thank full to you.
82. samuel anim on 2/22/2010 2:16:53 PM
we planning on building a filling station in Ghana, i want an advice on the best filling station to franchise with, so please advice me
83. Neliswa on 2/24/2010 5:56:53 AM
I'm planning to open a gas station East London, Eastern Cape in SOUTH AFRICA, and would like to know the best gas station i can franchise with and expertise on franchising business.
84. danyellow on 2/24/2010 10:18:22 AM
i would like to know how much it would cost to start up a gas station; such as a sheetz, exon, or a shell?
85. Thabiso on 3/9/2010 1:31:35 PM
I want to open new gas station. there is a old garage used to operate years back but now its just an old gas station building not working. Help me how to get it back on its feed and operate, where do i start
86. Felix kwashie kuebutornye on 3/9/2010 3:23:03 PM
Please i want to open franchise petroleum and gas filling station in Sege, Ga Adagbe district, Ghana. Can you show me the exactly requirements that i need.
87. rosina on 3/10/2010 1:22:11 AM
i'm rosina in south africa limpopo i want to open a filling station because we are struggling of petrol so maybe i can help my community by opening a filling station. i want to know how to start
88. selina on 3/11/2010 12:01:09 PM
I am planning to start a filling station business in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. Can you please advise me. How to get started with this business and what are the procedures to this business.
89. Sangs on 3/14/2010 10:07:05 AM
Hi, One of my closet friend has opened a Filling station for biodiesel near panvel, navi mumbai, india a year ago. It has not been successful, and unfortunately, the location is in a remote place, and which ever tanker comes, they already come filled up, so no one halts at his filling station. also, the people who do come once a while say that biodiesel is too expensive and go away. can u pls suggest, what can he do? what marketing strategy should he use? I will appreciate your reply. Thanks.
90. James on 3/14/2010 11:05:27 AM
@Sangs, it is a tough job. He should have done the survey before opening this filling stations. btw, here are my suggestions.
1. invest more money and have some regular diesel so that people who come into the station might convert to other type by error, by choice, by surprise to see what is this new one.
2. Open some other services next to the filling station, like restaurants, auto repair, tyre repair, small grocery shop, etc. People stopping by might convert as well. Try some indirect ways to make the vehicle stop by and then convert few from there.
3. Sell it and try something else.
Good Luck...

Jestin James
Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

91. nelly on 3/16/2010 5:51:52 PM
As a business minded woman with no funds to start a filling station, how can I get help. Not working at the moment but one thing I am sure about its, that business I want its gona run. I need help, I have a land and a plan ready. Nelly from Polokwane (Limpopo) SA
92. Tracy smith on 3/16/2010 9:50:49 PM
Hi everyone, I want to know how to start my very own gas station. USA
93. Archna on 3/17/2010 3:28:47 AM
how much investment is needed. How a person residing outside USA can start the gas station in USA & stay in usa as Investor.
94. Gelan yadessa on 3/18/2010 7:51:21 AM
I too have such a dream to start a gas station. I need your help in developing a project proposal to get loan service from a bank. Thank you for your help in advance.
95. nadeem raza on 3/22/2010 8:40:15 AM
hi i am running a take away in manchester now i want to open a petrol station can u please tell me how much money i need thanks
96. Alric Coles on 3/23/2010 3:20:24 AM
Hi needed step by step information how I go about establishing a petrol station, in possession of land 2 start up. It in Loteni, Underberg, South Africa. Cheers Thanks.
97. habe on 4/5/2010 8:44:39 PM
Hi Brethen and Sister, I am Seeking for help to prepare a business plan to open a Gas/Petrol Station in my area. If anyone can provide me with a basic guidelines it will be highly appreciated. I can be contacted on, Country: Papua New Guinea
98. albert owusu on 4/5/2010 10:29:49 PM
hi, i am seeking for help to prepare a business plan to build a gas station in GHANA/AFRICA. i would be glad if u can help me with a plan and how much it would cost as well as which company to franchise with. thanks.
99. Isela on 4/7/2010 11:06:10 AM
Hi everyone, I want to know how to start my own gas station. I already own a commercial lot. Lindale Texas
100. Hangwelani Maseda on 4/12/2010 10:28:26 AM
i would like to start small chicken farm South Africa Pretoria please advise on how/where to buy baby chicks for laying eggs and feeds
101. sal amleh on 4/12/2010 11:31:17 PM
I have been previously in the c store gas station business. I sold it about 2 years ago. I would like to go into that business again but this time i want to build it from ground up. If the location is identified, where do I start? should I talk to a gas company and see what they offer and then take my business plan to the bank. Another question is that I heard that some gas companies will install the gas equipment for you at their expense and sign u up for a bonus every year if you sign a contract with them to sell so many gallons a year. How true is that? Thank you
102. Andrea Grandjambe on 4/14/2010 12:38:52 PM
I would like to open a gas/bar in my community, Fort McKay, Alberta Canada. Note: this a First Nation Reserve!! There is a store slash gas bar here. however it is bankrupt!! they have no gas no supplies the business is owned by my aunt... Now my question is should I try and take over her store or should I just go on my own????What steps do I take???
