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The Petrol can is a multipurpose item that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

Green metal petrol can. If you run out of fuel, a short trip to the nearest Petrol Station with a petrol can may be your only option.
- Inventory description


  • May be bought from most Traders.
  • Several placements on the game board Agroprom, Darkscape, Countryside, etc.
  • Also found in a wide variety of Stashes.
  • May also be used as an explosive device for targeted NPC disablement / elimination.
  • Despite the quoted inventory description, the Petrol can is a 'one-shot' device, if used, it is lost and removed from inventory. Trudging to a Petrol Station is therefore unnecessary; finding the item is more important.


  • Fills a vehicle's tank from 0% to 100%. Also tops off any level in between without leaving any residue (no 'half-fills') This includes already 100% full tanks. Caution is advised.
  • Some examples are seen in the game where the world model is merely 'furniture' and is not acquirable (Lab X2 and the Countryside Waterdam)