LP Gas (cooking) gas is lucrative and competitive business in Tanzania. The good news is that entrepreneur with quality products, a good marketing plan and sufficient start-up capital can win competition in this business.

This already-written  LP Gas business plan in Tanzania help not only  translate your ideas into business and your dream into reality. It may also used for bank loans, to write business concept note and as a road map for running your business and should also be used as ongoing tools to manage your business and win competition in this  business.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Overview

There has been a substantial raise in the consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the last ten years. The annual LPG consumption in Tanzania has grown from 5,500 metric tonnes in 2005 to 145,800 metric tonnes in 2019. Furthermore, with continued economic development in Tanzania as well as increasing awareness in the use of LPG as the best alternative to firewood and charcoal, the consumption of LPG will grow to a significantly high level in both urban and rural areas. And with the Tanzanian government’s ambition to scale up the use of LPG across the nation, it will lead to increase in LP Gas demand and supply to hotels, homes, factories, boarding schools, army camps, mines as well as petrol stations.

Although competition in the LP Cooking gas business has increased over the past few years in Tanzania, with our effective marketing and supply strategies, building close client relationship as well as providing complementary services, the newly-established LP Gas retailer like Quick Gas can still be profitable and assured of recovering its entire investment.

The Company

Quick Gas Limited will be a newly-established LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) distributer/retailer in the Kasulu District of the Kigoma Region in Tanzania to cater to the booming LP Gas (cooking gas) demand.

Quick Gas Limited will be duly registered and will obtain a trade license to operate as a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG; popularly known as cooking gas) distributor/retailer in Tanzania. Quick Gas Limited will be equipped with a strong team with both technical and business background in managing all aspects of an LP Gas business: organizing, financing, marketing, promoting products and services, and solving technical and organizational problems.

Products and Services:

Our products and services include:

  • LP Gas (cooking gas) in 6kg, 15kg, 30kg and many other volumes.
  • LPG cylinders of various sizes, colour and design.
  • Cookers and fittings such as pipes, gauges etc.
  • Site installation services.
  • Home delivery of products and services.

Customers/clients:

Quick Gas will deliver LP Gas to household, industrial and commercial customers in Kasulu District in the Kigoma Region and will expand to other location of the city after three years of services.

Competition

Quick Gas Limited will have both direct and indirect competitors but our competitive advantage is that majority of the population will opt for LP Gas rather than buy firewood or charcoal, and there are more customers to go round.

Financial Considerations

The financial projection of this business plan is attached as an spreadsheet file.

Objectives

The underlying objectives of QUICK GAS limited is stated as follows:

  • To be known as a top quality, safe and reliable LP Gas delivery service provider in Tanzania.
  • To achieve and preserve a high gross profit margin.
  • To expand to other location within the city after three years of service in the Kasulu district of Kigoma Region.
  • To achieve 25% of the market share within the first three years.
Form of Business: Limited Liability Company
State of Business: Start-up (new business)
Managing Director: Lawrence Mambo
Business Development Consultant: Hussein A. Boffu
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 7 AM – 7 PM.

Sundays: 12 PM – 6 PM

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In the full version, you will have access to the following table of contents:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Overview
  • The Company
  • Products and Services
  • Customers/clients

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Objectives
  • Our Values
  • Keys to Success

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

MANAGEMENT TEAM

MARKET ANALYSIS AND TRENDS

  • Market Research
  • LP Gas Import in Tanzania
  • LP Gas Industry Trends
  • LP Gas Industry Outlook
  • Our Target Market

COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

  • Direct Competition
  • Indirect Competition
  • Competitive Advantage

SALES AND MARKETING PLAN

OPERATIONAL PLAN

  • Opening Days/Hours
  • Location
  • Setup Cost
  • Machinery/Equipment Requirement

SWOT Analysis

PEST Analysis

FINANCIAL PLAN AND PROJECTION

 

For the complete business plan for starting and running a LP Cooking gas business  in Tanzania, make a payment of $150 (or its equivalent in Tanzanian Shillings TZS 300,000) through Tgo pesa, M-pesa to this number: +255655376543.

