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Keeping the farm safe from thieves –…

Not every drone is friendly – some might be “casing” your property. Outback roads and secluded sheds and farm houses provide thieves easy pickings for stealing farm equipment, livestock or valuable fuel for vehicles. In addition to the financial loss and stress farmers go through after a theft, there are also limitations with catching the perpetrators […]

Technology Progression in Fuel Marking – Authentix

Stop Fuel Smuggling Series By: Jeff Conroy, Chief Scientist, Authentix Branded fuel suppliers began to use colorants in the 1950’s as a means to indicate fuel type, grade, or brand in the downstream petroleum industry, and this approach continues with wide-spread acceptance today. As fuel taxes and subsidies came into use around the globe, it was […]

Combat crime at the petrol pump –…

One of the most important aspects of running a service station is the safety of staff, and in such a unique retail environment, the kinds of crimes encountered are also unique. The ‘drive-off’, or petrol theft, costs the industry around $66 million every year. According to the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), industry statistics […]

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Two charged with fuel theft in police…

Kwinana police have caught another two alleged petrol thieves as part of an ongoing operation with local petrol stations to identify and charge repeat offenders. Senior Sergeant Gary Benzies said it was a huge problem all over the country and millions of dollars worth of fuel was stolen every year. Two women from Medina were […]