Would you want to Start a mini cooking gas business in Nigeria? many of us have been looking for ways to start such a lucrative business since Nigeria’s economic meltdown, Ever since I know the gas refilling business is such a profitable business, I have been searching through the internet and also doing some offline research concerning it.
Some days ago I remembered having a friend that went into such a business and I got some underground tips, that I will love to share with you.
He started a mini gas business in an area next to mine when he left NYSC some years back. And really, this guy is making it big in this business which makes his own shops from selling gas. I decided to visit him in one of his shops, and we both talked and gave him some hints I am about to give you.
Some Criteria for establishing a gas business are as follows;
- A shop (good and suitable place for selling)
- Scale – For measuring the gas in the Cylinder (Manual and Computer or Digital)
- Locate the nearest gas mega station/plant
- Dispensing hose
- Taps (For filling different types of cylinders)
- Nido Transfer
- Camp Transfer
- Shifting spanner
Rent A shop (good and suitable place for selling):
Locate a nice and bestselling shop for your gas business in other words, you do not advise you to rent anyhow shop, look for a place where you think you can spread wings and sell your gas very fast.
Buy 50KG cylinders (depending on how big your pocket is):
some folks buy 2-3 for a start, while the cost of empty gas 50KG cylinder in Nigeria is around 37-40k while some get it for just 32k at ojuelegba Lagos (some online research says 12.5Kg cylinder cost 6k) depending on your area.
Scale – For measuring the gas in the Cylinder (Manual or Digital):
The Weighing scale is of a different type, whereby, we have the digital and manual(Mechanical) weighing scale. I will recommend you go for the digital to calculate your gas and also save you a lot of stress from customers because they will fight you for short gas filling. (see picture below)
Locate the nearest gas mega station/plant:
This is the station you will be getting your gas at a lower price so, you could serve the consumers. Walk into any gas station near you and tell them you’re a new dealer and planned to be buying from them, they will register you on this list and sells to you at a cheaper price.
This gas pump hose is for transferring gas from one cylinder to the other.
This is an essential material to buy when starting a gas business because this material controls the release of gases to the burner.
This gas pump hold clip is to tighten the hose to avoid leakage
We all know how vital this tool is, we don’t pray for fire hazards but, trust me anything can happen anytime. So, we advise you to get a fire extinguisher for safety purposes.. before you call out the fire service company.
Others material includes screwdrivers, Shifting spanner et.al.
Lastly, in every business, you have to summon Patience and courage to allow customers to flow in. Less I forget, have a good relationship with them for you to have more sales and returning customers. That’s very important to scale up your gas business.
With all these guides on how to start a gas business in Nigeria, I hope you can start and make good sales using these simple procedures.