103. Sarifa Mustafu on 4/15/2010 6:40:28 AM
I want to open up a gas station with just 2 filling stations for the beginning in my community, rural area which is developing very fast.
104. Antony Paul Gitonga on 4/16/2010 3:21:07 AM
Hi, Planning to start a gas station at a major high way called the kenya - ethiopia high way...Its near the lewa conservancy national park and various trucks including tourists ply this road. Its also near an oil well that the chinese are digging up and prospecting crude oil. The land prices are still low but sure to rise once people see this gas station for miles n miles....seems pretty good if u ask me My main concerns are hidden costs and any other aspects I may be over looking. Kindly assist with any knowledge whatsoever. Highly appreciated Thanks
105. sameer on 4/18/2010 10:49:48 AM
hi, i'd like to set up a petrol pump with the minimum possible investment in karnataka state, india..i would hereby request anyone to please inform me on how to go about it & from where exactly do i start.. would be really grateful if i could get some information. thanks!!
106. Terrence on 4/20/2010 8:45:38 AM
Hi! I want to start a gas station In capital park, but i don't have capital to start the business. Is there any franchise of any gas filling station that would help me without the initial payment or to manage the franchise first and there after may the installment through my profit. Regards, Terrence
107. k.prabhu on 4/26/2010 2:03:14 AM
Hi, i want to start a medium scale Biodiesel plant in Andhra Pradesh, India. please kindly let me know what does it take to set up one?
108. MZEKE on 4/26/2010 6:25:16 AM
109. julia on 4/26/2010 4:12:39 PM
Boyertown, PA USA. Hi! I am trying to sell/lease gas station. Do you have any ideas how to advertise it to Indian population in USA? Thank you
110. ADENIYI OLUSHOLA on 4/29/2010 3:40:23 AM
Dear Sir, I am a Nigerian interested in operating LPG plant/ filling stations. kindly inform me of the cost of different capacity of the items listed below.
1.LPG filing station.
2.LPG road tanker/truck.
3.LPG domestic tank.
4.LPG storage tank.
5.LPG dispenser.
6.LPG bottling plant.
I am considering the establishment of LPG plant and filling stations in Nigeria. Also, how can one put up a proposal to a gas Company for gas supply? Thanks.
111. Dennis York on 5/1/2010 11:18:34 PM
I have built hundreds of Gas Stations in California and have contacts for equipment, construction, permits, design, food marts, canopies, petroleum equipment, CNG systems, tanks, piping, etc. I can build from conception to completion anywhere in the world. Contact me with your needs. Contact me at
112. Aman on 5/3/2010 6:17:47 AM
I want start up my own petrol station in USA and need some information on getting started with prices for the project. What is the minimum capital needed to start one?
113. Njabulo Ngcobo on 5/6/2010 4:59:57 AM
Hey i am Njabulo Ngcobo i would like to open a gas station one day i don't have enough capital to start the business. I really need advice on how to start this business.
114. FELIX KWASHIE on 5/9/2010 4:29:34 PM
115. K.Angami on 5/12/2010 11:11:16 AM
i want to start a new cng station in my state since there is none right now so, can you kindly guide me how to go about it. thank you
116. Akpatulu on 5/12/2010 11:57:32 AM
Anyway to start up business don't use to be easy in most cases but with courage and determination you can achieve it. Thanks for the information about the business
117. TINA on 5/13/2010 11:40:07 AM
Jonesboro, La. I found a station that has been closed down for 4 to 5 years. My husband and I are thinking of purchasing it. I have no knowledge of the running or permits for the station. I haven't even ever worked in one. Do the tanks have to be updated? Where would I find the information on the updates? The owner doesn't seem to know much about the station at all, he lives in another state and had it run by someone else. We also would like to sell beer and tobacco products as well as lottery. Where do I get the proper permits?
118. vyash on 5/14/2010 4:45:35 AM
hi, I'm interesting to setup a fuel station in Mauritius.
119. elias molemane on 5/15/2010 2:27:11 PM
please tell me how much i will need to start a petrol station and which companies can help me with funding in johannesburg and Rustenburg. i want a Engen garage with a woolworths food store franchise.
120. chigo thomas on 5/17/2010 9:49:35 AM
i am looking to open up a small petrol station of about 3 pumps in ikorodu lagos state please can you tell me how much it will cost and what other information do i need to know, thanks
121. Penny on 5/18/2010 12:30:22 PM
Cleveland, TN 37312. I am interested in starting a gas station. I don't want to be a franchise owner but independent. Can you please send me information to start this business.
