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 Starr DiGiacomo on February 12, 2018 at 5:23am


Puerto Rico hit with partial blackout after power plant explosion

An explosion at a main power plant in Puerto Rico triggered a blackout across part of the island on Sunday, as officials said several municipalities were without power.

It was not immediately known what caused the explosion, which set off a fire, but areas of the U.S. territory — including parts of the capital city, San Juan — were without power.

“We are trying to restore that as quickly as possible,” the company told The Associated Press.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz tweeted updates on the outage, reassuring the island that no injuries have been reported.

Around 9 p.m., Cruz stated that areas of San Juan — such as Placita and Santurce — have been getting their power turned back on. Just before 10 p.m., the mayor tweeted: “It appears fire has almost totally been extinguished and the cooling phase is beginning. No injured reported.”

More than 400,000 power customers have remained in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico.

The Category 4 storm destroyed two-thirds of the island's power distribution system and triggered up to an estimated $94 billion in damage.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló recently announced that he planned to privatize the state-owned power company, which is $9 billion in debt and relying on infrastructure nearly three times older than the industry average. It would be the largest restructuring of a public entity in U.S. history.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 12, 2018 at 4:15am


5 injured in explosion at Mississauga commercial business

Posted Feb 11, 2018 8:22 am EST

Last Updated Feb 11, 2018 at 9:20 pm EST

Investigators are expected to get their first up-close look Monday at what they describe as a “massive explosion” that sent three people to hospital and partially leveled a building in Mississauga on Sunday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a commercial business in the Hurontario and Dundas streets area at around 7:30 a.m. near TL Kennedy Secondary School.

Heavy smoke was seen billowing out of the building and firefighters worked for most of the day to contain a massive blaze caused by the blast.

A 39-year old man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and is now in stable condition. A 43-year-old woman and a six-year-old boy were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Peel police say a 50-year-old man and a young child were also treated at the scene and released

Mississauga Fire Chief Tim Beckett says the building partially collapsed and neighbouring units sustained considerable damage. Between 50 to 70 people from the area were forced to leave their homes and officials say it’s uncertain at this time when they will be allowed to return.

“We thought it was an earthquake because the whole building was shaking even though it was across the street,” said Debbie Cortez. “I honestly thought a car ran into the building or something. Then we heard the sirens, we came out and we saw all this commotion. It was like a movie. We never expected to see anything like that.”

Late Sunday afternoon, a Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) team arrived on the scene of the blast to assist Mississauga Fire in a search of the collapsed building.

“The HUSAR team is a specialized team that deals with collapsed buildings and things like that,” explained Beckett. “They brought a recon team to assess the scene with our group, more from a due diligence. It’s not that we anticipate there’s people in there but we just want to make sure we’ve taken all the precautionary steps possible.”

The plaza is located near TL Kennedy Secondary School but it’s unclear if the school was damaged in the blast. The Peel District School Board says the school will be closed to all staff and students on Monday as a precaution.

Officials say it’s too early to say what caused the blast. The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate although they likely won’t gain access to the building until Monday.

Hurontario Street is closed in both directions from Dundas Street to Hillcrest Avenue. There is no word on when it will reopen at this time.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 7, 2018 at 8:58pm


3 injured in natural gas explosion at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

MESA, Ariz. - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport officials say there has been a natural gas explosion on airport grounds. 

Mesa fire officials say the explosion occurred south of the air traffic control tower during a transfer of compressed natural gas. 

Three people were injured, including one person who was left with serious injuries, according to Mesa Fire officials. Mesa police say those injured were private contractors working with the natural gas. 

Some people nearby reported hearing a "loud boom" in the area and felt the percussions. 

Police say the explosion has not impacted any airport terminals or flight operations. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 5, 2018 at 1:12am


Four reportedly dead, others injured in gas station explosion

The explosion occurred at a gas station along Ugbor Rd, GRA, Benin, Edo State on Sunday, January 4.

  • Published: 04.02.2018

Four people have reportedly been killed and many others injured in a gas station explosion in Edo state.

According to Instablog9ja, the explosion occurred at a gas station along Ugbor Rd, GRA, Benin, Edo State.

As of the time of the reports, it remained unclear if the fire has been put out or whether any government security agencies had arrived at the scene of the devastating accident.

In a similar occurence, barely two weeks ago, a gas plant located along CMD road in Magodo area Lagos State, also exploded leaving two dead and many others injured.

ALSO READ: Gas explosion leaves 3 dead, 10 injured in Edo

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has urged the media to sensitise the public on dangers of any form of explosion and how to respond in such situations.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 4, 2018 at 7:13pm


BREAKING NEWS: Two injured and 11 homes are evacuated as a 'gas explosion' tears though a residential street

  • Emergency services were called to a home in Bolton at around 2.40pm today
  • Two people - an elderly man and a woman - suffered burn injuries in the blast
  • The man, in his 70s, is now fighting for his life in hospital in Greater Manchester 

A man in his 70s is fighting for his life in hospital after a gas explosion at a home in Bolton.  