Once your payment is done, send an SMS to +255768183677 or +255655376543 with the following details:

  • Your full name.
  • Your email address.

Alternatively, send an email with the above details to info@tanzaniapetroleum.com. The moment we receive your email or SMS and we confirm your payment, the eBook will be delivered to your email address (in PDF) within fifteen minutes.

You can then download it and read it on your smartphone or computer.

If you’re not in Tanzania, send an email to info@tanzaniapetroleum.com and we will devise a payment option for you.

The current market of petroleum products in Tanzania is $1.77 billion, growing at the annual rate of 15 percent.

With continued economic activities in Tanzania, this growth rate is likely to accelerate in the near term.

Although there has been series of natural gas discoveries in the past 10 years and small gas production in Tanzania, the demand for energy is growing fast and this demand can’t be covered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), new natural gas field development or alternative energy initiatives.

The best way to meet Tanzania’s huge energy demand is the combination of these sources of energy, including petroleum products.

So, no matter how much is imported, more is needed to meet the ever-growing energy need in the country.

The wholesale petroleum products business is so lucrative that aspiring entrepreneurs who are passionate about benefiting from petroleum product wholesaling can jump in to sell to an already available market.

The best part of selling petroleum products in Tanzania is that you are not cajoling people to buy products they don’t intend to buy like multi-level marketers do.

You are serving people who can’t do without your products.

What is Petroleum Products Wholesaling and How does it Work?

Now that you know that there is a huge and profitable market for petroleum products in Tanzania with endless potential growth, let us have a look at what petroleum products wholesaling business is and how it works in Tanzania.

The wholesale petroleum business is nothing new in Tanzania.

Well-know oil brands like Total, Puma Energy (previously Oil BP) etc. are all petroleum wholesalers (popularly known as oil marketing companies). These companies are all foreign.

Over the last few years, several great brands that are owned by Tanzanians started to emerge in the market. You already know brand names like Lake Oil , Afro Oil, and many more.

These companies engage in importing, storing and trading petroleum products to commercial consumers as well as to end users through their retail petrol stations outlet. There is a large upfront investment needed to get tanks, trucks, training, certification and products if you pick to follow these route.

However, there is an exiting and profitable market for independent petroleum wholesalers who operate without their own specific retail brand name.

These wholesalers sell petroleum products to transport companies, mines, farmers, colleges and schools, factories and to some unbranded or privately-owned petrol stations. Some independent wholesalers trade petroleum products to land-locked countries such as Burundi, DRC Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

The best part of this is that Tanzanians can now actively participate and reap rewards from petroleum products wholesaling. As an independent petroleum wholesaler, your task is to go out and look for customers. Once you get an order, you will relay the order to suppliers and arrange delivery from the supplier’s depot to customers.

I would strongly recommend you target large customers who have the financial muscle to pay you in advance before the delivery.

Also, you have to negotiate with suppliers.

Profit Analysis (How much does independent petroleum wholesaler make in Tanzania?)

There is no limit to the amount of money that you can make in the wholesale petroleum business. It depends on your efforts, commitment and your marketing skills or creativity.

Since the wholesale petroleum products price is regulated and like any other commodity, petroleum products price tend to fluctuate regularly due to exchange rates, international benchmarking or fluctuating oil price in the global market.

Therefore, this tends to affect the profit margin in this business.

But a realistic profit margin that independent petroleum wholesalers make is TZS 60 to 67 per liter.

That means for only for only 100,000 liter per month, a petroleum wholesaler will be able to earn around TZS 60 x 100,000 liters = TZS 6, 000,0000.

Keep in mind that the transportation cost (distribution cost) are added in the price.

How to Become a Petroleum Products Wholesaler in Tanzania

Business Plan:

The wholesaler petroleum products business needs strategic planning to start.

To be completely transparent with you, most Tanzanians do not understand the value of a business plan. They only request for business plan when they want bank loan or they engage in business competition.

