Petrol Pumps: How much money does a petrol pump owner make in India?


Whenever I visit petrol pump to fill 1 or 2 litres petrol, one curious question suddenly spark in mind,”How much money does a petrol pump owner make in India?”.Today I have got its answer from am not clear whether it is correct or not but we may take it as a granted as answer is given by one of the petrol dealers as follow,


Parag Sharma, HPCL Retail Outlet Dealer  –  Parag is a Most Viewed Writer in Oil and Fuel Prices.


A petrol pump dealer’s profit totally depends upon a number of litres sold in a month. In case of diesel, the commission is around 1.19rs per litre (varies for every dealer) whereas for petrol the commission comes up at around 2rs per litre(varies). So for example, if a petrol pump dealer has a sale of 1.5 lakh litres of diesel and 0.5 lakh litres of petrol per month, his GROSS profit would be approx 2.79 lakh rupees. Now calculate margin in the business, dealers commission/cost of fuel=??!!!
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So, as per Parag Sharma, it’s a lucrative business and I have read the news that soon anyone can open petrol pump in India.If it’s a such a great opportunity, I would like to share the following article hope it may be useful to someone, somewhere!

Here, I am putting answer of one of the most probable threat also.Please, go through it also to understand the case thoroughly.

Why do people say that opening a petrol pump is not profitable, but people still keep opening new ones?

Jessica Henry, 25 years experience as business philosopher, trend setter, philanthropist



  1. Very good perfect information provided in other website we ask some question their provide some other answer ,thankyou

  2. hii sir oc how much amont deposit to company and company that amount intrut is giving or not
    and 1 tr percent how much

    1. Hi Shweta,

      You can start your consultancy being a petroleum engineer and deal with ….What factors should be kept in mind before constructing a petroleum station in a city? What is the process? etc. etc.

      Anyway this is my personal suggestion only. So far,your query about license,you have to inquire to authorized agencies,I don’t have any knowledge about it.

      See,following two links and you can search similar links through search engine :

      Good Luck!

      Prashant Pandya

  3. Hi prashant ji,
    It was good info. provided but one question i want to ask is, which oil co. you prefer is good within all??

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