How can I stop my oil being siphoned?

So how can you prevent your oil being siphoned?

A question that is asked daily to the staff over at Top Up Fuels. How can I make my tank more secure? What can I put in place to prevent this from happening?

Well there’s a number of things tank owners can do:

  • Install a monitoring device on your tank – In the event of oil levels depleting rapidly within the tank you will immediately be alerted. You can then alert the appropriate authorities to then deal with the situation directly. Never approach any potential thieves yourself, stay safe at all times.
  • Protect your tank – install security devices or gauge locks, CCTV cameras, security lights, audible alarms, as well as positioning your tank within constant view of your home can help lower the chances of having your oil siphoned.
  • Joining/forming a local watch group that can help to increase awareness of oil crimes – a great example is This organisation actively encourages people to report oil thefts and helps to increase awareness of criminal activity in certain areas. If your village is being targeted you should know about it.

Taking those steps to safeguarding your tank should substantially reduce the chances of your oil being siphoned, however nothing can guarantee your tank from being targeted.

To take the steps above to protecting your tank feel free to give Top Up a call on 0203 0111 232 to see how Top Up Fuels can help safeguard your supplies.