Skip to comments.Nearly 1,000 gallons stolen from Calif gas station
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 ...
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 dont want to pay the high wholesale price, which reached a record Thursday....."
Steal high, sell low
"....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."...
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.
“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!
‘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...
Reverse that EO that Bill Clinton made by closing that park that had clean coal for mining.
“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.
reverse the rule forcing those 1,000 different blends
reverse the ethanol mandate
Those alone would do a lot of good
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.
came back again during store hours and siphoned 300 more gallons, but a cashier recognized the suspicious vehicle and took down its license plate.
That is pretty darn brazen, isn’t it? Very bold.
This is not a good sign.
Might give them a excuse to call out the national guards in California..
California will be the star domino in the administrations domino effect. They are already on the brink
Well, they supposedly have a license plate number...
I can’t imagine that just everybody buys 300 gallon tanks, either.
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.
And they know it.
That’s one observant cashier...good for him / her. Most of them usually asleep at the register.
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
You appear to be “flyspecking” Romney’s remarks.
You are of course correct. They had to have pumped it out.
Nobody ever put one over on me.
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?
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!
Well that’s one way of creating a “pipeline” in a NIMBY state.
$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.
Obama and Carter - two peas in a socialist pod.
WP scrapes bottom of the barrel - it’s such familiar territory for them.
I cant 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.
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.
And the bastard in charge of $5 gas is coming to my neck of the woods in Southern California TODAY...
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.
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).
Between this and the guy pretending to be a cop for free McDonald’s food... agreed.
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?
I was $4.99 yesterday at the station down the street.
Probably be $5.19 by this morning.
Drill here, drill now.
I think you might get some argument on this observation.
“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.
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.
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
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.
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