Had a phonecall from one of several hotels that have shown interest in having pellet boilers fitted to replace their old oil fired boilers. They had all their heating oil stolen over the weekend. Over £3000 worth.
Apparently the thieves are getting evermore crafty. It’s thought some follow the tanker lorries to see how much fuel they have delivered to various places and then go back of a night and take it. Where the oil is stored on piers and in plastic tanks they have been known to empty the tank quickly by heating the end of a scaffold pole to red hot and then pushing it through the tank. The oil then runs down the inside of the pipe and into a waiting tank on the back of a van or pickup.
Another reason to switch over to using wood. One less thing to worry about.