Earlier this week, the top honchos of Jetti Petroleum, Inc., one of the more aggressive new players in the fuel distribution industry were in General Santos City to meet GenSan Mayor Jun Acharon and the officers of the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
The mayor was supposed to go out of town that day but held on for a few more hours to talk to Jetti National Marketing Manager Leo Bellas along with JFI Subic Trading Inc General Manager Christopher Macomb, Bulk Sales and Lubricant Manager (!) Arcangel Almalvez and Retail Manager Jose Marie Francisco.
Mayor Jun Acharon in a photo with (from left) Husky Bus Line’s Dr. Emilio Escobillo, Chamber Prexy Jan Ced, Jetti National Marketing Manager Leo Bellas, the Mayor, JFI Subic Trading Inc. General Manager Christopher Macomb, PAL GenSan Manager Abelardo Plaza, Jetti Bulk Sales & Lubricant Manager Arcangel Almalvez and Jetti Retail Manager Jose Marie Francisco. Photo taken at Orange Bistro by Bariles, April 1, 2009.
The Jetti Petroleum Inc. group extended to the good mayor and the leaders of the business sector their desire to open up gasoline stations in the city and elsewhere in the region, as part of their expansion program. They also revealed a plan to set up their own depot along the coast of GenSan.
This plan augurs well for the city and her riding public. Jetti which is known for its agressive marketing and pricing moves, might force the three major oil players Shell, Chevron and Petron, which have been selling their fuel products in GenSan at prices way above those in Davao, with the difference hovering between five and eight pesos, to lower their retail prices.
It’s about time that Shell and Chevron stop fooling the people by saying that due to the closure of their oil depots in heavily populated Barangay Bula (by virtue of a order from the local government), their transport costs have gone higher. A few centavos yes, but a P5 to P8-peso difference?
And what about Petron whose depot has been existing in Barangay Tambler for many years now? How come it still follows the pricing range of the other two?
To my readers and loyal subscribers, there is actually one word to describe the reason for this 3-member fuel cartel’s insistence in pricing the fuel prices in GenSan way, way above those in Davao – GREED.
Plain and simple GREED.
May JETTI Station na ba dito sa GENSAN? how about a DEPOT?
Ang tindi at kapal ng ng big 3, mabuti nalang nandito na gensan ang seaoil. Kaya goodbye shell lipat nako sa seaoil ngayon. Enviroment friendly pa gas nila. ( Shell unleaded gamit ko sa car before). Lipat na kayo mga PRE!!! (I’m not connected with SEAOIL.)
Greed and green simply go together
Go, go, go!
Let us all support the smaill players in the oil industry. They need us as much as we need them…
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grabe nga ang diperensya ng presyo ng krudo dito and davao… as in nakakasuka sa taas…
boykotin kaya natin ang big three?
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i don’t know if it will make a big difference on fuel cost. the 5-8 peso difference? i’m still confuse. i dont’ think the fuel cost of jetti gensan will be the same as their davao station. financial and practical wise for them, their fuel will not cost a maximum of P.50 less than the said 3 catels(?)here in gensan. even the entry of phoenix fuel stations doesn’t change the name of the game which is big profit!!!!!!
for sure, other oil companies will lessen their prices. It’s subtle.
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all I could say is, keep it up, its a POSITIVE action.:)
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This will surely a welcome news to Gensan motorists and to the whole Gensan business sectors and general population since lower fuel costs means lower cost of living for Gensan constituents. It is so ironic that these 3 big players who is supposed to set an example are the one exploiting us. Stiff competitions in effect force these oil playes to lower down their fuel price. I hope our bus, jeepney & tricycle fares will finally go down into acceptable minimum. If it in Davao the diesel fuel has a big difference of P5-8 pesos, why could our oil players can follow here? geographically we are nearer to Davao.
Welcome JETTI PETROLEUM, INC. to Gensan. We’ve been long waiting for your presence here. We hope that you maintain your price competitively, honest business dealings and good service to your clients.
Good move…para magpababa din ng price ang ibang oil companies dito sa Gensan.
Precisely, fuel industry in General Santos City create employment and services to the development of the City. Take note “healthy competition” is observed. But prices goes up tremendously ……where’s justice there…….later on fares in public utilities demanding for an increase! Where’s the fair and just?
OIL PLAYERS in this business….please consider/understand always your CLIENTS the capacity to pay. DO YOU THINK OIL PLAYERS SUCCESS IN THIS BUSINESS????
Clients are given in the business industry… but without them/us its useless….. there’s a stagnat economic activities.
If this could be realize profit sharing is recommended.
In what way? Of course social responsibility is bieng considered to help the least favored. That’s one way in sharing resources to the needy.
please consider my point of view 🙂 thanks
This will surely be very helpful especially to the riding public, i am sure though that when Jetti pulls off big, the three big companies will surely pull down prices as well. Gensan is one place where gasoline and fuel products are still soaring high. I hope they lessen fare prices, mahirap gumastos ngayon!
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nice point, KUY… it would be burden to the motorists, and the the “generals” if fuel prices would not go down… as everybody would know that the price of fuel is the major factor in public transport fare increases… on the other hand, this would also affect the cost of merchandise in the city, as fuel is one of the costs that businessmen consider when they transport their goods (logistics)… this is welcome news, indeed… all the best to jetti in their endeavor to expand in general santos city; as they would be providing opportunities to businessmen, and job opportunities for the “generals”… 🙂
I fully agree with your view on the cartel, Kuya Avel. Let us hope though the Jetti will not go the way of the other “independent” oil companies (e.g. Eastern, Seaoil, Flying V, etc.) who went on to follow the same pricing scheme of the Big Three. A P.50 cent difference will not be enough to assess for good that competition (brought about by the entry of indie players) indeed has provided cheaper fuel options for the public.
Good observation also on the 5-8 peso difference in Davao and Gensan fuel price. Duda ako tayo rito sa probinsya ang ginagatasan while nagpapabango sila in the big cities that their prices went down.
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