Two men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the theft of more than 30,000 litres of fuel from a West Wellow pipeline

Daily Echo: Men arrested in connection with pipeline fuel theft Men arrested in connection with pipeline fuel theft

TWO men have been arrested in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of litres of fuel from one of the country’s main underground oil pipes.

The men, aged 32 and 34, were apprehended in Salisbury last night and arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal fuel from Esso.

As reported by the Daily Echo, it comes after a major investigation was launched into what has been described as a “sophisticated” plot to siphon diesel - thought to involve more than 30,000 litres.

The Daily Echo understands that the fuel may have been extracted from a pipeline running from Esso Fawley Refinery.

That major pipe runs north by MOD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire and extends as far as Seisdon in Staffordshire and Birmingham International Airport.

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1:55pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

I suppose they will throw the book at them now whereas if someone siphons off £50k in a fraudulent benefit claim the police are not even involved and they get slap on the wrist
I suppose they will throw the book at them now whereas if someone siphons off £50k in a fraudulent benefit claim the police are not even involved and they get slap on the wrist bigfella777
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2:47pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Dready84 says...

Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud?
Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud? Dready84
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3:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

southamptonadi says...

Dready84 wrote:
Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud?
Ringwood
[quote][p][bold]Dready84[/bold] wrote: Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud?[/p][/quote]Ringwood southamptonadi
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3:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

southamptonadi says...

Dready84 wrote:
Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud?
Ringwood
[quote][p][bold]Dready84[/bold] wrote: Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud?[/p][/quote]Ringwood southamptonadi
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3:57pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Dready84 says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Dready84 wrote:
Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud?
Ringwood
Close enough :-)
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dready84[/bold] wrote: Ummm...bigfella777, wasnt there a story the other week about a couple from Southampton who had just been imprisoned for £70k of benefit fraud?[/p][/quote]Ringwood[/p][/quote]Close enough :-) Dready84
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4:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

espanuel says...

30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.
30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area. espanuel
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4:45pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Malcombe says...

Thieving Gits if there was odds on who did it in the Bookies not being a Gambler myself but for once I would break my rules I'd put a bet on the 2 arrested are from Europe or the Middle East, if I was asked did I want fuel cheap I would be very suspicious who wouldn't what a risk to take
Thieving Gits if there was odds on who did it in the Bookies not being a Gambler myself but for once I would break my rules I'd put a bet on the 2 arrested are from Europe or the Middle East, if I was asked did I want fuel cheap I would be very suspicious who wouldn't what a risk to take Malcombe
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5:25pm Mon 21 Apr 14

housewife says...

30,000 litres - at Petrol pump price around £50,000
ie less than Maria Miller was allowed to not pay back from her dodgy expenses
One rule for the politicians, one rule for the rest of us.
30,000 litres - at Petrol pump price around £50,000 ie less than Maria Miller was allowed to not pay back from her dodgy expenses One rule for the politicians, one rule for the rest of us. housewife
  • Score: 5

7:34pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Reality-man says...

espanuel wrote:
30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.
Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: 30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.[/p][/quote]Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful Reality-man
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7:42pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Niel says...

housewife wrote:
30,000 litres - at Petrol pump price around £50,000
ie less than Maria Miller was allowed to not pay back from her dodgy expenses
One rule for the politicians, one rule for the rest of us.
And most of that is tax in one form or another...
[quote][p][bold]housewife[/bold] wrote: 30,000 litres - at Petrol pump price around £50,000 ie less than Maria Miller was allowed to not pay back from her dodgy expenses One rule for the politicians, one rule for the rest of us.[/p][/quote]And most of that is tax in one form or another... Niel
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8:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

george h says...

Reality-man wrote:
espanuel wrote:
30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.
Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful
Around 24 tonnes.

Less than a tanker load.

Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: 30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.[/p][/quote]Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful[/p][/quote]Around 24 tonnes. Less than a tanker load. Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater. george h
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9:54pm Mon 21 Apr 14

2010chappy says...

george h wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
espanuel wrote:
30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.
Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful
Around 24 tonnes.

Less than a tanker load.

Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater.
Would be if it was right, 30 cubic metre is actually a box, 4 x 2.5 x 3 (or 13' x 8' x 10' approx.)

You are about right with the weight, and a tanker holds around 50,000 litre I believe.

So it didn't need a huge area to store it, you would probably get 3 of these in your standard garage.
[quote][p][bold]george h[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: 30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.[/p][/quote]Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful[/p][/quote]Around 24 tonnes. Less than a tanker load. Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater.[/p][/quote]Would be if it was right, 30 cubic metre is actually a box, 4 x 2.5 x 3 (or 13' x 8' x 10' approx.) You are about right with the weight, and a tanker holds around 50,000 litre I believe. So it didn't need a huge area to store it, you would probably get 3 of these in your standard garage. 2010chappy
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10:10pm Mon 21 Apr 14

derek james says...

bigfella777 wrote:
I suppose they will throw the book at them now whereas if someone siphons off £50k in a fraudulent benefit claim the police are not even involved and they get slap on the wrist
it's the evasion of excise duty they don't like , probably get slaughtered although if from eastern europe a slap on the wrist
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: I suppose they will throw the book at them now whereas if someone siphons off £50k in a fraudulent benefit claim the police are not even involved and they get slap on the wrist[/p][/quote]it's the evasion of excise duty they don't like , probably get slaughtered although if from eastern europe a slap on the wrist derek james
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11:46pm Mon 21 Apr 14

gristle says...

