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Nearly 1,000 gallons stolen from Calif gas station
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2012 | AP

Posted on 10/07/2012 2:33:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

......security cameras caught them returning the next night and taking another 300 gallons of gas, some of it going to a tank in the truck's bed.

He said they came back again during store hours and siphoned 300 more gallons, but a cashier recognized the suspicious vehicle and took down its license plate.

Sandhu estimates the stolen gas was worth $4500.

The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.61 a gallon Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: economy; energy; gasprice; jobs
AVERAGE...... $4.61.

Gas prices set a record in California "Several service stations are charging more than $5 a gallon for regular gasoline. Some have stopped selling gas because they don’t want to pay the high wholesale price, which reached a record Thursday....."

1 posted on 10/07/2012 2:33:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Steal high, sell low


2 posted on 10/07/2012 2:38:57 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Does it look like the Hollywood Libs getting on the action of the gasoline black market in this crises ?
Will the police release the names of those caught stealing the gasoline ?

3 posted on 10/07/2012 2:40:37 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist; GeronL

Romney in Apopka, Fla yesterday. Source

"....Among new details, Romney promised to double the number of drilling permits approved on federal lands, to open Alaska to more oil exploration and to "build that pipeline from Canada if I have to do it myself."...

4 posted on 10/07/2012 2:44:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He said they came back again during store hours and siphoned 300 more gallons

Way too many people do not understand how siphoning works.

I believe that is unlikely that thieves could ‘siphon’ gasoline from an underground storage tank in to a tank in their truck bed.

Siphoning is a process by which a fluid is moved from a higher elevation to a lower elevation through a tube by the actions of gravity and vacuum. This is a very simple principle which the average reporter should know.

Being that the gasoline is at a lower elevation in the underground tank a pump would be required to move the gasoline from the tank to the truck.

5 posted on 10/07/2012 2:46:49 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Several service stations are charging more than $5 a gallon for regular gasoline.”

Five dollar gas will swing California to Romney!

Even in Texas I hear that gas is $5.00 a gallon!


6 posted on 10/07/2012 2:52:32 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
" Five dollar gas will swing California to Romney!

Even in Texas I hear that gas is $5.00 a gallon! "

Romney's Campaign ads are almost to easy to write in this election year....

Obama's plan putting Americans back to work:

$ 5.00 Gasoline, putting Americans to work... Sarcasm...

Obama's plan for a thriving Economy.

Economy Recovery plan... $ 5.00 Gasoline.. Sarcasm...

If Romney and his team do not use this in his debates and TV ads, then he is as lame as McCain...
7 posted on 10/07/2012 3:00:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Uncle Slayton

‘Even in Texas I hear that gas is $5.00 a gallon!.

Regular about $3.30 yesterday afternoon at the corner gas dispensary near IH-35 and US-190...

The one thing I like about the clown in the White House is that he made me appreciate $3.00 gasoline...


8 posted on 10/07/2012 3:05:23 AM PDT by CenTex (Born in a 'red' state (Okla), moved to a 'blue' state (Tex) at very early age... (grin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reverse that EO that Bill Clinton made by closing that park that had clean coal for mining.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 3:07:57 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“build that pipeline from Canada if I have to do it myself.”... in the mean time while the pipeline is being built have oversized railroad tanker cars shipping that oil to our refineries pronto.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 3:10:17 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney in Apopka, Fla yesterday.

"....Among new details, Romney promised to double the number of drilling permits approved on federal lands, to open Alaska to more oil exploration and to "build that pipeline from Canada if I have to do it myself."...





11 posted on 10/07/2012 3:17:58 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

reverse the rule forcing those 1,000 different blends

reverse the ethanol mandate

Those alone would do a lot of good


12 posted on 10/07/2012 3:19:33 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Let the Liberals pay the extra cost of the “ Special Blends “ of Gasoline, while us poo folk ( for those in Rio Linda, that’s poor people ) get the relief of cheaper gasoline.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 3:21:33 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

came back again during store hours and siphoned 300 more gallons, but a cashier recognized the suspicious vehicle and took down its license plate.
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That is pretty darn brazen, isn’t it? Very bold.

This is not a good sign.


14 posted on 10/07/2012 3:34:29 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: American Constitutionalist; All
LA Obama fundraiser Sunday with Katy Perry, Bon Jovi to snarl traffic
15 posted on 10/07/2012 3:36:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Irenic

Might give them a excuse to call out the national guards in California..


16 posted on 10/07/2012 3:51:22 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

California will be the star domino in the administrations domino effect. They are already on the brink


17 posted on 10/07/2012 3:57:29 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Well, they supposedly have a license plate number...

I can’t imagine that just everybody buys 300 gallon tanks, either.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 4:00:09 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: All

This is sad but I hope it is just some illegal aliens that have a pot farm in the woods and said F-it to the cost of fuel.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 4:07:20 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Holder’s people.

And they know it.


20 posted on 10/07/2012 4:07:38 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s one observant cashier...good for him / her. Most of them usually asleep at the register.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 4:08:33 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: American Constitutionalist

Romney says he will double drilling permit approvals eh - well how about he just open it up and approve ALL permits? the current approval rate is around 35% - so a doubling is only around 70% - big whoopty doo - approve them all, get EPA out of the way and let us work

Thats what I don’t like about these doublespeak politicians


22 posted on 10/07/2012 4:08:58 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

You appear to be “flyspecking” Romney’s remarks.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 4:12:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Pontiac
Way too many people do not understand how siphoning works. I believe that is unlikely that thieves could ‘siphon’ gasoline from an underground storage tank in to a tank in their truck bed.

You are of course correct. They had to have pumped it out.

24 posted on 10/07/2012 4:21:55 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Don't worry, the EPA has already approved permits of testing people by gasing them in testing them with diesel fumes.

