SFO1 Marlon Garbo, information officer of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Roxas City, Capiz, said three oil companies in this city are involved in the trade of ‘bote-bote’ gasoline; a method where gasoline is sold in one-liter bottles (colloquially termed bote-bote) at a lower price compared to those sold in gasoline stations. Garbo, however, did not name the oil companies or reveal the amount of discount. Retail gasoline vendors get their supply from “dealers” who buy gasoline from oil companies in a bulk discount. Buying at least 1,000 liters of gasoline would entitle dealers to a discount. Dealers then sell gasoline to retail vendors at a price that would allow the latter to peddle it for P6 less than the per-liter price in gas stations. Many motorists in this city patronize bote-bote gasoline, sold along streets, due to its cheap price and accessibility.

Source: Panay News Philippines