An oil field exploded in Basra Iraq [Iraq Oil Report ; Published September 20, 2011]; Comment by Starr DiGiacomo


List of comment about gas explosion, in order of posted time; as of 2011-09-01


1) SOMERVILLE, Ohio, US; "Investigation continues in house collapse"

2) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. US; "Bakersfield resident hurt in natural gas explosion"

3) Pompton Lakes, NJ, US; "Update: Suspected gas explosion levels home in Pompton Lakes [raw video]"

4) Brantford, Ontario, Canada; "Natural gas explosion levelled Brantford house: fire marshal"

5) Warren, MI, US; "City of Warren Home Explosion Underscores Need for Natural Gas Safety"

6) Castleford, West Yorkshire, UK; "Dramatic footage shows huge gas explosion at Yorkshire home"

7) Warren Park, Harare, Zimbabwe; "2 seriously injured in Warren Park gas explosion"

8) Logan City, south of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia; "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house"

9) Herscher, IL, US; Douglasville, GA, US; "This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 22, 2011"

10) "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house" [See 8)]

11) Lakeview, MI, US; "Explosion inside Lakeview house causes fire, couple escapes with minor injuries"

12) Newborough, Victoria, Australia; "Gas blast destroys Newborough garage"

13) Cato, Montcalm, MI, US; "Couple escapes house explosion"

14) Glenrock, Converse, WY, US; "Oilfield explosion claims three"

15) St. Augustine, Fla, US; "Gas Station Explosion Site in St. Augustine now 'Stable'"



* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

We'll be seeing an uptick in unusual home and business gas explosions and I'm trying to locate specific ZT on the matter.  Below is a refresher for the many gas related news articles.



Fault lines, when adjusting, do not just rip apart one day during a dramatic earthquake. They most often creep. Laying gas lines along or across a fault line is asking for an accident of this sort. Fault lines are also seldom so clearly delineated that one can go a mile in this or that direction and avoid their action. Where a slip-slide fault such as the San Andreas will often leave a clear line on the surface, this is only the surface action, not what occurs in the rock layers on either side which can fracture for a long way to either side during any movement. The gas company, or the age of the pipes, will be faulted but in truth the finger should be pointed in many directions. The public, who insist on living at such a scenic spot, is to blame. Officials, who zoned for housing are to blame. The public utility company, for allowing gas lines in the area, is to blame. But this will change nothing, while man continues to live on the San Andreas, even as it awakens. EOZT



The danger from radon gas will not be increased as a result of the pole shift. Radon gas is emitted by rock containing uranium, which is degrading. In normal circumstances, where air can circulate, it is disbursed rapidly as is any methane created by decay of organic material. The danger from these gasses comes from confinement - being trapped in a mine, a basement, or beneath the permafrost. The dangers are well known. For methane, it is explosions. An accumulation of methane gas can be identified by the smell of rotten eggs, or as some have described it, dirty socks or cabbage soup. For radon gas the danger is lung cancer, from the continual exposure to the radioactive air. Radon gas is odorless, and cannot be detected except by specialized equipment not in the hands of the average person.

In that the pole shift, or the Earth changes preceding the pole shift, can fracture rock and release pockets of either gas, survivors should be cautious about huddling in bunkers. You are safer out in the open air, or in a trench you have dug that will allow the pole shift winds to pass over you, but nothing to fall on and crush you. The fact that both methane gas and radon gas can accumulate in the bunkers of the elite is one of the reasons we have stated that they have dug their own graves. EOZT



* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo


Anyone watching the news, for instance the news on the San Bruno explosion in a distribution line close to the San Andreas Fault line, knows that gas in any form is a danger. Oil and gas refineries explode when rigid piping cracks. Oil or gas wells explode when the ground around them moves. And the gas distribution lines running under cities are no exception. They likewise will explode. Gas lines, whether along the street or within a home, are rigid. In some cases automatic shutoff valves can limit the amount of gas available for an explosion by sensing a drop in pressure, but this is always after the fact. The explosion has already occurred. Utilizing gas on a planet prone to earthquakes was a mistake to begin with, but man never thinks of the consequences when striving for modern conveniences. We have advised turning off the gas at the street, though when the street explodes and your neighbor's homes are on fire you are not likely to escape the holocaust. A better alternative is to live in an area where gas is not available, as in your rural safe location where you will be doing a form of camping while gardening. A campfire at night, for cooking and washing and a bit of friendly light before bed. Nothing explosive. EOZT



* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT Answer: It is no accident that the New Madrid fault lies under the Mississippi River near Memphis, as rivers form in lowlands created when land pulls apart, separating the rock fingers and weakening support for the land. Thus, the Ohio River bed also is an indication of where rock fingers will pull apart. Two adjustments in Kentucky, a day apart, are not an accident, but an indication of the speed at which the stretch zone is starting to adjust. Rail lines are frequently an early harbinger of such adjustments, as they run long distances, whereas structures within cities, such as tall buildings, take up relatively little space and have a small footprint. Our warning that imploding cities will be experienced, before the hour of the shift, are in this regard. Be warmed, it will not just be your rail lines and gas and water mains that will shatter and be pulled apart during the stretch. The foundations of your tall buildings will likewise be vulnerable.EOZT



[Original post on January 20, 2011]

Original title: Gas explosion kills 1, injures 5 in Philadelphia




  • The explosion occurred in Philadelphia's Tacony neighborhood
  • The blast killed one utilities worker and injured five other people
  • Some of the injuries are serious

(CNN) -- A gas main explosion in Philadelphia Tuesday evening killed one utilities worker and injured five other people, a fire department official said.

Philadelphia Gas Works employees were responding to a gas main break in the city's Tacony neighborhood when the explosion occurred, fire department spokesman Jim Smith said.

"They were trying to control it and found a source of ignition," according to Smith, who said four PGW employees and a firefighter were among the injured. He said some of the gas workers' injuries were serious.



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Comment by M. Difato on November 25, 2017 at 7:57pm

A gas transmission line ruptured, setting off an explosion and fire around 10 p.m. Monday (Nov 20). The blast exposed about 30 feet of the 22 inch natural gas line, creating a crater 18 feet deep, according to officials.


 Flames could be seen hundreds of feet in the air. Witnesses calling into the WWJ Traffic Center said they could see the flames from as far as 25 miles away. Dana Bush of Orion Township said he could feel the heat off the fire from about half a mile away.

“There’s what looks like a major gas explosion,” Bush said. “It looks like it’s from the Consumers (Energy) regulator plant at Joslyn and Brown Road. I’m here behind the Sam’s Club and I’m a half a mile away from it, the flames are probably 150-200 feet in the air. I can feel the heat from here. You can hear the noise in the background, it sounds like a jet engine.”.."

Comment by jorge namour on November 11, 2017 at 3:31pm

Bahrain oil pipeline blaze brought under control - civil defence

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 /


(Reuters) - Bahraini authorities had brought under control a fire at an oil pipeline caused by an explosion, the civil defence said in a statement on Saturday.

State-run Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) closed the flow of oil to the stricken pipeline, the civil defence added in the statement, published on the interior ministry’s website.

Residents close to the incident near Buri village, some 15 kilometres (10 miles) from the capital Manama, were being evacuated to a safe shelter, the statement added.

It was not clear what caused the blaze but a Reuters witness said there was a large fire which burst the pipeline.

Bahrain relies on the Abu Safa oilfield for the majority of its oil. It shares the field with Saudi Arabia.

Arabian Light crude oil will flow from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq plant via the 115-km new pipeline, 73 km of which will run overland and the rest under the Gulf.


Another video of the FIRES oil pipes in the village of Al - Buri in # _ Bahrain 10_11_2017

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 10, 2017 at 2:55am


Explosion and fire at Desert Whale Jojoba Company, a Tucson factory

Posted: 4:47 PM, Nov 9, 2017

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A late night explosion and fire hurt five people and challenged Tucson Firefighters to put it out.

It happened at the Desert Whale Jojoba Company near 22nd and Aviation.

Jojoba plants are used for cosmetics and shampoo, but the process creates oil and powder. Both can be flammable, and they proved it last night.

It was about twenty minutes to midnight when the explosion and fire broke out.

Six workers were inside, five of them needed hospital treatment.

The building had a sprinkler system, but the explosion seems to have knocked it out.  A gas line broke and added to the fire.

Lordes Trammell heard a boom and rushed to the fire.

She says the whole center of the building had been floated up the roof had been blown off and the center of the building was in rubble. The whole place was blazing red hot."

