How many barrels of oil do you think you could steal in a month, y'know, if you were into that sort of thing? Ten people in West Texas were arrested recently for stealing about $2 million worth of oil and gas condensate and a local sheriff said that the thieves were able to steal 8,000 barrels of oil during a single month. That's good for a lot of trips to the grocery store.
Actually, the thieves were not stealing the fuel to use themselves. Instead, the men stole the barrels and then sold them the "oil and gas to buyers who didn't know of the theft," according to the AP. What, did they say the barrels just happened to fall off the back of a truck? We'll probably learn more soon, as the men were arrested following a seven-month investigation. There's got to be some good information in upcoming court filings.

[Source: AP]
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