Gas theft – as it exposes others to the risk of loss of health or life – is an offence prosecuted ex officio. This means that anyone who notices gas theft has not so much the right as the obligation to report it to the police.
- a system located at the customer’s location poses a direct threat to life, health, or the environment or
- there has been illegal consumption of fuel gasses, electricity, or heat.
In the event illegal fuel gas collection is dicovered, PSG sp. z o.o. shall charge the perpetrator of the illegal fuel gas collection with a fee calculated according to the guidelines included in the ‘Tariff for fuel gas distribution services and liquefied natural gas regasification services’.
Additionally, a fee is charged for activities related to the discovery of illegal fuel gas consumption according to the rates specified in the above-mentioned Tariff.
People who illegally collect gas are liable under
- the Act of 10 April 1997 – Energy law (i.e. from 2006 Journal of Laws No. 89, item 625, as amended), together with executive acts,
- Act of 6 June 1997 – Criminal Code (Journal of Laws No. 88, item 553, as amended), and
- Act of 23 April 1964 – Civil Code (Dz. U. No. 16, item 93, as amended).