Ever heard the saying “Everything about oil and gas is money” The statement hold true. From searching for, extraction, processing and marketing oil and gas products.
Lubricant represents an important petroleum product in Tanzania, Everyone is in contact with them, Either direct or indirect.
The lubricating oil business is booming in the present day.Why? Tanzania is among of best lubricants’ consumers.Don’t agree with me?
Well, Prepare yourself for a shock
According to official data, the country has imported 1,190,440 metric tonnes of petroleum products (Including Lubricant oil) in the first quarter of 2015.This indication that Tanzanians are biggest consumer of the products
Business has been attracting lots of entrepreneurs, because of solid profit it generates. However, you can come in and still and reap abundant profit.
Individuals, Factories Firms. vehicles and all means of transport are the victims of lubricants.
As they introduce introduce lubricants oil between two surfaces in relative motion to reduce heat and friction to make equipment and vehicles run properly.
People make the living doing such business plus better return. Right? And here are all about this business
Why lubricants oil is profitable business
Let’s take that you buy 4 pieces of break fluid @ 35000Tsh as a case study the average profit you can get is 10,000Tsh.you sell each piece by 6000Tsh.
If you sell 4 pieces of brake fluid a day you earn profit 10,000. In a month 10,000* 30=300,000 Tsh.
Imagine for a moment. You make profit of 300,00 Tsh a month by just selling only one type of lubricants
The best part
Most people are unaware of real prices of Lubricants but sellers know exactly. And taking advantages of people’s ignorance to make windfall profit if it is unjustified
Unlike other oil and gas investment, lubricant oil first is the durable product, you can keep staying with grease in the stock upward 2 years without spoil. Still doubt? the lubricant is non-flammable products like diesel oil or cooking gas
Why is there immense demand of lubricant oil in Tanzania? It’s really simple.Tanzania’s the economy is growing
Despite the decline of the global economy because of world’s market price fluctuation.But Tanzania economy has grown by 6.5 percent in the first quarter 2015.
So, what does that mean?
That means, people’s life will improve. As the economy growth goes hand in hand with uplifting citizens’ lives
More citizens will move from the rural to urban area. Many will own their own cars. And all cars depend on lubricants like grease, engine oil motor oil to run.,
And the good news is that Tanzania government stand to be industrialized .And guess what?Lubricants oil will be in high demand for car owners and factories so as to operate their machines smoothly
Top selling lubricants products in Tanzania
Automatic Transmission Fluid(ATF) this lubricant mainly use in vehicle with automatic transmission Because it’s easy to use, Automatic vehicles are highly valued as a result demand of ATF is relatively high
Brake and Clutch fluid. Ever heard car crash because of brake failure? Right, this fluid play important roles in motor vehicles bicycles, every motor vehicle owners must often buy to increase brake force of the motor vehicles.
And It’s classification is rated as “DOT 3” and “DOT 4”
DOT 3 mainly used for heavy truck and Dot 4 for light vehicles
Grease: It’s either for industrial purpose or domestic, lots people use greases to reduce heat and frictions in machines, And the best classification of grease is mp 3
Diesel engine oil. Is highly consumed products as used in multiple ways. It uses in the engine to power heavy truck, tanker, to power bigger generators used in factories and individual
Market for Lubricants
The large market of lubricant oil is automotive industry which take approximately 60-70 percent and the 30 percent is occupied by construction industries (mainly road) and cement industry
Where to get lubricants in Tanzania
The largest distributors of lubricant oil in Tanzania are Total, Puma energy and Oryx
Tips to succeed in this lubricating oil business
Get licences and business
Interested Tanzanian should get a permit from relevant authority before they start doing, why? We all aware oil and gas is regulated business, permit and licence are essential to avoid unnecessary annoying.
It depend on amount of products you want to buy but having warehouse to safely protects products from damage and thieves
Who tells you it’s hard to do business in Tanzanian oil and gas industry?
Everyone can invest in Tanzanian oil and gas sector because you can approach the sector in multiple ways .