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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = fuel
Gas Station Hiroshima.jpg
A retail-type facility where vehicles can be refueled.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

The fuel tag is used to map a fuel station, also known as a filling station, petrol station, gas station and petrol garage. It is the retail-type facility where vehicles can be refueled.

How to Map

Add a node at the centre of the fuel station and add amenity=fuel to it, or create a way around the fueling area, and add amenity=fuel to it.


Often the station is operated operator=* by one of the major brands brand=* and has a tenant tenant=*. If the station has a name of its own, that can be tagged too using name=*. Related tags such as Addresses, phone=* and website=* can also be added.

Fuel types

Different fuel types are tagged as mentioned at fuel=*

Payment and Discounts

Use payment=* to tag payment options. Tag discounts as fuel:discount=<discount programme> in combination with amenity=fuel if the fuel station accepts discount vouchers, eg shopper dockets or other loyality programmes.


There are not agreed upon tags for different levels of service, but both self_service=yes/no and full_service=yes/no and automated=yes/no have been used. Note that a gas station can be both self serve and full serve.

Other attributes

The roofs of petrol stations can be tagged with building=roof and layer=1. Use the maxheight=* tag indicate the maximum height (in meters, like 3.8) for a vehicle that can use the fuel pumps. Opening hours opening_hours=* may also be optionally tagged.


  • Tag the building related to the fuel station as building=yes and optionally with any other appropriate tags (ie - operator, brand, tenant, name, opening hours, shop, etc)
  • It is also a good idea to tag the ways leading to, through and away from the fuel station with highway=service and access=customers. The highway part under a roof should be tagged covered=yes. Alternatively the area around the fuel pumps may be tagged as area:highway=service and surface=*.

Additional services

  • Kiosk: Add shop=kiosk (default is kiosk=no) to the fuel station if a kiosk exists.
  • Convenience: Add shop=convenience to the fuel station if there is a convenience shop as part of the fueling area.
  • Car Wash: Add an additional node amenity=car_wash if there is a car wash on site.
  • Toilets: There may be toilets related to the fuel station. Map toilets as an additional node with amenity=toilets.
  • Compressed air: Add a node for amenity=compressed_air


Picture/Description Tags Openstreetmap Carto
Preem Karlskrona.jpg amenity=fuel

operator=BigOil Inc.
tenant=John Doe
opening_hours=Mo-Fr 05:30-23:00; Sa 07:00-21:00; Su off

also an area with
building=yes or building=roof
and a way as
with covered=yes for way portions under the roof

Fuel station for watercraft, aircraft and rail vehicle

Fuel stations for other vehicle classes are partly tagged as

Special map

Routing software that supports amenity=fuel as a POI

See also