122. Surya on 5/20/2010 3:07:36 AM
Thank you for the above information, no doubt that it has helped several hundreds and thousands of people to establish their own business. If you could kindly provide me more details and steps I need to approach to establish a Gas Station. Assuming that person asking for your help is completely clueless regarding the business. Thank you Surya Singh
123. Tema T.M on 5/20/2010 4:14:05 AM
I am interested in putting up a business in gasoline station (Sasol) in Polokwane/Mokopane/Lephalale. Please give me more information on how to get a franchise and the costs thereof. Thanks
124. Owusu on 5/20/2010 7:03:05 AM
I will like to set up LPG station in Ghana. Please help me write LPG station business plan and company to franchise with. Thanks
125. Eric Larbi on 5/20/2010 4:24:59 PM
i would like to set up a gas filling station in Ghana. Could you please help me with a step by step approach on how to set up the filling station and also a lay out plan on how the plant should look like. Thank you.
126. layton on 5/20/2010 9:50:19 PM
i'm looking to start a small gas station/convenient store in the eastern long island new york area and would like to know how much the start up cost would be and where to go for all license and permits, and how to make it work
127. Samuel Sanchez on 5/21/2010 12:26:43 PM
I already have a 4 pumps gas station, but I would like to expand it. I want to know how can I get help to redesign what I already have in order to increase the utility of the space I have. Any help?
128. Tapan Kumar Das on 5/23/2010 1:09:31 AM
I would like to start Gas station business in Canada, (Toronto), would you please let me know how much capital i Should have.
129. suprobhat gain on 5/23/2010 10:09:48 PM
i want a project report including financial detail for set up LPG distributorship in INDIA .
130. debbie on 5/24/2010 10:02:37 PM
I would like to open a gas station in NY I would like to know the process, and everything it includes. What is the price of the project and how do I obtain a loan. Thank you
131. andrew on 5/25/2010 8:21:46 AM
i would like to start a gas station in Soweto, in a busy area next to a tar road. buses and Taxis pass there. would you kindly provide me with step by step basic information regarding setting up my gas station.
132. Eliot Kudzanayi on 5/25/2010 10:09:26 AM
I am working on reopening a once deserted family gas station in our rural home in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The tanks are still there on the sight, no papers, no pumps and no capital as well, could I get a big company to fund my project at all levels on terms.
133. Sam Mohammed Kromah on 5/25/2010 8:07:43 PM
I have two acres of land, a prime property on the Robert International Highway in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. It is an ideal location for a full service gas station. It is about 15 miles away from the international air port. A great location for travelers to stop for gas, food and special entertainment. I have no money but I do have the land and great ideas.
134. Sam Mohammed Kromah on 5/25/2010 8:18:32 PM
I also have another two acres of land, a lagoon property. Ideal for a FIVE-STAR hotel. It is strategically located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Farmington River, 20 miles from the Roberts International Air Port. Limitless possibilities. Again, I have the land great ideas!!!!
135. jeff madison on 5/26/2010 3:09:25 PM
i am thinking of opening a gas station in my area but am wondering if there is franchise financing to help with the opening of the station. where do i start in that area.
136. umesh on 5/28/2010 1:57:39 AM
i want to set up cng station in gujarat, so i need full information how to start and grow up business. if any body know about these then please mail me and i am very thankful to them. thanks.
137. essam on 5/30/2010 1:38:13 PM
chino vally. i have land there was a gas station on it the previous com well remove the tanks and the pumps. i need to make a other contract with any company. please give me company names
138. essam on 5/30/2010 1:56:59 PM
my land is in chino vally. the last com is moving the gas tanks and the pumps i need to start with any com available to repair the tanks and the pumps as a partner with me
139. digjay barot on 5/31/2010 1:42:28 AM
how to get cng adani pump and how many rupees to create pump and which requirement in pump to place in mehsana i have good location in highway.
140. Agile on 5/31/2010 4:04:21 AM
Lehae next to Zak Park, JHB, Gauteng, South Africa. I would like to know every detail regarding starting a petrol station, including safety, security and the capital required to start it
141. mohammedirfan i patel on 6/2/2010 1:37:14 AM
i m looking to open my own cng gas station at bharuch rural area so, what to do to get license and where to go whom to to do....please reply me fast and advice perfect....mohammedirfan i patel
142. Nicholas Pham on 6/3/2010 3:01:38 PM
McLean, VA 22101. I am interested in buying a gas station with convenient store. Can you please send me information about how to operate this business? Thanks.
143. Vani on 6/4/2010 3:03:43 AM
I am looking forward to take over any gas station in Tamil Nadu, India. Can anyone help me on this? Or how to start a new gas station. what is the expense for the same. Please mail me at
144. thapelo on 6/4/2010 3:42:57 AM
i want to start a gas station in Botswana. i want to know how much it will cost to start that business and ask for the business plan. can you please give me the information on how to start?
