In recent months, gas prices in the U.S. have surged to record highs, causing more people to attempt to steal fuel. Thieves are getting more and more bold, sophisticated, and aggressive. Therefore, we are encouraging our customers to develop a security plan to help prevent fraud. No single solution will completely prevent attacks, but careful procedures can significantly reduce the opportunity.

According to motorbiscuit.com, “Mostly, gas thieves were able, on occasion, to steal around $50-60 worth of fuel. But as the price of gasoline and diesel fuel have risen in such huge leaps, it is becoming a more desirable commodity. That means there is a vast market for it, regardless of how it was obtained. The majority of convenience stores that sell fuel; Shell, Exxon, Mobil, and Chevron have the most stations in the U.S.  In most cases, cashiers or store employees are involved in the theft.” Taylor, T. “Thieves Are Stealing Thousands of Gallons of Gas: Here’s How They Do It”, April 11, 2022, accessed September 1, 2022, Thieves Are Stealing Thousands of Gallons of Gas: Here’s How They Do It (motorbiscuit.com)

How to Prevent Fuel Theft

Encore 700 Pulser security cover kit protects against gas theft at the pump. The Encore 700 Pulser Security kits include:

  • 2ea covers
  • 8ea star drive with pin security pan head self-driving screws
  • One kit is needed per dispenser

This should be a good solution for the pulser tampering that has been happening.


Next Steps

Do you want to stop fuel tank theft from your dispensers? Northwest Pump has the solution to get you covered. Protect your dispenser by purchasing one today so your dispenser can’t be broken into! Reach out to our sales team by emailing us at sales@nwpump.com, or call 1-800-452-PUMP to get started.