|shop = fuel|
|A shop selling fuels|
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|Status: in use|
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A shop selling any kind of fuel (motor fuel, charcoal, heating oil). Do not confuse this with amenity=fuel (fuel stations) which sell several varieties of motor fuel in quantities large enough to fill a full-size vehicle or truck. Avoiding such confusion is a major reason for creating this tag.
Fuel shops selling motor fuels are mainly found in rural areas of less developed countries for refueling motorcycles and small tractors. They are often just a house with some barrels or bottles clearly displayed. They are generally not appropriate to refuel an automobile, truck or similar large vehicle due to the larger volume of fuel those vehicles require and the relatively high cost per liter of the fuel. Such shops typically have no signage to indicate their presence nor are any other services available.
This was also the tag of choice for shops specializing in the sale of propane (LPG) for uses other than as motor fuel, kerosene (paraffin), heating oil or even charcoal and other fuels of that type. In JOSM version 14620 there is offered a new preset for shop=gas based on the Wiki page Tag:shop=gas which includes propane (LPG) sales. Thus the two tags are seemingly in conflict with one another in terms of LPG sales.
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See the main fuel=* page for help in tagging for the particular fuels that are being sold.
|fuel=*||Which fuels are sold||fuel:diesel=yes|
|name=*||Name of shop.|
|opening_hours=*||When shop is open.||Mo-Sa 10:00-20:00|
|brand=*||Generally, these shops will not be associated with a brand. It is however good practice to define the lack of brand, so as to better differentiate these shops from full service fuel stations.||none|