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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = fuel
A retail facility for refueling motor vehicles Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

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 motor vehicles can be refueled. Fuel stations for watercraft, aircraft and rail vehicles are using different tags (see below).

How to map

Add a node node at the centre of the fuel station or create a way around the fueling area area and add amenity=fuel and name=* to it. The brand is usefully used for the name. If it can be used by large vehicles add hgv=yes.


Often the station is operated operator=* by one of the major brands brand=*. If the station has a name of its own, that can be tagged too using name=*.

Contact details

Tags such as addr=* (Addresses), phone=* / contact:phone=* and website=* / contact:website=* are spread widely.

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.


Add the opening hours using the key opening_hours=*. For data about wheelchair access, see wheelchair=*. 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. The expectation for the default values of self_service and full_service will probably vary greatly from location to location, so it’s probably best to always explicitly specify both to take the guessing out of it. When conditions vary along the day you could apply the conditional restrictions scheme. Here are some examples of use:


Indicate the size of the station using the key capacity=*, this should be the total number of pumps available, that is the number of vehicles which could be refuelling at any one time. Optionally include more detail with capacity for specific vehicle types such as capacity:hgv=*.


The entire area of the gas station

Use landuse=retail for the entire area of the gas station.

Additional services

Note the rule One feature, one OSM element!

  • Shop: Add a node with shop=convenience or shop=kiosk or tag the building related to the fuel station if there is a convenience shop or kiosk as part of the fueling area.
  • Fast-food: If you can buy fast food (eg. hot-dogs) at a petrol station use fast_food=* in combination with main tag.
  • Car Wash: car_wash=yes
Or add an additional node amenity=car_wash if there is a car wash on site.
Or map toilets as an additional node with amenity=toilets.
Or add an additional node with 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

Goto this place(52.98770 N, 8.87101 E)

Possible tagging mistakes

  • nobrand=* ‒ This tag was set on Italian fuel stations by mistake and without approval, during the 2018 Italian fuel station import [1]. The tag is being slowly removed over time from the Italian fuel stations (example). This tag is to be removed, not replaced.
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

See also

Fuel stations for other vehicle classes are should be tagged as:

Fuel for non-automotive use (heating, cooking, etc.) should be tagged as:

External links