Petrol Station - Updated Figures

This 47-page guide is for you who would like to start an independent petrol station. Its one of our best-selling guides. And has been used to start successful petrol stations.

The guide is in two parts:

Part One - In excel. Updated in 2021. 

It helps you get answers to:

  • How much it will cost to start ?
  • How much it will cost to operate?
  • How much you are likely to make ?

In addition gives a breakdown of :

  • Storage & dispensing equipment - type, quantity& cost
  • Operational equipment - type, quantity & cost
  • Service bay equipment - type, quantity & cost
  • Operational accessories - type & cost
  • Canopy - cost
  • other civil works - type & cost
  • Licenses - type & cost
  • Manpower - type & cost
  • fuel - possible cost &margins
  • Monthly operational expenses
  • monthly revenue scenarios
  • annual revenue scenario
  • many more figures to help you plan and start. 

You can change figures to automatically view different scenarios. 

Part Two - The classical guide.

It contains:
  • Overview
  • A Brief on Franchises
  • Licensing
  • National Environmental Management Authority License (NEMA)
  • Energy Regulatory Commission Licenses
  • Construction Permits and Related Licenses
  • Fire Inspectorate License
  • Outdoor Advertising License
  • Company Registration
  • Weights and Measures Permit
  • County Business Permit
  • Public Health License
  • Professional Fees
  • Set Up
  • Process and Civil Works
  • Layout
  • Canopy
  • Equipment
  • Fuel Dispensers
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Other Equipment
  • Fuel Suppliers
  • Operations
  • Selling
  • Cash Management
  • Location and Premises
  • Revenue
  • Margins
  • Prices
  • Operational Expenses
  • Electricity
  • Labour
  • Security
  • Rent
  • Sales / What Influences Revenue
  • Non Fuel Products
  • Lubricants
  • Service Bay
  • Car Wash
  • Capital Breakdown
  • Notes on Capital
  • Suppliers
  • A Brief on Competition
  • Critical Success Factors
  • More

Part Three: Bonus - Updated Car wash guide:

  • Overview
  • Number of Vehicles in Kenya
  • Vehicle Numbers: Triggers
  • Vehicles: No on The Roads
  • Frequency of Washing
  • Barriers To Entry & Competition
  • Car Wash: Common Purchase Process
  • Trends in The Car Wash Business
  • Automatic Car Wash
  • Branded Car Wash Chains
  • Car Wash As A Social Event
  • Car Salons
  • Mobile Car Washing
  • Boda Boda Car washes
  • Talked About but not Fully Implemented
  • The Setups
  • Basic Setting
  • Slightly Advanced Setting
  • Advanced Setting
  • What Set Up
  • Key Steps To Starting
  • Licenses
  • Locations of Car Washes
  • Premises
  • Main Services
  • Equipment
  • The Car Wash Machine
  • Car Wash Machine: Factors to Consider
  • Brand & Price Example
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Tanks
  • Washing Accessories
  • Ramp
  • Shade
  • Detergents& Soaps
  • Overalls and Gumboots
  • Other Cleaning Equipment
  • Possible Setup
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Operations
  • Main Activities
  • Operational Equipment
  • Manpower
  • Reward Methods
  • Staff Operations
  • Recruitment
  • Supervision
  • Revenue
  • Pricing
  • Operational Costs
  • Capital Breakdown
  • Monthly Profit & Loss Scenarios
  • No of vehicles versus Revenue
  • Annual Revenue Scenarios
  • Return on Investment
  • Payback period
  • Management
  • Preferred Management Method
  • Management Alternatives
  • Critical Success Factors

Total : 60 plus pages and an easy to use Excel workbook.

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".....Because of all these challenges petroleum brokers have come in between the OMC and beginner independent retail dealers. Brokers are essentially licensed wholesalers. They are well-capitalized and able to meet the set conditions...

.... The exact methods of operations among dealers and wholesalers could vary... Now say you agree with the dealer that he is going to deliver to your petrol station 5000 liters of diesel at Kshs.70 per liter next Wednesday. On the agreed day you will need to be physically present at the depot or send a trustee to meet with the supplier. A trustee is basically a trusted member of your team. The aim of you or your trustee being there is to track the diesel from the point of purchase to delivery at your petrol station. This ensures that the diesel is not skimmed or adulterated. Adulteration and skimming happens after the fuel leaves the depot and not before. Your role or that of your trustee is to make sure that nothing of the sort happens between the depot and your petrol station.....

.... The invoice will indicate the quantity of fuel, the density and temperature at the point of purchase; it will also show what these attributes should possibly be by the time the diesel gets to your petrol station. The estimates are based on distance and the day’s weather conditions. So once the diesel gets to your station you take a sample and analyze it using the testing kit.  If the values differ significantly then there is possibility that the oil has been tampered with, and you can decline the consignment......"

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  1. Great stuff. I have a petrol station.

    1. Hi give me some leads, have land in the upcountry thats on the road and would like to put up simple filling station for a start??

  2. Hi Do you have for bakery or Animal feed production?

  3. great stuff interested in petrol station



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