145. Darin Osterman on 6/5/2010 11:34:20 PM
Looking to open up a gas station and convenience store. Looking for any advise and start up tips. Belt, Mt 59412 USA
146. awe on 6/7/2010 9:36:05 AM
i have worked in a petrol station for over 17 years, as petrol station attendant, supervisor and a manager with national oil and chemical plc now Con oil nigeria plc, But the problems i am now having is to start my own service station in Nigeria, but i am seriously looking for loan to assist in setting up one. please kindly assist me or looking for a business partner
147. sunita kantam on 6/7/2010 4:07:06 PM
I have located a place to start my own gas station in ROUND ROCK Gattis school road, Texas 78665
148. ambrose mercy on 6/8/2010 9:17:26 AM
i want to start a petrol gas station at abuja, fct, nigeria. please i need assistance on how to draw my business plan
149. EntrepenuerLife on 6/13/2010 2:02:47 AM
Modesto California. Want idea to start gas station and store. currently have 25k in cash, plus the possibilities of more from stocks. How would this fair in getting an SBA type loan, and/or,
150. Daniel West on 6/13/2010 3:25:43 AM
Hello. I intend to start an LPG Refilling plant in Port Harcourt, Rivers state of Nigeria and I need assistance with respect to the following:
1. Required equipment for a modern plant
2. Sources and possible cost of these equipment
3. Guide to drawing up a good business plan for LPG business.
I need these details to discuss with my partner. Thanks for your anticipated response. Daniel
151. hari krishna on 6/13/2010 4:02:44 AM
Dear sir, my name is hari krishna LL.B. So i am very eager to start gas business in Markapur, prakasam Dt, Andhra pradesh. So please give me the direction for further proceeding. The gas which is used for oxygen, iron welding, drinking soda is very useful in this town.
152. Iipinge Hilma M on 6/13/2010 10:28:33 AM
I am a 20 year old Namibian citizen and eager to receive info regarding Gas Station entrepreneurship. it will be an advantage if there are attachments on the cost involved. thank you.
153. nellie rose d. celestial on 6/14/2010 12:01:49 AM
i want to open a gasoline station in mindanao part of bukidnon the area and is already ready but i want to know how much is the capital per tank of diesel, gas, special gas or rather estimated capital of four tank of oil and how and where to apply thank you.
154. neeraj on 6/15/2010 5:32:46 AM
i am a native of bareilly(up)...i am looking forward to setup a LPG PUMP IN MY CITY.... i am having a suitable location in posh area of the city...i want to get license/permit from oil company... please help me to know its procedure. I can make a handsome investment in the process
155. ib on 6/15/2010 8:53:26 PM
i found a place where i can start a gas station in houston, texas, usa.
156. GBEZE GODSWAY BELIEVER on 6/16/2010 11:25:54 AM
pls, I'm a young graduate chemists with a little knowledge about petroleum chemistry. I'm very crazy about setting an LPG filling station in various parts of Ghana and TOGO where i carried research and l saw LPG IS in very high demands in these areas, pls kindly help me with a plan, partnership, and general ideas about how to start an LPG FILLING STATION. pls very very urgent pls contact me on +233243116435
157. joy on 6/16/2010 9:25:24 PM
fuel station on five acres commercially zoned for sale on hwy 24 6 miles east of manhattan, kansas
158. USMAN TNVEER on 6/18/2010 7:31:49 AM
159. Talwinder Mand on 6/18/2010 3:02:33 PM
I want to be a Gas Station Dealer. what i have to do to start it and how much money is required to spend in this business Thanks
160. nayak on 6/20/2010 1:42:30 PM
Hi i m Nayak i m Indian and live in Canada, i want to open a gas station in Toronto Canada for that what i have to need & how i can make a business plan for bank loan? WHAT thing i have to take care about it? pls give me a information about it ( now i'm totally new in Canada)
161. Anthony on 6/21/2010 10:12:43 PM
Hi, my name is Anthony and I live in New York. I would like to know more about the start up capital needed to install a new gas station, I know this is a big project. 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.
162. SALOME on 6/23/2010 6:47:39 AM
i would like to reopen an old abandoned petrol station which is in a farm/rural area but next to a very busy road used by lots of cars, taxis, buses and trucks I know it will work but how do I go about getting funds to buy it and start it up
163. Raff on 6/24/2010 4:40:24 AM
Hi.. i am currently working on my thesis entitled "management of gasoline station in our place" as a final requirement for my master's degree. If possible, will you please send me some articles related to my topic and any reference that i could make use of. Thank you.
164. Ayush Sharma on 6/24/2010 6:10:01 AM
i wont to open a CNG station in agra, india. so how much cost, land scape and other facility we needed. thank you
165. wanje m. on 6/25/2010 8:03:19 AM
Hi, this is Wanje from Mombasa Kenya. I would like to open a filling/gas station immediately i clear campus. I'm very crazy about setting filling stations in various parts of kenya because of the ever rising demand for fuels. As i work on the A-B-Cs, Plz kindly help me with a plan, and pertinent information/ideas about how to start a FILLING STATION. Thank You
166. Robert Asiedu on 6/28/2010 2:49:51 PM
Hi, this is Robert Asiedu from Ghana. I am a graduate with fresh vigor to establish my family first gas and petrol filling station in Ghana. I am in Tarkoradi - Ghana to be precise. I am the only graduate with a lot of expectation in my family. please i want to know the amount of cost, equipments and necessary skills needed to fill the family dream. please I have done my feasibility studies about the viability of the projects. please I need your technical ideas.