Fire crews were still cooling the fire throughout the day.

Wreckage shows the force of the explosion.  It blew a metal roll-up door into the street.  On the main structure, you can see a piece of the roof where the force of the explosion flipped it into onto an adjoining building as if it were on a hinge.

To remove any lingering hazards, demolition crews brought controlled destruction to the wreckage the fire left behind, with an eye towards keeping the structure next door safe.

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on November 9, 2017 at 6:05pm

Russia tower block collapses after explosion

As a result of explosion in an apartment building in Izhevsk there are dead video

As a result of the explosion in an apartment building in Izhevsk, at least 1 person was killed, two were injured.

Under the rubble, there may still be people, said the source of RIA Novosti in the MOE.

In the Russian Izhevsk, a part of a nine-storey residential building collapsed at the intersection of Udmurtskaya and 10 October Streets.

It is known that the destruction is large-scale - from the first to the ninth floors. The corner of the building on one side is completely destroyed.

Probable cause of collapse was household gas. Eyewitnesses report that before the caving a loud sound was heard, and also a thick smoke could be seen from the building, but there was no fire.

Source: https://frontnews.eu/news/en/17176/As-a-result-of-explosion-in-an-a...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 1, 2017 at 4:50pm


01 November 2017  Last Updated at 8:41 pm

16 dead, scores scorched as NTPC boiler explodes; CM announces

Lucknow, Nov 1 A massive explosion ripped a boiler in the state-run power giant NTPC's Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district today, killing at least sixteen persons while scores suffered severe burn injuries, officials said.

The NTPC initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured, they added.

Sixteen persons have died while 90 to 100 were injured in the explosion at NTPC's Unchahar plant, UP's Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said.

In a statement, the NTPC said that at around 1530 hrs at unit number six of its Unchahar plant, there was a sudden abnormal sound at 20 meters elevation.

There was an opening in corner number two from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area, the central public sector undertaking said.

It added that around 80 people were rushed to NTPC hospital, most of them were discharged after giving first-aid.

Union Power minister R K Singh, through social media posts, expressed deep anguish at the loss of lives and said that he had directed the NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Gurdeep Singh to rush to the site.

The Unchahar sub-division in Raebareli district is around 110 km from the state capital.

UP's ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that all available ambulances were pressed into action and the additional district magistrate and the additional superintendent of police were on the spot to supervise relief and rescue operations.

Chief Minister Adityanath, who was away in Mauritius on a three-day official visit, ordered that necessary steps be taken for rescue and relief.

The CM has taken cognisance of the Unchahar accident and has directed principal secretary (home) to ensure that all steps are taken for rescue and relief, principal secretary (information) Awanish Awasthi, who is accompanying Adityanath, said.

"The chief minister expressed his condolences over the deaths of workers in the Unchahar NTPC unit and announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the family of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured besides Rs 25,000 for other injured workers," Awasthi said.

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was also despatched to the explosion site from the state capital for relief and rescue operations, an official said.

The explosion triggered panic among the employees who ran helter-skelter.

Such explosions can generate searing heat, an official said.

An injured employee undergoing treatment at a hospital said that a sudden gush of hot gas with contents of ash-like material engulfed him at the NTPC plant.

The man said he was unable to understand what had happened and found himself on a hospital bed with his body scalded all over, when he regained consciousness.

The plant area was cordoned off by the police to facilitate smooth running of ambulances.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed shock and horror at the "terrible tragedy" in her Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli. Conveying her deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, Gandhi urged upon the authorities to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured.

District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri told PTI that 40 ambulances were immediately pressed into service.

Chief Medical Officer, Raebareli, DK Singh along with a team of ten doctors were deployed to carry out immediate treatment to the injured, he said.

He also said that arrangements have been made to bring the serious cases to KGMU hospital and Civil hospital in Lucknow. Some of the injured were being sent to Raebareli, Khatri said.

CMO Singh said that if necessary some of the critical cases could be referred to Delhi by air ambulance.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 1, 2017 at 2:02am


Manholes Explode in Manhattan, Officials Don't Know Why

Con Edison said a manhole fire caused two covers to explode, though there was no electrical work or construction in the area at the time

Two manholes exploded on the Upper East Side early Tuesday, turning an SUV into a charred wreck and ripping up the street but causing no injuries, police say. 

