Thousands of litres of fuel stolen from Esso pipeline

Esso has shut a pipeline running from its Fawley oil refinery near Southampton for checks after a report that thieves siphoned fuel. It's believed about thirty thousand litres of diesel was taken from the pipeline.

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Pipeline closed in oil theft probe

One the UK's key underground pipelines has been shut down as police investigate whether tens of thousands of litres of fuel have been extracted from it.

It is understood that detectives are investigating whether the 30,000 litres of fuel was extracted from a pipeline running from the Esso refinery at Fawley.

The Midline pipeline was built in the 1980s and runs underground carrying fuel through Wiltshire to the Midlands, including Birmingham International Airport.

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