Fuels Around the World

This chart is a guide for finding fuel when traveling internationally. Always look for MSR White Gas -- the highest quality fuel available. Other common white gas brands include Coleman, Crown and CampLite. Unleaded auto gas may be used in your stove. However, additives will lead to rapid clogging, making frequent fuel line cleanings necessary. Do NOT use leaded fuels!

Country U.S. Fuel Name Translation Available
 
Australia white gas shellite yes
  kerosene kerosene yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas petrol yes
  mineral spirits white spirits yes
  aviation (AV) gas AV gas, jet al yes
     
Belgium white gas wasbenzine yes
  kerosene petroleum yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas loodvrije benzine yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gas kerosine yes
     
Denmark white gas renset benzin yes
  kerosene petrolium yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas auto benzin yes
  mineral spirits mineralsk terpentin no
  aviation (AV) gas fly benzin yes
     
France white gas essence c yes
  kerosene petrole yes
  diesel gas oil yes
  automobile gas essence normale, yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gas _____________ no
     
Germany white gas reinbenzin, fleckenbenzine, yes
  kerosene petrol yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas superbenzine, yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gas flugbenzin, AV gas yes
  jet fuel kerosin yes
     
Holland white gas wasbenzine yes
  kerosene petroleum yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas loodvrije benzine yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gas kerosine yes
     
Israel white gas delek lavan yes
  kerosene neft yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas delek natul 95, delek natul 98 yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gas jet fuel no
     
Italy white gas benzina bianca yes
  kerosene kerosene yes
  diesel gasolio per autotrazione yes
  automobile gas benzina per autoveicoli yes
  mineral spirits solventi usati nei, yes
  aviation (AV) gas benzina avio yes
     
Japan white gas white gasoline yes
  kerosene hakutohyu yes
  diesel keiyu yes
  automobile gas gasoline yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gas jet nenryou yes
     
Spain white gas becina blanca, solvente yes
  kerosene keroseno, petroleo yes
  diesel gasoleo automocion yes
  automobile gas gasolina automocion yes
  mineral spirits disolvente yes
  aviation (AV) gas keroseno aviacion yes
     
Sweden white gas ren bensin, industri bensin yes
  kerosene fotogen yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas bilbensin, blyad, blyfri yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gas flybensin yes
  other t-gul, tenol, t-rod yes
     
Switzerland white gas reinbenzin, fleckenbenzine, yes
    wundbenzin  
  kerosene petrol yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas superbenzin, bleifreibenzin yes
  mineral spirits _____________ no
  aviation (AV) gasflugbenzin, AV gas yes
  jet fuel kerosin yes
     
Taiwan (phonetic) white gas ba hay yao, fai phat yao yes
  kerosene moo yao yes
  diesel tai yao yes
  automobile gas hay yao yes
  mineral spirits hoy jake yao yes
  aviation (AV) gas _____________ no
     
United Kingdom white gas white gas yes
  kerosene paraffin yes
  diesel diesel yes
  automobile gas petrol yes
  mineral spirits white spirits yes
  aviation (AV) gas aviation fuel no