An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 barrels of oil is stolen every day in Indonesia. The oil is siphoned from pipelines by illegal taps, according to an energy think tank in the country.
In the Southern Sumatra district of Bayung Lencir, 373 cases of oil theft have been reported in the first 9 months of 2012. In 2011, there were a total of 158 reported oil theft cases.
Source: Amahl S. Azwar, “Govt criticized for inaction on rampant oil theft,” Jakarta Post, October 9, 2012.