«To conquer the market of petroleum products distribution by nationals from multinationals, more nationals filling stations should go operational all over the country. In addition to the petroleum products distribution dominated by multinationals, illicit fuel sold by the road side is not helping matters at all for the nationals who are engaged in petroleum products distribution in Cameroon. Those at the road side sell at almost half the price of what we give at the pump. As a result, our sales have dropped considerably. Things even get worse when the National Oil Refining Company (SONARA) is on a break in order to do maintenance on their equipment. The nationals need a lot of finances to get more stations opened. If the nationals can have the money through bank loans, they can easily expand. If they happened not to have then it will be a welcome relief if the government provides them with subsidies”.