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Fuel stations in the UK are increasingly witnessing fuel theft due to the sharp rise in prices. This is evidenced by research conducted by the British Petroleum Security Guild, which fights crime at pumping stations. According to the organization, thefts rose to their highest levels since measurements began in 2015.
Fuel prices rose at the strongest pace in more than two decades in August, the British Automobile Club (RAC) said. British motorists therefore spend much more to fill the tank. Average costs rose by more than 4 pounds last month, equivalent to 4.70 euros per refueling.
The British Petroleum Security Association divides fuel theft into two categories. In one category, a motorist intentionally drives away without paying for fuel. In the other category, motorists who refueled say they do not have enough money to pay and that they would return, but they do not. The latter category represents about two-thirds of fuel thefts.
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