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Keys beginning with the prefix fuel:*=* indicate which types of fuel are available at a amenity=fuel, railway=fuel, waterway=fuel, aeroway=fuel, or shop=fuel. The keys are also used on amenity=bbq and man_made=kiln to describe the fuels used with the installed infrastructure, or to clarify the type of fuel indicated by substance=fuel or content=fuel.

How to map

Use the locally appropriate octane rating system. Many countries use the RON formula. However, some countries like the United States instead use the AKI formula, denoted by (R+M)/2.

Sub type Tagging Remark
BBQ amenity=bbq
Wood fuel=wood Wood as a heat source
Electric fuel=electric Electric as a heat source
Charcoal fuel=charcoal Charcoal as a heat source
Diesel fuel:diesel=yes Combustible liquid fuel used in combustion engines. Called "nafta" in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and "bencina" in Chile.
GTL diesel fuel:GTL_diesel=yes High quality partly synthetic diesel made using the 'Gas To Liquid' method: "ultimate diesel", "V-Power diesel", etc.
HGV diesel fuel:HGV_diesel=yes High-output pumps with a larger nozzle that won't normally fit a motorcar fuel receptacle.
Bio diesel fuel:biodiesel=yes
Cold weather diesel fuel:diesel:class2=yes Diesel for colder weather climates (with a threshold filtration temperature of -32 °С), on the EU EN590 scale. Can be branded as "Winter diesel", "Arctic diesel", "Diesel -32 °С", etc depending on the location. Class 2 appears to be the most widely sold variety in Scandinavia and the EEU, however you can replace the "2" in fuel:diesel:class2=yes with 0 (to describe diesel with a threshold filtration temperature down to -20 °С); 1 (-26 °С); 3 (-38 °С) and 4 (-44 °С).

Note that there is a separate threshold for milder, "winter" diesel (A-F, +5 to -20C) not covered by this tag, however similar syntax could be used

Untaxed diesel fuel:taxfree_diesel=yes Diesel fuel with few or no taxes, typically for agricultural, construction, or other off-road use. May be known by names such as agricultural diesel, off-road fuel, red diesel (from the dye used to mark it as untaxed), etc.
Octane levels
Octane 80 fuel:octane_80=yes
Octane 85 fuel:octane_85=yes
Octane 87 fuel:octane_87=yes Called "Magna" at Mexico
Octane 89 fuel:octane_89=yes
Octane 91 fuel:octane_91=yes
Octane 92 fuel:octane_92=yes
Octane 93 fuel:octane_93=yes
Octane 95 fuel:octane_95=yes it:"Benzina Verde"
Octane 98 fuel:octane_98=yes Also advertised as "Ultimate Super" (BP), etc.
Octane 100 fuel:octane_100=yes Also advertised as "MaxxMotion Super 100plus" (OMV), etc.
1:25 fuel:1_25=yes
1:50 fuel:1_50=yes
Ethanol fuel:ethanol=yes =fuel:alcohol=yes
Methanol fuel:methanol=yes
SVO fuel:svo=yes Straight vegetable oil; de:Pflanzenöl/POEL/PÖL
E10 fuel:e10=yes DE: Super Benzin mit 10% Bioethanol
E20 fuel:e20=yes 20% ethanol content gasoline mix. Often referred to as Gasohol E20.
E85 fuel:e85=yes 85% ethanol/15% gasoline for flexi-fuel cars in USA and Europe. Popular in Sweden.
Biogas fuel:biogas=yes "SunGas(r)"
LPG fuel:lpg=yes Liquefied Petroleum Gas, liquid mixture 40% (summer) to 60% (winter) propane and balance butane. Other local names: de:Autogas, fr:GPL, Propane, it:GPL. In case of 95% propane and 5% Butan please add fuel:propane=yes
CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel:cng=yes Mainly methane compressed to 200-248 bars. Other local names: de:Erdgas, pt-BR:GNV, it:Metano
LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel:lng=yes LNG, GNL: much less common than LPG and CNG, but used in some places. Mostly methane content
Propane fuel:propane=yes Liquefied Petroleum Gas, liquid mixture 95% propane and balance butane as required for recreation vehicle appliances.
Liquid hydrogen fuel:LH2=yes Liquid H2
Gaseous hydrogen fuel:h35=yes gaseous H2 35 MPa
Gaseous hydrogen fuel:h70=yes gaseous H2 70 MPa
Aviation Fuel at aeroway=fuel
91UL (clear) fuel:91UL=yes 91 octane unleaded aviation gas
100LL (blue) fuel:100LL=yes 100 octane leaded aviation gas
autogas fuel:autogas=yes Ethanol free unleaded gas suitable for cars or planes
Jet A-1 fuel:JetA1=yes Jet A-1 fuel for gas-turbine and diesel powered planes
Standalone amenity=charging_station
Car recharge sign in Reykyavik
AdBlue/AUS32 fuel:adblue=yes 32.5% aqueous urea solution, widely known as AdBlue®. Used by modern trucks and some motorcars. pt-BR: ARLA 32
AdBlue/AUS32 sold in canisters fuel:adblue:canister=yes Use for places where there is no AdBlue pump, but rather AdBlue is sold in canisters/other packaging, requiring manual handling and filling - this might not be suitable/convenient for some vehicles
AdBlue/AUS32 for motorcar fuel:adblue:motorcar=yes Use for places where there is an AdBlue pump suitable for motorcars
AdBlue/AUS32 for hgv fuel:adblue:hgv=yes Use for places where there is an AdBlue pump suitable for hgv, looking similar to diesel pump

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

United States

Unleaded fuel in the United States is marketed as "regular", "mid-grade" or "plus", and "premium", both on monument signage and at the pump. However, if possible, you should tag a more specific octane rating (as fuel:octane_*=yes) instead of the grade. The octane rating for each grade is labeled on the pump, on a bright yellow square affixed to the nozzle or nearby, as required by federal regulation. [1]

Octane ratings are measured according to the AKI formula; the RON rating used in other countries is an unverifiable trade secret, and there is no one-to-one correspondence between the two formulas. Some states mandate minimum octane ratings, but the actual octane rating being sold may be higher.

E85 gasoline (with an octane rating of 94–96) should be tagged fuel:e85=yes.



  1. 1.0 1.1 According to this warning label above the nozzles at left, the 88-octane fuel in blue is E15, and the flex fuel in yellow has 51–83% ethanol content, which is better known as E85 fuel.
  2. Should the octane number of an alternative fuel be tagged explicitly, as if it were a standard unleaded fuel?