167. Deandre on 6/29/2010 6:49:43 AM
Hi, I need information on starting a trucking business within the KZN province. I need some assistance with the ground work, securing a contract? I would like to start off with a small venture, 8ton truck or even courier services. Please could someone assist. Thanx
168. Klaas Ramaboea on 6/29/2010 8:47:18 AM
Hi, My name is Tshepang, I want to open a filling station in the Fourways area. I need assistance as how to go about initiating this whole process. Please provide estimated required funds for this business. Thanks
169. Tsie Rapudumo on 7/2/2010 7:23:01 AM
Hi I would like to start a filling station franchise, please what are the starting costs and where to get all the help I need for starting: Area Kanana township near Orkney in the North West province, We have only one station in our growing township
170. Asif Iqbal on 7/2/2010 7:48:18 AM
Hi i am trying to open a gas station in Hounslow in London, i need some assistance as how to go about it. Please advise estimated required funds for this business.
171. Edward on 7/3/2010 2:59:10 AM
Well, thanks a lot for the insight. Could you please let me have more information on how to start a new gas station. I could be contacted through my e mail.
172. Jacob Gare on 7/3/2010 10:07:06 AM
Hi. I am Jacob. I want to start a gas station business in my home area in Botswana. I would like any information on what to do, a plan for the gas station, design and fuel pumps, underground storage tanks and a business plan I could submit for financing. Thank you.
173. Rafal on 7/6/2010 12:11:24 PM
Hi. I want to start a gas station in Hartford County area, Connecticut. I would like to get more information on how to start this business, and do better is buy existing gas station or build the new one. Please advise estimated required funds for this business. Thank you.
174. RAVINDRA KUMAR on 7/10/2010 2:40:24 AM
I want to start with a business of petrol pump at TATA - RANCHI HIGHWAY (NH-33) in JHARKHAND, INDIA. How do I start Please suggest...
175. Lily Lu on 7/13/2010 4:18:49 AM
I don't know much about your question. But we specialize in Compressor, including various gas compressor, Please send your requirements for gas compressors if any. We would like to make our best offer to you. Hope we will have opportunity to develop the business with you. my email:
176. Jerome on 7/13/2010 4:30:32 PM
I dont know much about this industry but i'm really keen on opening a filling station. Could you please furnish me with the numbers of the consultants of Engen, BP and Caltex garage. I would like to open the business in JHB, Gauteng.
177. Josias on 7/17/2010 4:21:29 PM
Hi, my name is josias and I live in East Moline. I would like to know more about the start up capital need to install a new Gas Station. I know this is a big project. I would also like to know about the project margons on gasoline alone with premium brands compared to other brands. If you can send me any of this information it would be great appreciate. God bless you.
178. vick on 7/18/2010 10:19:14 AM
i am living in perth, western australia, i am just thinking about open a gas station, but i have no knowledge about this work. how much its cost. i have no land for the gas station. but i want to open a gas station in perth. tell me the cost of this. IS bank will give me loan for this work.
179. Kelly on 7/18/2010 1:35:11 PM
I want to opened a gas filling station either in Ho or Hohoe in the Volta Region or Kasoa in the Central Region all in Ghana. Approximately how much of Canadian dollars do I need to start.
180. Amr Zeidan on 7/21/2010 3:34:34 PM
I want to open gas station in Calgary, and dont know how would it cost and how to stat. Thanks in advance.
181. moses tabo on 7/23/2010 11:45:08 AM
i am in whittlesea, near Queenstown. There was a gas service station that closed down and there is only one gas station in that town currently in use. This resulted in long cues waiting for fuel. So i would like to re-open the second gas service station in whittlesea. So would like to ask for information that will guide me towards the right direction, thank you.
182. Mihir on 7/28/2010 8:30:53 AM
I want to start New gas station in India, dont know the cost of Investment to start the Gas Station & also required help to how to apply for Loan. I am leaving In India, Gujarat, Surat.
183. Amara Turay on 7/30/2010 6:09:40 AM
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
184. Abhishek on 8/1/2010 7:50:11 AM
i want to start cng gas station in anand, gujarat...what will b the investment cost??
185. siphiwe the big k on 8/2/2010 4:35:44 AM
i would like to start my own filling station but i do not know how to go about starting one, i have many locations and i am sure they will do very good . PLEASE HELP ME my BROTHERS AND SISTERS
186. Esdras O. Vasquez on 8/4/2010 8:18:15 AM
Looking to buy a gas station in: Curitiba, Parana, Brasil or Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil
187. JACKI TORRES LOGSTON on 8/4/2010 12:43:53 PM
188. Paresh on 8/4/2010 6:40:34 PM
I am interested in starting new gas station or purchasing existing one in North Atlanta area. I need help in terms of project report/ Business plan, loan and what to look for when buying a gas station. Also any help with SBA loan processing might be of great help. Those who know can email me at
189. B. SHREE on 8/5/2010 6:43:07 PM
I am in Louisiana. I am looking into purchasing existing gas station with convenient store. Business looks fine as fast as their sales figures, expenses, and net profit. What factors do I need to consider besides sales/profit figure or expenses, location, condition of pumps, look of the store, neighborhood, traffic, look of the store before I make a decision to buy it?
