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

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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'"

 

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* 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.

http://zetatalk5.com/index/blog0214.htm

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/18sp2010.htm

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/12mr2011.htm

 

* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/02oc2010.htm

 

* 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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/newsletr/issue008.htm

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[Original post on January 20, 2011]

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

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/19/pennsylvania.gas.explosion/index.h...

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/natural-gas-explosion-philadelphia-...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/caught-on-tape-gas-main-explodes-126...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/15/c_137534127.htm

5 killed, 3 injured in China coal mine gas explosion
Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-15 17:54:27

CHONGQING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Five people died and three others were injured in a coal mine gas explosion in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said on Monday.
The explosion occurred at about 11:45 a.m. Monday at the Liyuanba coal mine in Shihao Town, Qijiang District, according to sources with Chongqing Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd.
The coal mine, which is owned by a subordinate company of the Group, had been shut down before the accident. The blast happened when workers were sealing off the mouth of the pit.
The injured were being treated in a local hospital. An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Monday

https://wtkr.com/2018/10/14/nine-injured-in-natural-gas-line-explos...

Nine injured in natural gas line explosion at Chesapeake home
Posted 6:52 pm, October 14, 2018

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A house burst into flames in the 2500 block of Lofurno Road Sunday evening.
Crews were dispatched at 5:44 p.m. after several calls reporting that a house had exploded. Units arrived three minutes later to find the single-family home suffering from "devastating" damage and on fire. A tree and neighboring house were also on fire.
The Incident Commander immediately called for a second alarm to bring additional resources to the scene.
A natural gas line caused the explosion, according to the Chesapeake Fire Department.
Viewers tell News 3 the "massive explosion" could be felt from blocks away.
News 3's Aleah Hordges spoke with a neighbor next door who helped rescue two homeowners who were inside after the explosion. He said it happened right before his eyes.

"My wife came to help because we love them. I just can't believe what I saw today. My whole house caught on fire and their house blew up; it was a lot to swallow," said Joseph Gandia.
Gandia said he was outside in his backyard when he saw the home burst into pieces and the front door fly across the street after the explosion.
"I just tried my best to run over there and see who was OK and then when I get to the front of their house I seen [sic] Mrs. Faye - the old lady that lives there - who's crippled, just covered in the couch," mentioned Gandia. "She just sits in the recliner all day and everything was on top of her, and I had to pull these big pieces of roof out of the way so I could get to her. She was on fire and we finally got in there and I was able to go ahead to start moving rubble off of her and then other people started rushing in to help me."
According to a 10:45 p.m. updated, authorities said nine people were injured in the explosion. It was originally reported that only three people were hurt in the incident.
The two homeowners were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with critical injuries.
Four adults were treated and released on scene. Neighbors took another adult to Sentara Norfolk with unknown injuries.
Two firefighters were taken to Chesapeake General Hospital with minor injuries.
Firefighters quickly overpowered the fire, which was brought under control at 6:29 p.m. Crews worked with the gas and power company to make sure the scene was safe before the fire was fully extinguished at 8:55 p.m.
Gandia said he would have helped his neighbors all over again, although in fear for his life.
"I know that lady very well and we're a real close community in this neighborhood. I couldn't watch her die and buried under that stuff, so we did what we had to do," he said.

HAPPENING NOW: Officials say crews are hosing away gas on the ground to avoid another explosion. Waiting on gas company to secure the gas line, THEN crews will extinguish any hot spots. Will be out here for a while https://t.co/zEbxtnfbnK pic.twitter.com/uhgZh5uGqV
— Aleah Hordges (@aleahordges) October 14, 2018

The Red Cross is helping the residents of the second home, a family of six, with lodging arrangements after they were told they could not stay in the house due to damage from the explosion. They were not injured in the incident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 10, 2018 at 6:45am
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 9, 2018 at 4:41am

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/08/explosion-reported-at-irving-oils-s...

