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Stealing gas is a bad idea. Using a homemade electrically-powered device to steal gas from other people's cars is a very bad idea.

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Fuel theft is becoming a multi-million dollar business in the UK, according to BBC News. With gasoline and diesel prices topping £6 per imperial gallon ($8.03 per U.S. gallon at the current exchange rate) parked vehicles have been targeted by thieves who siphon the fuel and sell it for profit. Many drivers do not report the thefts because they believe that local police downplay the seriousness of the crime. Authorities, however, deny this claim.

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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 have been 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.

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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.

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