How Far Will The Gas Crisis Go?

United States
June 7, 2008 8:56pm CST
I live in North Carolina and yesterday in the news, there was a story about some thieves who stole 800 gallons of gas from a station in Charlotte, NC. Apparently, someone had the code to turn on a pump at the station after hours. The surveillance camera caught it all. Numerous cars drove up, one after the other, and filled their tanks. They cleaned out the underground tank. It all happened in the space of about two hours. I felt bad because the station was privately owned by a family who had only had it about seven months. Around four thousand dollars worth of gas was taken. And these gas station owners only make about one cent per gallon in profit. Have you heard of other things like this? This to me was a very bold and desperate thing to do, considering they have those cameras at stations. My prediction is that soon individuals will have the gas stolen out of their tanks at home. What a world!
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• United States
8 Jun 08
I've heard of stories like the one you just told. But, I've also heard of people drilling holes into the gas tank or gas lines of cars to get gas. That can be really dangerous for the people who are doing that, too. And, I would hate to wake up one morning and find that I don't have any gas and an expensive repair as well. I think my insurance will cover that, though. I feel sad for farmers and people who keep tanks on their properties for their equipment who have had their gas stolen. They are just trying to make a living and put food on their table.
@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Jun 08
Not only that, but food on our tables as well. It always comes back to hurt the whole population of consumers, just like shoplifting. It is a crime, and we are all victims.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
9 Jun 08
Yes... what a world indeed. But people are simply reacting to the injustice in this world... and taking matters in their own hands. There is no valid reason for the oil to go up. It is the greedy oil companies who want to increase their profit margin. If our governments world wide don't stop pushing us to the wall... it will come a time where the citizens of the world will revolt against the system. A revolution would not be a bad thing. It would reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. The only ones who won't like it are the rich capitalists.
• Kottayam, India
8 Jun 08
Until the end of the world.
@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Jun 08
They are already stealing out of vehicles parked at home. Some people are drilling into the gas tanks and draining them. I agree that it is almost devastating for the people you mention. Do they suppose it was an employee, or former employee?