1. Which is better - business with real estate or without it?
2. Seller says he has liquor license to sell liquor in the store. Will that be transferable to new buyer automatically?
3. How do I know seller is not cooking up the numbers to make it look good?
4. Employee theft is number 1 problem in this type of business. Any idea how to prevent it?
5. How do I chose a book keeper? How much to pay them? What do they do?
Thanks ...
190. Godwin Agbekey on 8/9/2010 4:26:04 PM
As the other enquirers have said, i have not yet selected the location but wants to know every thing about the location, the cost, strategy, legal issues and all that goes into the setting up of a filling station.
191. Aadip pandya on 8/10/2010 8:06:13 AM
how can i start new CNG station? for opening station what will be require detail to send my mail. i plan to start in vadodara in gujarat. tahnks.
192. Peggy on 8/11/2010 7:17:03 PM
How can I start an shell gas station, I already have an location, but i need more information for my business plan.
193. Jeanette on 8/12/2010 5:52:55 AM
Hi we are thinking of starting a gas station in Lephalale but we need to know where to start. where we can find the financing and the business plan please mail me the info if possible!
194. ramesh pasupuleti on 8/13/2010 5:58:34 AM
hi we are looking for new cng filling station we need more information and total project report. khammam, hyderabad andhra pradesh india.
195. Hassan on 8/13/2010 4:04:49 PM
Hi, I am planing to open my own business like a gas station business. I need some info so i can get started, i am planing to start in victorville, or hesperia, around here. Can you please send me some info. Thankyou Have a good day.
196. martin on 8/17/2010 6:55:30 AM
I will like to know, how to start up my own Gas station? and what requirements i need to follow and how much finance, i need and where should i locate the the gas station?
197. Binoy Barman-roy on 8/17/2010 7:34:22 PM
I will like to know, how to start up my own Gas station franchise? and what requirements i need to follow and how much finance, i need; Are there agents that will drive me through the steps in getting a franchise gas station. My location is Patchouge, Long Island New York 11772. Thanks for your help in advance
198. kingsley ogbonna n on 8/19/2010 6:11:14 AM
pls i need to know the type of environment suitable for siting a petrol filling station in nigeria. pls advice
199. Marius Liebenberg on 8/21/2010 6:15:44 AM
Hi i'm looking to buy or open a petrol garage in Bloemfontein, free state, the funds are available and just need the info for planning please. thank you.
200. shaz khan on 8/21/2010 2:40:09 PM
Looking to raise $130,000 to buy a gas station. Deal is $450,000, seller will carry balance
201. sahil verma on 8/22/2010 8:26:14 AM
i want to open a petrol pump or gas station how can i proceed and what are the requirements for this
202. Lattimore on 8/23/2010 9:12:08 AM
I want to venture into the fuel industry (engen filling station)in Botswana. How does one go about acquiring the franchise and how much is needed?
203. samuel danquah on 8/23/2010 11:48:13 AM
i will like to know the franchise and what requirement i need and also need to know how much money need to set up the gas station. My location is Ghana ,Accra and one last thing the city is too much crowded so pls tell were can i set the business up in the kind of situation.
204. LATOYA RANDLE on 8/24/2010 4:09:18 PM
Hi I'm looking to find out how to open and run a gas station in Dallas, TX, USA.
205. balvinder singh on 8/27/2010 4:06:13 AM
I want to open a gas station in ontario preferably toronto region. kindly guide regarding overall cost scenario and d likely profits. thanx
206. philip on 8/27/2010 11:40:24 AM
I already own a repair shop and would like to branch out to a gas station as well it will be located in morgan county wv any info you can provide will be appreciated
207. rajat agrawal on 8/28/2010 8:03:50 AM
I want to open a gas station in India, if you can guide me on the procedure that i have to follow and approximate cost of the pump Exp: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
208. RAJ GOHIL on 8/28/2010 3:26:50 PM
i want dealership for cng station in bhavnagar in gujarat........
209. jagjit singh on 8/29/2010 2:51:56 AM
i am planning to set up a CNG gas station in mumbai(Dist-Thane), i would appreciate if you can give me details of my total investment in the project and procedure to come up with, for the installation of whole project.
210. sharles borrmeo on 8/29/2010 1:00:58 PM
i'm from kulim, kedah. malaysia. i'm planing to open my own business like a petrol station business. I am looking to start a petrol station and need some information on getting started with prices for the project and need some information about the petrol commission.thank you.
211. Jog Singh on 8/30/2010 2:57:27 AM
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
212. Hash on 8/30/2010 7:07:31 AM
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.