While it is vital to prepare a business plan before you start business in market, the emphasis of business plan is essentially as a plan to enter the oil and gas industry.

As an independent petroleum wholesaler, you will compete with wholesale petroleum companies that have huge financial capacity and highly specialized and technical staff.

Your wholesale petroleum business plan will act as a roadmap to reach your business objectives and give you a clear picture on how to compete well in the market.

Register your company:

Get your limited liability company registered with the Business Registration and Licensing Agency (BRELA).

Get EWURA Approval:

The Energy Water and Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is the government agency that regulates the downstream petroleum product sub-sector in Tanzania. You have to get a wholesale petroleum license that allows you to sell petroleum products to bulk customers.

Keys to Success

Merging:

To ensure a good profit margin, pick a supplier who will offer you high-quality products at competitive rates

Marketing Skills:

As I mentioned earlier, you compete with petroleum wholesalers who have huge financial muscles and talented technical team.

So, employing the best marketing strategies will help you to compete well in this industry.

Have you ever wanted to start your own business in the oil and gas sector in Tanzania?

If you answer yes, then it’s a wise decision to pursue.

Tanzania’s oil and gas sector is another name for wealth. To verify my words, plan a visit to the Oyster Plaza building in Masaki, Dar es Salaam, where there are a lot of oil and gas companies’ offices. You will be shocked once you see Mercedes Benzes, BMWs, and all kinds of expensive cars in the parking areas outside the buildings.

This is a living testimony that they make huge money from the oil and gas industry.

The simple truth is that oil and gas entrepreneurs are super busy. They have only two options: either to take a flight for a meeting abroad or to deal with clients. But if you are lucky to meeting them even for 10 minutes, you will be amazed at their lifestyle.

And the reasons they make that huge money is because oil and gas products are fast-moving commodities in the world. The demand for oil and gas end-product and by-products are huge in Tanzania and across the world.

Tanzania has discovered 57.25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. But according to the US Geological Survey, the country still has potential natural gas reserves up to 441 trillion cubic feet solely in the coastal region, so more gas discovery might be forthcoming.

My friend, oil and gas resources are wealth. The oil and gas sector has turned ordinary and poor people into extraordinary, wealthy people.

The best part of this industry is, the earlier you start, the better. Don’t wait until 2020 to enter the market, because a lot of international guys and only a few groups of Tanzanians are smiling to the bank with money coming from the industry.

I am not saying this to impress, but I want you to start benefiting from the huge gas discovery in our land.

Instead of being proud that you are in the country blessed with huge natural gas resources, now you should know how to monetize these resources and reach your mountaintop.

But don’t get me wrong, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. To make good money in this industry, it requires a long-term commitment and building a strong relationship with clients. And just like anything worth having, it takes effort.

Are you interested in starting business In Tanzania’s oil and gas? Here are the requirements:

1. Find A Niche

Tanzania oil and gas is huge, and there are multiple routes to break into this industry. So, the first things you should identify are business activities that you have proven capabilities and capacity to do well.

I meet a lot of entrepreneurs who want to do all trades in the industry. But that’s not for you. Because you won’t succeed if you want to engage in all the trades at once.

To succeed in this sector, you have to put 100% of your energy into one business activity. And once you are doing well in that business activity, that’s when you diversify.

Finding a niche starts by identifying products or services you want to render in the industry.

Here are some of the business activities you could decide to do in Tanzania’s oil and gas sector:

  1. Become an oil operator. You will set up a company that searches and extracts oil and gas resources out of the ground. You might hear it often called Exploration and Production Company. It is capital intensive because it requires advanced technology, equipment, machinery, and highly trained manpower with expertise and experience in extracting oil and gas resources. But it yields solid profit if you manage to go on it.
  2. Offering mechanical services (e.g. welding and fabrication services.)
  3. Catering services (e.g. feeding oil and gas workers or pipeline construction crew on the campsite.)
  4. Logistics and transportation services.
  5. Offering oil and gas tools and equipment (e.g. pipes, valves fittings, drilling bits, casing pipes, etc.)
  6. Selling drilling chemicals, corrosion inhibitors and oil and gas materials (e.g. barite, bentonite, sodium chloride, uniform, coveralls, safety boots, gloves, etc.)
  7. Finance and insurance services.
  8. Legal and IT services.
  9. Supply of office materials.
  10. Engineering procurement and construction management.
  11. Wireline services, direction drilling services, well drilling services, maintenance services, etc.