Fire officials initially said one person was hurt in the 8:30 a.m. blasts near an apartment building on East 73rd Street, but police later said no one was injured.

Con Edison said a manhole fire caused two covers to explode, though there was no electrical work or construction in the area at the time and authorities do not know what caused it. Crews are taking apart electrical wires below the street as part of an "autopsy," the utility said.

Authorities shut down 73rd Street between Park and Madison avenues as they worked to clear the debris.

The investigation is ongoing. 


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 19, 2017 at 4:29am


Residents advised to close windows after fire erupts at Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo

A fire erupted late Tuesday at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, blowing plumes of black smoke toward residential neighborhoods.

El Segundo police advised nearby residents to close their windows as firefighters battle the blaze on the west side of the refinery, located just south of Los Angeles International Airport.

ABC-TV Channel 7 reported that the fire broke out after an explosion at the refinery, threatening storage tanks.

Vista Del Mar is closed between 45th Street and Grand Avenue, said the El Segundo Police Department.

Television footage showed flames dying down after about 30 minutes. No injuries have been reported.

According to its website, the facility was built in 1911 and is the largest producing oil refinery on the West Coast, processing more than 274,000 barrels of crude a day.

Fires at such refineries have had implications in the past for gas prices, though it isn’t clear yet if this one would.

Chevron was fined nearly $1 million by the state of California for a major fire in 2012 at a refinery in the Bay Area.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 19, 2017 at 1:25am


Pictured: 60 homes evacuated following explosion in north Belfast

Pictured is emergency services at the scene of a suspected gas explosion in the Farringdon Gardens area of Ardoyne in North Belfast on October 18th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph) 5 5 Pictured is emergency services at the scene of a suspected gas explosion in the Farringdon Gardens area of Ardoyne in North Belfast on October 18th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

October 18 2017

Fire Service crews on Wednesday evening responded to an incident in north Belfast that has caused residents to be evacuated from their homes.

Crews responded to reports of a gas-based explosion in Farringdon Gardens in the Ardoyne area at around 7pm.

Around 60 homes were evacuated as a safety precaution.

They have since been allowed to return to their homes.

Writing on Twitter SDLP councillor Paul McCusker said that the Ardoyne Community Centre had opened to help families evacuated from their homes.

He also said electricity and gas had been cut off from the effected houses to allow crews to carry out the emergency effort.

It is understood that no one was hurt in the incident and the families have since returned to their homes.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 17, 2017 at 10:14pm


2 workers injured in oil tank explosion, fire in La Salle County

Posted: 11:37 AM, October 17, 2017

Explosion reported at energy industry site between Millett, Dilley

LA SALLE COUNTY, Texas - Two people were injured Tuesday morning in an explosion and fire at an energy industry site in La Salle County.

Daniel Mendez, acting chief of La Salle Fire Rescue & EMS, said the victims were transported by air ambulance to San Antonio. Mendez said the victims being airlifted to a hospital "should not be interpreted as injuries having been severe or life threatening." Brad Fisher, Chief Operating Officer, of Carrizo Oil & Gas, which owns the tanks, said the victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

Mendez said the incident was reported around 10:50 a.m. at the Ledwig Ranch between Millett and Dilley.

Mendez said when fire crews arrived, they found several oil storage tanks fully engulfed in flames. He said it appeared "an initial blast at the scene had extinguished itself and that peripheral fires remained."

Firefighters allowed the fire to die down and created an exclusion area of a quarter-mile mile around the tanks.

A new tank was being built where the explosion and fire occurred, but no residual oil was believed to have been in the tank.

The Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will help local fire officials determine a cause.

No residential areas or schools were evacuated.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 16, 2017 at 4:54am


6 rescued, 1 missing after platform explosion in Lake Pontchartrain

KENNER – The Coast Guard New Orleans Division along with the Kenner Police Department are responding to reports of an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain in the Kenner area, Jefferson Parish officials say. 

The Coast Guard says they have a small boat and helicopter responding to the scene. According to The New Orleans Advocate, there were seven people aboard the platform and six have been taken to area hospitals. One person is still unaccounted for. 

Jefferson Parish officials say the explosion occurred around 7:20 p.m. and is north west of Treasure Chest Casino.

Several witnesses told Eyewitness News they heard a big boom and their houses shook following the incident.


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