State-owned fuel marketer National Oil (Nock) has invited private partners to lease open spaces and buildings within its petrol stations.

The oil marketer joins the race for ancillary income from fuel stations that has become an alternative for petrol stations.

The tender for the offer, which expires on October 17, restricts partners from running fuel-related businesses.

Nock said it had developed an expansive space at its Gilgil highway outlet for leasing to a major supermarket operator for three years.

“National Oil intends to have its vacant spaces in petrol stations leased to potential business entities for the purpose of running non-fuel businesses which include shops, car washes, tyre centres, service centres and restaurants where applicable,” reads part of the tender.

The fuel operator’s new strategy to attract additional revenue from non-fuel sources indicates a growing shift by Kenya oil marketers that have been signing joint ventures and leasing space within their outlets.

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