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The Gas can is an item appearing in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

Old, red 10L Gas can.
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005

Old, red 10L Gas can. Capacity of 10 liters.
- Inventory description, v1.4007


  • A mostly decorative item seen variously around the map.
  • Only 2 examples have been discovered that may be added to inventory, all others are quite inert.
  • The 'live' examples may be found in the entrance passage of Lab X-16 not far from the animal cages and at Agroprom factory complex, right behind the entrance gate.
  • Not explosive when used as scenery, which includes all other visible examples.


  • Much more interesting in the Base Game.
  • The Fuel barrel is Desowave's answer if a nice semi-controlled explosion is necessary, with the Petrol can and Liquid Fuel being lighter options.
  • Since it can not usually be picked up and added to inventory, the quote is obtained from "string_table_items.xml".
  • There is a separately coded 'short' gas can that also plays a decorative role in the Game. These are seen most commonly in the ad hoc kitchen installations at various stalker camps.
  • Three of these can be picked up in Research Institute: North. 2 in the exterior, 1 inside the building, on ground floor, where the Stalkers reside after re-capturing the institute from the Military.