Emergency services were called to Rydal Grove in Farnworth at around 2.40pm today and found two elderly casualties. 

It has been reported 11 houses have been evacuated and an air ambulance has also been spotted in the area.

An elderly woman was also taken to hospital with serious burns. 

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance service said: 'We were called at 14:36 to reports of an explosion at a property on Rydal Grove in Farnworth, Bolton. 

'Two elderly patients who have sustained burns have been treated by our clinicians and taken by ambulance to Wythenshaw Hospital. One of the patients, a man in his 70s, is in a serious condition.' 

A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: 'At 14.40pm on Sunday, February 4, two fire engines from Farnworth and Bolton, along with the technical response unit and emergency rescue unit from Ashton under Lyne were called to reports of an explosion in Rydal Drove, Farnworth.

'On arrival at the incident, firefighters found two people had been able to get themselves from the house. Firefighters proceeded to use two breathing apparatus and a gas protege metre to survey the area and ensure no further incidents would occur.' 

An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 23, 2018 at 12:35am


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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 18, 2018 at 6:47pm


At least 12 people wounded in gas explosion in Iran

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 16, 2018 at 3:14am


At least five people injured in massive explosion, building collapse in Antwerp, Belgium

Several people have been wounded after an explosion caused damage to a number of buildings in Antwerp, Belgium. Police believe the incident is not terrorism related.

At least one building collapsed after an explosion rocked the Paardenmarkt area in Antwerp on Monday night. The explosion at the Italian restaurant Primavera was so powerful that it caused damage to three buildings.

At least five people were injured in the explosion, police spokesman Wouter Bruyns told local media, stressing “there are certainly still victims under the rubble.” The five injured are already receiving medical care as emergency services continue their work to rescue trapped survivors.

Police say between 10 and 20 people could have been inside the building at the time of the explosion. Emergency services established contact with three people still trapped under the rubble, as rescue crews continue to work under “extremely dangerous conditions.” Rescue teams deployed canine units and ladder trucks to sniff out and locate the victims.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the blast, which happened shortly after 9:30pm local time. While the cause of the blast has not yet been established, police say the explosion was “certainly not about terrorism.” With terrorism ruled out, the incident was most likely caused by a gas explosion. The Paardenmarkt is located in the center of Antwerp and is known as the city’s student hub.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 16, 2018 at 2:21am


Two die, eight injured in Lagos gas explosion

January 15, 2018

At least two persons were burnt to death and eight others suffered varying degrees of burns in an early morning explosion at a gas plant in Magodo, Lagos.

The Nation gathered that there was a similar explosion at Badagry, but the Director of the Lagos State Fire Service has not confirmed the incident.

Eyewitnesses told The Nation that the Magodo explosion occurred at about 7:00 a.m. from the Second Coming Nigeria Limited Gas plant station located on CMD Road, Magodo, Ikosi- Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state.

The heavy blaze consumed three gas reservoir tanks, a 33,000-litre gas truck, the Administrative Block of Second Coming Gas Company, electricity generating set, gas cylinders and other equipment.

It took about three hours for the heavy blaze to be brought under control by firemen from the Federal and Lagos State Fire Services, as well as officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

An official of the gas firm, who gave his name as Onyekachi, described the value of the property destroyed as “huge.”

Onyekachi said: “There was an explosion and we were called on. On arrival here, we had to put everything under control. Explosion can be caused by anything in a gas plant environment. In a gas plant environment, anything can happen. There were casualties but they were rushed to the hospital by the Federal Road Safety Corp. The property lost is huge.”

According to an eyewitness, the explosion was preceded by the smell of leaking gas on Sunday night.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who arrived at the scene at 11:30 a.m., said the fire was caused by a spark from a vehicle on the road several meters away.

He warned journalists and bystanders to leave the area because of the possibility of another explosion.

Imohimi said: “Those that can be rescued have been rescued. We had two casualties, from what I’ve just been briefed. We still have to evacuate here like I advised LASEMA because there is a possibility of a secondary explosion. LASEMA agrees with me and that’s why we will not stay here for too long for the safety of everyone here.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 15, 2018 at 1:52am


Natural gas line rupture in Geismar leads to explosion and fire


GEISMAR – Crews responded to a reported explosion at a plant on River Road Sunday afternoon.

Sources tell WBRZ no one was injured in the incident at the International-Matex Tank Terminal on LA 75 around 1 p.m. The explosion was reportedly caused by a ruptured natural gas line that caught on fire.

Sources said no one was injured. Flames from the explosion reportedly reached upwards of 100 feet high. Firefighters are attempting to contain the flames.

River Road is closed while emergency crews assist on scene, according to officials at the plant.

An Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed there were no injuries, and no harmful chemicals have been released.

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