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Heating oil theft

Higher fuel prices often lead to an increase in heating oil cost, making it a target for thieves. Tanks are then targeted at farms, transport depots and domestic properties.

Regularly check gates and boundaries are in good repair. If you use gates always keep them locked when not in use. You can also:
  • install CCTV and security lighting
  • lock away tools which could be used to access your tank
  • keep your tank in view of a window but difficult to spot by potential offenders
  • restrict access by planting thorny shrubs around your tank
  • consider investing in an oil-level alarm and an anti-syphon valve for your tank.
Find out more out the regulations for storing oil at your home or business.

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