Thinking About Starting Your Own Petrol Station in Tanzania? Here Are 4 Surefire Ways to Make It Happen

Tanzania is booming with growth, and so is the demand for petrol stations! With vehicle ownership on the rise and more Tanzanians hitting the road, now’s the perfect time to jump into the petrol station business. But where do you start? Here are four proven paths to fuel your success:

1. Buy an Existing Petrol Station: Why start from scratch when you can take over an existing station? It’s like buying a ready-made business that’s already pumping profits. Just snag the right location and get ready to fill up your pockets!

2. Lease Your Way In: Don’t have a ton of cash to splash? No problem! Leasing a petrol station lets you dip your toes into the business without diving headfirst into expenses. Test the waters, see if it’s your thing, and if not, you can bow out gracefully.

3. Partner Up with Oil Giants: Ever dreamed of running a station branded by the big names like Total or Puma Energy? Becoming a dealer for an oil marketing company not only gives you instant street cred but also comes with built-in support and a loyal customer base. Less hassle, more hustle!

4. Build Your Own Empire: Feeling ambitious? Go big or go home by constructing your own petrol station from scratch. Sure, it’s the toughest route, but the rewards can be sky-high. Pick a prime spot, secure the necessary permits, and watch your brand grow alongside Tanzania’s booming economy.

P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you achieve your goals of starting, running, and growing your petrol station business:

1.Grab our copy of the pre-feasibility report for petrol stations in Tanzania.

It’s packed with detailed information on regulatory requirements, initial investment costs, profitability analysis, project expenses, estimated revenue, equipment requirements, and much more. Don’t miss out – [click here to get your copy].

2.Download a sample petrol station business plan.

Get our sample business plan to answer all your questions on writing and structuring your petrol station business plan. It includes editable and modified financial projections. [Click here to download].

3.Petrol station feasibility study.

If you have a land in mind where you want to build a petrol station, we can visit your location and conduct a feasibility study. We’ll help you select the right spot that ensures high visibility, customer traffic, and profitability, while meeting all safety and regulatory standards.

4.Customized business plan.

We write professional, tailored business plans unique to your vision. Our plans not only have a 90% success rate for raising capital and funds but also serve as strategic roadmaps to achieve your business goals.


Hussein Boffu runs a consultancy helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals through business planning and consultancy support. Would you like to reach out to him? Contact him via email at or by calling, texting, or WhatsApp at +255(0)655376543.