Fuel stations and grades
You will find many fuel stations in Polish towns and along A and B type roads across the country. The outlets are operated not only by the large international chains but also by national petrol companies. Petrol filling stations situated in town centres and along the major roads are usually open round the clock and seven days a week.
At most of the fuel stations you can not only fill your tank or check tyre pressures but buy refreshments, go shopping, draw cash from an ATM and take advantage of other client services.
The recognized international fuel chains established in Poland are Shell, BP, Esso, Aral and Neste. The larger Polish companies, such as Orlen or Rafineria Gdańska as well as many of the smaller suppliers, offer an excellent service and at reasonable prices.
Stations in small towns and along country roads usually close after 6 p.m.
Types of petrol and road signs
Road signs for petrol filling stations are a black petrol pump and are usually located several kilometres before the stations in question. Usually the approximate distance to the petrol station is also given and also the type of petrol sold.
A green petrol pump indicates unleaded petrol and a black pump, standard petrol.
Stations selling liquid gas are marked with the LPG sign. Stations selling only LPG are marked with a LPG GAZ sign (without any pictogram).
The most popular types of petrol in Poland are 95 Octane, 98 Octane and diesel fuel which is marked ON.