EPA Auschwitz permits.
25 posted on 10/07/2012 4:27:10 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
That’s one observant cashier...good for him / her. Most of them usually asleep at the register.

Nobody ever put one over on me.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 4:30:48 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama now has something else in common with Jimmy Carter...


27 posted on 10/07/2012 4:34:59 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Pontiac

I’m glad you posted that. I’m wondering how you siphon something in the liquid form from 8’ under your feet. I worked in gas stations years ago and there was specially ‘keyed’ wrench to open the tanks with. Is this just bad reporting or WTH did they do to get this gas into the truck? Maybe it’s something they came up with(computer?) to get the gas without the meter registering it?


28 posted on 10/07/2012 4:55:07 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Among new details, Romney promised to double the number of drilling permits approved on federal lands, to open Alaska to more oil exploration and to “build that pipeline from Canada if I have to do it myself.”... ...And I wish he would have mandated 20, no, 30,no, 40 new refineries. What a comeback in employment that would mean!


29 posted on 10/07/2012 4:57:32 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well that’s one way of creating a “pipeline” in a NIMBY state.


30 posted on 10/07/2012 5:08:35 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Uncle Slayton

$10/gal gas won’t swing Ca to Repubs.
Sadly, Ca is a lost cause.
Plenty of good conservative people there, but man they are just outnumbered by the rabid leftists.


31 posted on 10/07/2012 5:28:26 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Obama and Carter - two peas in a socialist pod.


32 posted on 10/07/2012 5:35:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2941435/posts?page=1


33 posted on 10/07/2012 5:37:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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WP scrapes bottom of the barrel - it’s such familiar territory for them.


34 posted on 10/07/2012 5:46:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Irenic

I can’t imagine that just everybody buys 300 gallon tanks, either.

You see hundreds of them driving around in the suburbs every day carrying fertilizer and weed killer for lawns. The low-profile is 300 gal and the other is 400.

Also, the license plates might have been stolen. If you are going to steal $4500 this way and get away with it, you have to think smart.

35 posted on 10/07/2012 5:50:41 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Pontiac

The correct word would have been pumped, but that still begs the question........

How was the meter disabled?

I think more money could be made selling that secret. the theft of small 20 gallon increments would go unnoticed at the time.


36 posted on 10/07/2012 5:57:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Uncle Slayton

And the bastard in charge of $5 gas is coming to my neck of the woods in Southern California TODAY...


37 posted on 10/07/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 10/07/12, 30/106 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/21/13))
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To: a real Sheila

I will admit that there are rabid leftist in California, but that is not how you lose California. It is when the middle of the road people have become dependent on government benes, and are scared to venture out into the world on their own.

Government benes = political slave class.


38 posted on 10/07/2012 6:41:39 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Holey cow what a crowd!
39 posted on 10/07/2012 6:46:39 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wonder how long someone could store that much gas. Since its contaminated with Ethanol, they’ll have to move it, because it can go bad just sitting there in a tank.

They could probably move that stuff in as long as it takes to pump it all into vehicles if they sold it for $2.50-$3.00 per gallon(without blowing themselves up).


40 posted on 10/07/2012 6:58:45 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Irenic

Between this and the guy pretending to be a cop for free McDonald’s food... agreed.

Ammo up.


41 posted on 10/07/2012 7:24:04 AM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: a real Sheila
$10/gal gas won’t swing Ca to Repubs. Sadly, Ca is a lost cause. Plenty of good conservative people there, but man they are just outnumbered by the rabid leftists.

At SOME point the blacks and hispanics would abandon somebody who champions $10 gasoline. These are the people who get really hard in this and they aren't totally stupid. I wonder when they start flipping -- $5? $6? $8?

42 posted on 10/07/2012 7:42:42 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was $4.99 yesterday at the station down the street.
Probably be $5.19 by this morning.

Drill here, drill now.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by super7man
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
...they aren't totally stupid...

I think you might get some argument on this observation.

44 posted on 10/07/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“but a cashier recognized the suspicious vehicle and took down its license plate. “

How long does it take to “siphon” 300 hundred gallons of gas?
Why would a observant cashier not use that time to call police.?

They have a video surveillance system and got hit three times?

Roseville is on I80. When was the last time you saw a closed gas station near a major freeway?

If they do close why aren’t the pumps and tanks locked?

Roseville is near Rio Linda.


45 posted on 10/07/2012 8:57:48 AM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: OldPossum

LOL...I struggled to write that clause, then erased it, then put it back in. I’m arguing against myself! Well, maybe gas at $15 or $20 would finally hammer some smarts into the useful idiots and dupes.


46 posted on 10/07/2012 9:53:34 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If I had to suspect who was needing to steal a large amount of gas I would go head to the nearest marina and see who is suddenly fueling up their tanks.

First off California gas is crap, you have problems trying to store it. As far as pumping it from 8’ down they make daphram pumps or sewage pumps as they are called, you can buy them from Graingers with fuel proof rubber.

This is nothing, wait until a tanker truck gets hijacked.

Here in Alaska we also are seeing $.09 a gallon gas, but we are just shutting things down until it stabilizes. Canceling deliveries unless the contractors agree to pay the recent additional delivery charge for fuel.

Even more so people will Escape from California. They made their bed, chose who to sleep with and now they wake up with the smell. boo hoo hoo


47 posted on 10/07/2012 10:17:35 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“flyspecking” eh?

I was hoping to get poop all over it.(grin)

Please pardon me but Romney is a tad too far left for my likes - I will vote for him but I'll have to hold my nose while I do it.

48 posted on 10/07/2012 11:38:44 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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The crime is not that the gas was stolen, the crime was an enormous amount of tax money was stolen, and this will be prosecuted vigorously


49 posted on 10/07/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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