Brian Taylor, 45, first discovered his thirst in 2005.
He was served with an Asbo to stop him guzzling gas, but on December 30th he breached it twice.
Teeside Magistrates' Court heard yesterday how he was arrested after he went to two different petrol stations in the West Dyke Road area of Redcar to satisfy his craving.
He was found with an open container of petrol.
His lawyer accepted he had “taken the drips from the petrol pumps”.
He was given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and told to pay £120.
The chairman of the magistrates said he was disappointed to have him back in court again.