Energy Theft in China (4/12)

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A farmer looks at the oil pump at the Sinopec Petrochemical oil field in Puyang, Henan province, China. Farmers in the area often steal natural gas for cooking and heating. They steal the gas from the pipe-line filling a big plastic bag in an hour. As soon as one finishes filling a bag, another family will fill another bag, it goes on continuously. A bag of natural gas is enough fuel for up to one week...PHOTO BY HI SHE / SINOPIX
A farmer looks at the oil pump at the Sinopec Petrochemical oil field in Puyang, Henan province, China. Farmers in the area often steal natural gas for cooking and heating. They steal the gas from the pipe-line filling a big plastic bag in an hour. As soon as one finishes filling a bag, another family will fill another bag, it goes on continuously. A bag of natural gas is enough fuel for up to one week...PHOTO BY HI SHE / SINOPIX