'Major incident' confirmed at Canada's largest refinery after reports of explosion

Oct 8  2018
Irving Oil confirmed a "major incident" at its refinery in St. John, New Brunswick, after residents reported an explosion at the facility, a critical source of fuel to the U.S. Northeast.
The explosion reportedly rocked the neighborhood around the refinery, which is Canada's largest.
The plant has the capacity to refine 320,000 barrels per day of gasoline, diesel heating oil, jet fuel and other petroleum products

Reuters
Flames are visible at the scene of a major explosion and fire at the Irving oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick October 8, 2018.

Irving Oil confirmed a "major incident" at Canada's largest refinery following reports of an explosion at the facility, a critical source of fuel for the U.S. Northeast market.
The explosion reportedly rocked the neighborhood around the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. It was not immediately clear what facilities at the plant were impacted.

The plant has the capacity to refine 320,000 barrels per day of gasoline, diesel heating oil, jet fuel and other petroleum products. Irving Oil exports more than half of that supply to the United States.
Photos of Irving's Saint John refinery posted to social media showed flames and black clouds against a blue sky. Residents reported that a blast shook homes.
The refinery employs 1,400 workers and is situated on a 780-acre plot in an area with "thousands" of neighbors, according to Irving Oil's website.
Irving Oil tweeted that all employees and contractors have been accounted for. Several contractors were being treated for non-life threatening injuries related to the incident, the company said.

Crude oil and gasoline futures moved higher after the reports.
The refinery is likely the most important in terms of fuel imports to the U.S. Northeast market, according to Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis at Oil Price Information Service.
"We probably import more gasoline from that single refinery than any other single refinery around the world," he said.

Irving Oil did not immediately return requests for comment.

Comment by Juan F Martinez on September 13, 2018 at 11:51pm

BREAKING: Police say there are at least 50 homes on fire after suspected gas explosions near Boston, MA. MORE: https://bit.ly/2MtlhOT

https://www.facebook.com/FOX13TampaBay/videos/242367779787033/

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 4, 2018 at 3:47am

https://www.upi.com/Explosion-at-South-African-munitions-factory-ki...

Explosion at South African munitions factory kills eight

The deadly explosion occurred at a munitions factor located between Somerset West and Strand, east of Cape Town, South Africa. Map by Wikimedia/CC
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- At least eight people were killed by an explosion at a Denel factory in South Africa on Monday Three fire engines and 15 firefighters responded to a report of an explosion at the munitions factory, in Somerset West, which is 30 miles east of Cape Town.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 2, 2018 at 12:38am

https://www.dailysabah.com/europe/2018/09/01/explosion-fire-at-germ...

Explosion, fire at German oil refinery prompts evacuation of 2,000 people

Sept 1 2018

An explosion and blaze at an oil refinery complex in southern Germany injured 10 people and forced the temporary evacuation of around 2,000 people nearby, police said.

Police said the fire spread quickly after a loud detonation was heard early Saturday in the southern German town of Vohburg an der Donau. A huge smoke cloud could be seen miles away.

The cause of the blast at the Bayernoil complex in Vohburg an der Donau, near the city of of Ingolstadt, has not been determined.

The detonation could be heard kilometers away and the subsequent fire spread quickly, sending large plumes of black smoke over the area.

Three of the injured were hospitalized, police said. All casualties occurred on the premises of the refinery.

"Entire exterior walls were knocked down," Bavaria's state interior minister Joachim Herrmann said on visiting the scene.

He said one of the victims suffered serious injuries.

The residents were evacuated due to concerns about the thick smoke. They were allowed to return home when the sky began to clear, about three hours after the initial blast lit up the early morning sky.

Authorities said the cause of the explosion was not known

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 31, 2018 at 4:16am

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/30/ten-imjured-methane-gas-blast/





August 30, 2018 at 5:39 pm

CHICAGO (CBS) — An explosion and roof collapse trapped two workers under six feet of concrete.

CBS 2 is learning new details about what may have sparked the blast

It’s hard to believe that no one was killed inside a water reclamation plant on the far South Side.

2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker has been on the scene for hours and reports on what she’s learned about the cause of the explosion.

The preliminary cause is methane gas. The question is what ignited it? A blowtorch? A cigarette? What sparked the explosion?

A massive explosion Thursday morning at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Plant sent the concrete roof plunging to the ground, landing like a pancake.

Ten workers were inside at the time. Eight managed to climb out and were taken to hospitals. But two were trapped, forcing rescuers to search the rubble.

Getting the second worker was a challenge.

“Buried and entombed. The companies had to dig down six feet and then tunnel away another 20 feet to the victim,” said Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago.

Once they reached him, 30 specially trained rescue responders were called to the scene to free him. Working non-stop for nearly two hours, the man was finally removed from the rubble and eventually transported by helicopter to the University of Chicago Hospital.

Methane gas is naturally released from the sewage that’s treated at the plant. It had somehow built up. But what flame sparked the explosion?

“I cannot tell you if they were using a torch or anything else,” said Alicia Tate-Nadeau of the Office of Emergency Management.

According to OSHA, there are no records of past complaints against the plant.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 22, 2018 at 8:03pm

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/liberty-casting-company-explosion-dela...


Liberty Casting Company explosion: 5 injured at Delaware, Ohio factory

Five people were injured Tuesday in an explosion and fire at the Liberty Casting Company in Delaware, Ohio, officials said. The victims suffered burns to their bodies and facial hair, officials said.

Fire Chief John L Donahue said operations have shut down temporarily at the factory for the investigation. The fire occurred In the foundry area of the factory, but they don't yet know exact location, cause or origin of fire. The fire department will handle the investigation.

All the people injured were third-shift employees, who were scheduled to work through the night. 

Dispatchers took a call for a reported explosion at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, CBS Columbus, Ohio affiliate WBNS-TV reports

Donahue said when firefights arrived at the scene five minutes later, people from the plant said five people were hurt but the fire was out.

This is a breaking story and will be updated. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 15, 2018 at 7:22am

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-colorado-blast/natural-gas-explo...

August 14, 2018 / 4:56 PM / Updated 5 hours ago

Nine hurt as Denver gas explosion levels residential building

DENVER (Reuters) - Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment house, a fire department spokesman said.

People watch as emergency personnel work at a site where a natural gas explosion leveled an apartment building in Denver, Colorado, August 14, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. Chelsea Sheehan/via REUTERS

First responders rescued two victims trapped inside the building, described as a “fourplex,” in Denver’s historic Baker neighborhood, said Denver Fire Captain Greg Pixley.

No one else was believed trapped in the rubble, alive or dead, Pixley said, but firefighters were conducting a thorough search to make sure.

“What we are using now is the cadaver dog ... to help us assure that we haven’t missed anything,” he said. “Our goal is not to find a victim, but to rule out that a victim is not there.”

Pixley said that arson investigators and a crime scene unit was on the scene as part of the investigation and that crews for Xcel Energy Inc (XEL.O), the Denver utility that supplied the building, had shut off all gas lines into the area.

Xcel Energy spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo said by phone the utility was working with the fire department to determine the cause of the blast.

Two people hurt in the explosion were transported to Denver Health Medical Center, said hospital spokesman Simon Crittle. One had severe traumatic injuries while the other’s injuries were not as severe, he said.

Seven other people who suffered minor injuries were treated at the scene, the Denver Fire Department said on Twitter.

A man who lives in the area told Denver television station FOX31 he smelled gas as he was walking to the store, before an explosion sent bricks flying into the street.

The fire department posted pictures of the apartment building on Twitter showing its roof collapsed in the explosion, which propelled wooden beams and other rubble cascading across the sidewalk.

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