213. Thomas on 8/30/2010 3:26:35 PM
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.
214. Jan Kgokolo on 8/31/2010 7:39:01 PM
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.
215. Ante Krsnik on 9/1/2010 9:22:41 AM
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
216. Jason Cyril Ashley III on 9/2/2010 6:03:14 AM
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
217. mojisola okeowo on 9/2/2010 4:59:00 PM
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
218. ash on 9/3/2010 12:33:12 PM
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
219. ankush on 9/3/2010 1:22:48 PM
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
220. Saidee Afkar on 9/5/2010 2:48:23 AM
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 or contact me at +6012 3750822 for more information.
221. Shyreen Dahoe on 9/7/2010 5:26:14 AM
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
222. Dominique Brigham on 9/7/2010 2:41:00 PM
Savannah Ga, i'm looking into opening up a gas station and i would like information on how i can get started
223. Levy on 9/8/2010 10:55:49 PM
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
224. Tanishia Dixon on 9/9/2010 1:37:08 PM
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
225. Sibusiso Nqonqoza on 9/10/2010 1:36:21 PM
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.
226. jason martins on 9/12/2010 1:21:31 PM
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
227. nicolas melendez on 9/14/2010 11:21:30 AM
I am looking to lease a gas station in the houston texas area that it does not go over the $100,000 dollars lease
228. Thando Munisse on 9/15/2010 6:19:48 AM
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.
229. george.s.j on 9/18/2010 5:23:25 AM
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
230. James on 9/18/2010 9:14:24 AM
@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)

231. HARIKRISHNA on 9/19/2010 1:24:59 AM
hi sir, my location is Dist-RAYAGADA, State-ORISSA kindly guide me how to start a filling station and its requirement. thanking you
232. Thabang Monama on 9/20/2010 2:46:51 AM
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.
233. Jennifer Mai on 9/20/2010 1:42:39 PM
234. kasile josephat on 9/27/2010 10:29:25 AM
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!
235. steve copani on 9/27/2010 12:37:02 PM
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
236. Sanyo on 9/29/2010 10:19:09 AM
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.
237. Dakingari Mohdd on 9/29/2010 8:50:12 PM
I want to have an idea of the equipments needed to start a cooking gas plant, i reside in Abuja/Minna nigeria
238. Grant on 9/30/2010 12:37:15 PM
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.
239. Rakesh on 10/2/2010 1:20:47 PM
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.
240. Adolph on 10/3/2010 6:55:41 AM
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.
241. Alice on 10/5/2010 6:28:06 AM
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?
242. Malcolm Bhengu on 10/5/2010 11:36:02 AM
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.
243. Joseph on 10/6/2010 10:35:26 AM
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.
244. uche on 10/7/2010 4:41:35 PM
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
245. amit goyal on 10/10/2010 2:12:00 AM
i want to start a CNG cas station at jaipur, rajasthan, india. please tell me which company can supply CNG for this purpose.
246. Scelo on 10/20/2010 5:51:59 PM
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!
247. steve kerzner on 10/25/2010 10:26:38 PM
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
248. Kennedy Shamakamba on 10/27/2010 10:16:23 AM
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
249. paul gatimu on 10/29/2010 3:26:07 AM
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.
250. Nikhil on 10/31/2010 11:07:17 PM
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
251. asher chikomo on 11/3/2010 8:02:46 AM
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.
252. Vishnu on 11/6/2010 8:53:44 AM
Hi, I am looking to start a gas station in Boston, MA area. please forward me start up cost and other details. Thank you
253. Betty on 11/19/2010 8:55:15 AM
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
254. Dr Gail Omini on 12/3/2010 4:47:04 AM
am Dr Gail Omini i have a gas station which i want to buy, am in UK station to any buyer in this world.
255. Andile Mboniswa on 12/6/2010 11:19:22 AM
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.
256. Terrance Key Sr on 12/6/2010 2:03:06 PM
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?
257. Anna Swaka on 12/9/2010 4:58:46 PM
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.
258. Vipul g patel on 12/15/2010 2:42:18 AM
Sir i wish to start cng filling station in my city vijapur mehsana district gujarat &how much cost require and get me guide line
259. rakesh kumar on 12/19/2010 5:51:38 AM
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.
260. usman on 12/24/2010 1:04:23 AM
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
261. Shriyankar Mishra on 12/28/2010 9:08:28 AM
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.
262. M. R on 1/2/2011 2:01:00 PM
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
263. john on 1/3/2011 3:41:37 AM
@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,
264. zamo on 1/3/2011 4:36:21 PM
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
265. john on 1/3/2011 9:02:31 PM
@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.
266. solaman on 1/4/2011 1:28:48 PM
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
267. john on 1/6/2011 10:46:50 PM
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.
268. john on 1/6/2011 10:50:37 PM
ZAMO ( 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
269. pierre constantine on 1/7/2011 2:54:09 AM
i am starting a gasoline station and i am looking for help to have all the good equipment i need to run this business.
