In what way is that a car analogy?
The company that makes all the gas was concerned about people stealing gas, so to buy any gas from them, they make you install a specialized tamper-resistant fuel tank in your vehicle. They also install a paired radio-controlled device in your vehicle. And both devices are tied to the VIN of your car, so they cannot be removed or reused in a different car. If you buy a new car, you will need new equipment.
To obtain gas, you go to your retailer of choice, or you call your mail order company up on the phone to order by credit card. Either way, you get a "gas redemption" number.
In order to redeem your gas, you go to the pump, which is equipped with a tamper-resistant spigot. You insert the spigot in the proprietary tank-fill hole on the secure tank, then you enter in the redemption code you purchased.
Once you have entered the code, the spigot is locked into your tank, and the pump delivers a specified amount of two fluids, then ejects the nozzle, the pump and tank are then secured.
The tank is secured in that it is sealed when not fueling, and there is no way to transfer fluids to another tank: the gas has to be used in that vehicle.
Moreover, the tank will not release any gas to the vehicle or allow you to start the car, until you turn on the radio device, and it authorizes your vehicle to access the tank and start.
To help prevent gas theft, there is a feature where the tank itself measures how much fuel remaining that you are allowed to use. If the fuel level is higher than you are allowed to use, for example: if somehow you illegally added fuel without the use of a proper redemption code, then amounts of the two liquids will be mixed together to poison the fuel, preventing it from being used in a vehicle engine, and it will then be burned and released in a controlled manner
Some retailer was able to obtain a supply of the redemption codes at a lower price. A group of entrepreneurs pretended to be ordinary customers and purchased the redemption codes at a discount; they then proceeded to take the codes and resell them to customers in an area where gas is more expensive.
The paranoid maker of all gasoline got extremely upset by this, and decided to invalidate the redemption codes. But they also decided to declare as non-legitimate all gasoline purchased using the codes, so the secure tanks of many customers have declared their entire load legitimate and decided to destroy all their fuel, leaving the motorists stranded.