Not big news, it happens in Africa all the time.
Not big news, it happens in Africa all the time. gristle
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12:59pm Tue 22 Apr 14

espanuel says...

2010chappy wrote:
george h wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
espanuel wrote:
30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.
Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful
Around 24 tonnes.

Less than a tanker load.

Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater.
Would be if it was right, 30 cubic metre is actually a box, 4 x 2.5 x 3 (or 13' x 8' x 10' approx.)

You are about right with the weight, and a tanker holds around 50,000 litre I believe.

So it didn't need a huge area to store it, you would probably get 3 of these in your standard garage.
It should have read, 6mtrs long x 5mtrs wide x 1mtr deep = 30 sq. cubic metres. = 30.000 litres.
[quote][p][bold]2010chappy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george h[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: 30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.[/p][/quote]Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful[/p][/quote]Around 24 tonnes. Less than a tanker load. Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater.[/p][/quote]Would be if it was right, 30 cubic metre is actually a box, 4 x 2.5 x 3 (or 13' x 8' x 10' approx.) You are about right with the weight, and a tanker holds around 50,000 litre I believe. So it didn't need a huge area to store it, you would probably get 3 of these in your standard garage.[/p][/quote]It should have read, 6mtrs long x 5mtrs wide x 1mtr deep = 30 sq. cubic metres. = 30.000 litres. espanuel
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1:43pm Tue 22 Apr 14

kiddynamite says...

fair play to them. We have been being robbed blind by the oil company's and the gov so who cares?????
fair play to them. We have been being robbed blind by the oil company's and the gov so who cares????? kiddynamite
  • Score: 1

1:55pm Tue 22 Apr 14

sass says...

espanuel wrote:
2010chappy wrote:
george h wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
espanuel wrote:
30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.
Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful
Around 24 tonnes.

Less than a tanker load.

Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater.
Would be if it was right, 30 cubic metre is actually a box, 4 x 2.5 x 3 (or 13' x 8' x 10' approx.)

You are about right with the weight, and a tanker holds around 50,000 litre I believe.

So it didn't need a huge area to store it, you would probably get 3 of these in your standard garage.
It should have read, 6mtrs long x 5mtrs wide x 1mtr deep = 30 sq. cubic metres. = 30.000 litres.
So, not round cubic metres then? And it's not area, it is volume!
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2010chappy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george h[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: 30 cubic metres that is quite a big area to store that amount. (6x5) metre area.[/p][/quote]Thanks for giving us an example of 30 cubic metres. Useful[/p][/quote]Around 24 tonnes. Less than a tanker load. Although 30,000 litres makes it sound much greater.[/p][/quote]Would be if it was right, 30 cubic metre is actually a box, 4 x 2.5 x 3 (or 13' x 8' x 10' approx.) You are about right with the weight, and a tanker holds around 50,000 litre I believe. So it didn't need a huge area to store it, you would probably get 3 of these in your standard garage.[/p][/quote]It should have read, 6mtrs long x 5mtrs wide x 1mtr deep = 30 sq. cubic metres. = 30.000 litres.[/p][/quote]So, not round cubic metres then? And it's not area, it is volume! sass
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2:59pm Tue 22 Apr 14

espanuel says...

I always thought cubic was a cube? and you are right it is volume.
I always thought cubic was a cube? and you are right it is volume. espanuel
  • Score: -1

4:47pm Tue 22 Apr 14

forest hump says...

kiddynamite wrote:
fair play to them. We have been being robbed blind by the oil company's and the gov so who cares?????
Try the Government, not the oil companies. They take 80p per litre.
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: fair play to them. We have been being robbed blind by the oil company's and the gov so who cares?????[/p][/quote]Try the Government, not the oil companies. They take 80p per litre. forest hump
  • Score: 3

5:29pm Tue 22 Apr 14

espanuel says...

forest hump wrote:
kiddynamite wrote:
fair play to them. We have been being robbed blind by the oil company's and the gov so who cares?????
Try the Government, not the oil companies. They take 80p per litre.
You totally correct. People have ago at the oil companies without knowing the facts. We got it all the time when I worked there and other employees so you get cheap petrol/diesel because you work there. It got quite boring in the end.
Have a nice day.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: fair play to them. We have been being robbed blind by the oil company's and the gov so who cares?????[/p][/quote]Try the Government, not the oil companies. They take 80p per litre.[/p][/quote]You totally correct. People have ago at the oil companies without knowing the facts. We got it all the time when I worked there and other employees so you get cheap petrol/diesel because you work there. It got quite boring in the end. Have a nice day. espanuel
  • Score: 3

8:45pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Turtlebay says...

6,600 gallons.
6,600 gallons. Turtlebay
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