And the list goes on.

2. Register With The Business Registration And Licensing Agency (BRELA)

Once you have identified the services you want to render in the industry, the next step is register with BRELA.

This is imperative because no individual is allowed to bid in the oil and gas sector. It’s only for registered companies. So, do business in Tanzania without getting into a legal trouble. You should register a business name or limited liability company with BRELA.

Registering with BRELA is fast, easy, and cheap, if you meet their qualifications. Here are the requirements to get registered with BRELA:

  1. Memorandum and article of associations.
  2. List of shareholders and directors (their names, address, and date of birth.)
  3. Share distribution.
  4. Share capital.
  5. Name of the company secretary.

3: Get Necessary Licenses And Permits

Now that you have registered your company with BRELA, and BRELA has given you a certificate of incorporation, the next requirement is getting licenses and permits.

But permits and licenses vary depending on the kind of oil and gas activity you intend to do.

If you want to be an oil operator; that is, you buy a gas block for extracting oil and gas resources, the agency responsible for such permit is Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC).

If you want to be a contractor (those who want to provide engineering, construction, mechanical services, and other technical jobs), you shouldyou’re your permit from the Contractor Registration Board (CRB).

For suppliers and consultant, get a permit from the Regional Trade Office.

Bonus: For entrepreneurs who want to setup a lubricant (engine oil) or petrol station business, get a license from the Energy Water and Utility Authority (EWURA).

4. Register With Oil And Gas Companies You Want To Work With

Now that you have a license to operate in Tanzania oil and gas sector, the next step is to register your name with international oil and gas companies as a vendor (contractor or supplier.)

5. Win Your First Contract

The most challenging task in the Tanzanian oil and gas industry is getting your first contract. This is because nobody wants to be the first customer. But sometimes you need only one customer to grow fast in the industry.

To grow fast in the industry, alliance, partnership, and joint venture across the country with experienced international oil and gas contractors is necessary.

Attend conference trade shows and join Tanzania oil and gas associations.

This will enable you to learn how to do business with large oil and gas companies in Tanzania and increase your contacts.

What Are You Waiting For?

Now you know the requirement to  start  the oil and gas business in Tanzania. If this interests you then it is time take all necessary steps to make this reality.  You can do this if you commit yourself to your own success.

Think back for a moment.

What do you imagine when someone mentions the oil and gas sector?

Businessmen worth billions? Oil barons? The government?

Let me also ask: what do you think it takes to succeed in the oil and gas sector in Tanzania?

I have some good news for you.

It’s not by having a huge capital, neither by offering the most perfect products, nor by even having a lot of contacts in the industry.

Sure, it does help, but not always.

Supposing you want to climb Mountain Kilimanjaro (the tallest mountain in Africa), would you go climbing yourself or get an experienced guide who would lead you to the summit?

It’s the same in the oil and gas sector, too.

To succeed in Tanzania’s oil and gas sector, you need to find experienced people who have succeeded in the sector, people who are willing to guide you.

Once you can do that, you can be sure that when you follow their steps, you’ll succeed.

There’s a catch, though.

A Guide For a Million Dollars

Yes, you heard me right.

That’s how much it takes to get an experienced person in the oil and gas sector to guide you.

Imagine consulting your mentor at $200 per hour. I’m just estimating low. Some will charge you $500 per hour. Some, a thousand dollars.

Imagine that. O-N-E T-H-O-U-S-A-N-D D-O-L-L-A-R-S.

Multiply that by a minimum of three hours per day.

Multiply that by a minimum of three times per week.

Multiply that by four weeks in a month.

(You would have learned much in a month, but still, you won’t be able to stand on your own yet. You need a minimum of six months to a year to learn all it takes.)

