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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2024
Contact: Alessandra Magnasco, CFCA, Governmental Affairs & Regulatory Director
Telephone: (916) 646-5999

CFCA Responds to
Retail Theft Committee Hearing

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Fuels and Convenience Alliance (CFCA) released the following statement in response to the Assembly Select Committee on Retail Theft’s second informational hearing:

Like so many other businesses in California, theft has become a significant concern for our industry. As convenience store operators, our members have witnessed a significant increase in theft at our stores, resulting in increased costs to our members. Due to the increase in crime, our store owners are now facing non-renewals for our commercial insurance policies, or if available, 300% increases in premiums. This looming insurance crisis poses an existential catastrophe to our industry.

In addition to the looming insurance crisis, our members have also seen a significant increase in fuel theft by organized crime. Advances in technology have made it harder for our industry to combat this type of crime, as Bluetooth and pulser manipulation devices make it easier than ever to steal gas at the pump. We’ve seen other states address this growing issue of organized crime and we call on the Legislature to include fuel theft in its conversation around organized theft.

CFCA is committed to working closely with the Select Committee to explore effective measures that will reduce retail theft and organized crime, protect businesses, and maintain a safe environment for all Californians. Our members are ready to provide valuable insights, data, and experiences to inform the development of policies and initiatives that will make a difference. We look forward to participating in future committee hearings, providing testimony where appropriate, and engaging in open discussions to contribute to practical and balanced solutions.


About CFCA
CFCA is the industry's statewide trade association representing the needs of small and minority wholesale and retail marketers of gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils, motor fuels products, and alternative fuels, including but not limited to, hydrogen, compressed natural gas, ethanol, renewable and biodiesel, and electric charging stations; transporters of those products; and retail convenience store operators. CFCA’s members serve California’s families, agriculture, police and fire, cities, construction, and all consumer goods moved by the delivery and transportation industries.

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