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Sometimes Natural Gas Theft is Hard to Detect in Industrial Areas
Published by “The Buffalo News” news staff writer, Matt Gryta in Energy Theft • 9/29/2009 8:02:41 PM
On 29 September 2009, “The Buffalo News” news staff writer, Matt Gryta wrote an article “Arts dealer admits natural gas theft” and highlighted “Jeffrey M. Weisberg, a widely known Buffalo arts and antique dealer, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony grand larceny charge linked to heating his West Utica Street home and warehouse for years with an illegal National Fuel gas meter…Weisberg, 61, pleaded guilty to a single count of third-degree grand larceny for the theft of the gas service.”

When one reads stories like these, you might ask yourself, “How much gas did Mr. Weisberg really steal before he was caught?” or “How many other commercial, industrial, or residential locations are stealing natural gas and going undetected?” or “How much is this increasing the energy bills for bill paying consumers?” or “Could aerial infrared surveys and analysis have detected this theft sooner?”

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Typically, industrial buildings are not designed for energy efficiency and RecoverIR’s analysis techniques can help identify these types of energy thefts early.