Multiply that by a minimum of six months.

Here’s the breakdown for a $500 per hour consultation lasting three hours for three times a week, and for six months:

$500 * 3 hours * 3 times per week * 4 weeks in a month * 6 months = $108,000

That’s a whooping sum of money. And you can bet your money that you’d have made ten times that amount in six months.

But can you afford it?

For you, that’s like a million dollars.

An Alternative Guide For a Few Bucks

But what if I told you that you can learn how to start an oil and gas supply and services business in Tanzania without annoying anybody?

What if I told you, you can save a ton of time on getting a guide, on how to get deals, on how to prepare acceptable prices (quotation), and on winning contracts and supplies?

What if I told you can save a lot of money in discovering the main area of business opportunities in the oil and gas sector in Tanzania, the list of goods and tools you can start to supply, and how to register your business as a supplier or contractor with various oil and gas companies in Tanzania?

If you would like to sell products or offer services to the oil and gas sector and make a large profit margin, I encourage you to download our guide titled, “How to Recognize Potential Business Opportunities in the Oil and Gas Sector in Tanzania.”

In this guide, you will discover:

  • How to start an oil and gas supply and service business in Tanzania. Everything about planning your business, market analysis, and financing your business.
  • How to become a contractor or supplier, including licenses and permit you to need to get started with the oil and gas supply and services business.
  • A roadmap on how to recognize potential business opportunities and how to be noticed and considered by oil and gas firms.
  • How to present your goods and services to oil and gas companies.
  • How to get deals and win contracts. You will learn how to prepare and submit an acceptable bid or proposal.
  • How to raise money for your supply or contract.
  • A list of goods you can start to supply to oil and gas companies.
  • The main area of business opportunities in the oil and gas sector in Tanzania.
  • Tips to survive in Tanzania’s oil and gas sector.
  • More interesting businesses opportunities in Tanzania’s oil and gas sector.
  • List of oil and gas companies that are searching for oil and natural gas in Tanzania.

…and many more.

I’m not asking you for a million dollars. Not $10,000. In fact, I’m not even asking for $100.

Download this guide now for TZS 30,000 now.

To buy the book, make a payment of TZS 30,000 through Tgo pesa, M-pesa to any of these numbers:

+255689955711
+255655376543
+255653702878

Once your payment is done, send an SMS to +255689955711 or +255655376543 with the following details:

Your full name.
Your email address.

Alternatively, send an email with the above details to info@tanzaniapetroleum.com The moment we receive your email or SMS, and we confirm your payment, the eBook will be delivered to your email address (in PDF format) within ten minutes.

You can then download it and read it on your Smartphone or computer.

If you’re not in Tanzania, send an email to info@tanzaniapetroleum.com and we will devise a payment option for you.

Meet the Author

Hello, my name is Hussein Boffu, and I’m the author of How to Recognize Potential Business Opportunities in the Oil and Gas Sector in Tanzania. I’m also the author of How to Start and Run a Profitable Petrol Station Business in Tanzania. I’m also the founder of TanzaniaPetroleum.com

I am an entrepreneur specializing in the oil-and-gas supply chain. For quite some time now, I’ve been consulting a lot of businesses, both local and international, regarding starting a business in Tanzania’s oil and gas sector.

I have been approaching and talking to executives, and have been selling goods and equipment to various oil-and-gas companies in Tanzania.

The Complete Guide for Just a Token

To buy the book, make a payment of TZS 30,000 through Tgo pesa, M-pesa to any of these numbers:

+255689955711
+255655376543
+255653702878

Once your payment is done, send an SMS to +255689955711 or +255655376543 with the following details:

Your full name.
Your email address.

Alternatively, send an email with the above details to info@tanzaniapetroleum.com The moment we receive your email or SMS, and we confirm your payment, the eBook will be delivered to your email address (in PDF format) within ten minutes.

You can then download it and read it on your Smartphone or computer.

If you’re not in Tanzania, send an email to info@tanzaniapetroleum.com and we will devise a payment option for you.