270. mehernosh kapadia on 1/9/2011 6:35:22 AM
What would be the cost of starting a petrol pump/gas station in australia. just a rough idea someone can give please ?
271. altaf patel on 1/13/2011 9:28:25 AM
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
272. Grant on 1/15/2011 9:57:52 AM
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
273. alifia on 1/17/2011 12:54:21 AM
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????
274. stacy on 1/17/2011 10:34:23 AM
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
275. Elly Towo on 1/18/2011 7:23:08 AM
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
276. john on 1/19/2011 2:09:46 AM
@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:, i will help you draft the business plan for the bank loan process. John
277. Jaco Barnard on 1/19/2011 12:13:28 PM
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
278. Jabulani on 1/20/2011 5:06:40 AM
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
279. lee on 1/21/2011 2:38:13 AM
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
280. noor on 1/23/2011 8:27:45 PM
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 thank u
281. Derrick Hodges on 1/24/2011 3:29:17 PM
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.
282. Muhammad iqbal warraich on 1/27/2011 7:12:52 PM
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
283. john on 1/27/2011 9:43:45 PM
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.
284. Nadeem Haidery on 1/28/2011 10:48:24 PM
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 :
285. luckymore masanzu on 1/30/2011 4:13:23 AM
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.
286. Sarah on 2/3/2011 12:32:31 AM
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!
287. Agisanyang Gomolemo on 2/4/2011 2:09:26 AM
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?
288. Rohan on 2/15/2011 2:57:20 AM
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;
289. Belo on 2/19/2011 11:19:15 AM
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
290. Sangram k Mohapatra on 2/19/2011 5:55:17 PM
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.
291. Marlon Kennedy on 2/23/2011 1:24:57 AM
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
292. naim bhollah on 2/24/2011 8:23:03 AM
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
293. Lulama on 2/24/2011 9:20:23 AM
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
294. Tricia Anderson on 2/24/2011 8:02:50 PM
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?
295. Linda Chanclor on 2/24/2011 8:04:02 PM
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!
296. James on 2/24/2011 11:33:07 PM
@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)

297. James on 2/24/2011 11:49:36 PM
@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)

298. Hira on 2/27/2011 11:51:24 AM
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.
299. Rohan Kidson on 2/27/2011 12:18:28 PM
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 "".
300. val on 2/27/2011 9:05:44 PM
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
301. john on 2/27/2011 11:02:39 PM
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.
302. rishabh on 2/28/2011 4:55:11 AM
@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 .
303. Priscilla on 2/28/2011 5:42:19 AM
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.
304. Docter on 3/1/2011 7:11:28 AM
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.
305. WILLIAM OFENTSE on 3/2/2011 2:03:00 AM
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.
306. Peter on 3/3/2011 1:28:52 PM
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.
307. Khomotso on 3/3/2011 2:37:48 PM
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
308. Timar on 3/3/2011 4:40:20 PM
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.
309. john on 3/4/2011 6:47:45 AM
@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
310. john on 3/4/2011 6:53:27 AM
@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.
311. john on 3/4/2011 6:58:11 AM
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...
312. john on 3/4/2011 7:03:42 AM
@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
313. john on 3/4/2011 7:06:52 AM
@WILLIAM OFENTSE. Pls contact Mr. Rohan Kidson at Progresus Project & Safety Management. He can provide you with assistance that you'd be needing.
314. yalda on 3/4/2011 9:50:05 PM
hi i want to start gas station business i live in vaughan ontario canada please help me
315. Johan de Waal on 3/6/2011 3:42:42 PM
How do you open a new Petrol station in South-Africa?
316. Gerhard on 3/7/2011 8:51:19 AM
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
317. naim bhollah on 3/8/2011 7:42:08 AM
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
318. kumud on 3/8/2011 10:38:07 AM
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:-
319. Varun Pandya on 3/9/2011 5:56:36 AM
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
320. Chumani Spelimandla on 3/10/2011 5:49:27 AM
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
321. Thomas on 3/11/2011 11:07:20 AM
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.
322. john on 3/12/2011 1:13:09 AM
@Chumani,i suggest that you contact Mr. Rohan Kidson of Progresus Project & Safety Management at "".
323. ravi on 3/14/2011 2:48:03 AM
I wan a make cng pump in amreli in gujrat . .do u know what is the process of it ?
324. Kumar on 3/15/2011 1:54:50 AM
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.
325. Bhaskar on 3/15/2011 2:04:50 PM
@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.
326. Surinder pal Singh on 3/17/2011 6:11:20 PM
Tarn taran dist / tes tarn taran Punjab could u give me same information about new gas satiation how can open gas satiation thanks
327. Bhaskar on 3/19/2011 4:29:22 AM
@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.
328. manav on 3/21/2011 8:03:06 AM
dear sir, i want to establish a CNG station ,please provide the process and basic needs???
329. Moses Harry on 3/21/2011 8:46:23 AM
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


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