Police always notice an increase in the theft of heating and diesel oil whenever the price of crude oil rises. This makes oil a more attractive proposition for thieves, who target fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and homes. Thieves may be using the oil for their own central heating or selling it on at a large profit.
Your tank can contain many thousands of pounds worth of oil, so it makes good sense to take a few precautions to protect it. Here are some tips to make life more difficult for thieves: