Fuel is one of the most basic necessities for any and all space faring travelers. The universal technology that powers modern day starships is fueled by hydrogen crystal. Fuel Depots are focused platforms that specialize in the simple yet significant purpose of providing fuel for Starships as well as the ability to recharge shields and repair damaged armor. Security is advanced to discourage patrons from stealing fuel and credits; however savvy thieves have found ways around even the latest of security measures. Although some Fuel Depots used to be inhabited by a lone worker, such ideals were soon abolished for a variety of reasons. Beyond the safety and ethical issues of placing someone alone on such a desolate and deserted platform, the long term effects of exposure to raw hydrogen crystal reactors soon resulted in the universal ban of manned fuel depots.