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 Tuesday


Gas explosion in Fier

Gas explosion in FierA gas well at the Verri village of Fier has exploded this Tuesday. The well has released bigger gas quantities very close to residential homes. 

More than 15 families have left their houses due to the huge amount of gas. Teaching in the “Vasil Shota” high-school also stopped after students started not feeling well.

“Classes were filled with gas and we couldn’t continue teaching”, one teacher says.

Authorities are on the scene and are trying to close the well. 

Comment by Tracie Crespo on Sunday


1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

AP 12 hr ago By JANET McCONNAUGHEY of Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.

The contractor, whose name was not immediately released, was among four maintenance workers on the platform when the accident occurred about 11:10 a.m. Saturday, said Gareth Johnstone, a spokesman for Chevron Pipe Line Co. He said the two other workers were taken to a hospital for what are expected to be minor injuries.

A helicopter brought two people from offshore to meet an ambulance, but both declined to take the ambulance to a hospital after being checked by medics, said Randall Ansley, shift supervisor for Acadian Ambulance.

Johnstone said he did not know what caused the death and injuries.

The platform is part of a natural gas gathering system and the pipeline was shut-in after the accident, Johnstone said.

He said the cause of the accident was being investigated.

Johnstone said a small amount of natural gas condensate was released into the water, but dissipated. Natural gas is being released at the platform to relieve pressure on the line owned by Chevron Midstream Pipeline LLC. Johnstone said containment crews were headed to the platform.

He said he did not know whether the initial release of gas was under water or at the pipeline level.

Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of Louisiana State Police, said Chevron reported the accident to the state about 2 p.m. Saturday.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on September 10, 2014 at 6:46am


Massive blast hits northern Germany chemicals plant

Smoke and flames rise over a chemical waste facility in Ritterhude near Bremen, Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, 2014.
AFP 4 hr ago By AFP

A massive blast rocked a chemicals plant in northern Germany on Tuesday, a spokesman for the fire service told AFP, with no details yet on casualties.

The explosion was heard many kilometres away and several buildings of the factory were on fire, the spokesman said.

Quoting a local police source, Bild newspaper reported that an employee of the factory has been reported missing while one person injured in the blast was being evacuated.

"The houses nearby are certain to have been seriously damaged," Marcus Neumann, a police spokesman told Bild.

The newspaper also said that a building has collapsed.

Inhabitants in the immediate surrounding have been told to close their doors and windows, Radio Bremen said, as witnesses reported thick fumes billowing at the site.

The explosion struck in Ritterhude, a city with 15,000 inhabitants to the north of Bremen.

According to the website of local newspaper Weser Kurier, the chemicals factory belongs to Bergolin, which produces industrial paint.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 8, 2014 at 2:21pm


Three Missing After Blast In Azerbaijani Apartment Block

An explosion has partially destroyed an apartment building in Azerbaijan, leaving at least three people missing.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast in the eastern town of Xirdalan, but officials said it could have been a gas leak.

Eight people, some of them children, were rushed to the hospital after being pulled from the rubble by rescuers. They were searching for at least three more people officials said remained under the debris.

The apartment block houses Azerbaijani refugees from regions occupied by Armenian forces.

Emergency Situations Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov was at the site and urged journalists not to get close to the damaged building.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on September 5, 2014 at 2:35pm

Bosnia races to free 34 miners trapped after quake

The earthquake-hit central Bosnian town of Zenica was also struck by severe flooding in May 2014.


Thirty-four miners remained trapped inside a Bosnian coal mine on Friday after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and caved in two tunnels.

"Of 56 miners that were in the mine, 22 made it back to the surface and 34 are still in the affected zone," said Esad Civic, manager at the Raspotocje mine in Zenica.

"We are communicating with them. They are doing well and have enough clean air to wait for the arrival of rescue teams."

He said two tunnels had collapsed. Earlier reports said only eight people were trapped.

The miners are in a tunnel that was not affected by the gas explosion, around 600 metres underground, according to union leader Mehmed Oruc.

Two miners were injured in the blast and have been taken to hospital in the town of Zenica.

A 3.5-magnitude quake hit at 1430 GMT 53 kilometres northwest of the capital Sarajevo, national BHRT television reported.

"The rescuers are deploying superhuman efforts to save their comrades. We have just spoken with them. They confirmed they are all together and doing well," said Nermin Niksic, regional prime minister.

No other major damage was reported from the earthquake.


Comment by Carlos Ochoa on September 3, 2014 at 7:54am

Gas explosion in Piedras Negras customs office closes South Texas bridge to Mexico

August 31, 2014 

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A four-lane bridge crossing the Rio Grande has been closed after two gas line explosions set the customs and immigration office ablaze in the Mexican community of Piedras Negras.

Local news reports Sunday said firefighters and emergency workers have arrived on-scene in Mexico.

It was unclear how many people were injured, but they were reportedly taken to area hospitals.

Eagle Pass police spokesman Sgt. Orlando Escareno said the source of the leak is unknown. He said U.S. Customs and Border Protectionofficials were directly communicating with their Mexican counterparts.

Escareno added that a two-lane bridge through U.S. Customs to Mexico remains open.

A customs agent in Eagle Pass said she wasn't allowed to comment. South Texas CBP public affairs officers did not return calls seeking comment.

Source:  http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/05cf78982c5349989bbc61...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 3, 2014 at 2:40am


No injuries reported in Lakeland juice plant explosion

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 5:40 PM

There were no injuries Tuesday morning during an explosion at a juice processing plant in Lakeland, according to authorities.

According to Bay News 9 partner newspaper the Ledger, the explosion was caused by a buildup of natural gas.

Lakeland police said the explosion happened at the plant, located at 2090 Bartow Road, just after 7:30 a.m. Officials said 90 workers were in the plant at the time of the blast.

The 200,000 square-foot facility is the Whitlock Packaging Corporation, formerly known as the Juice Bowl Plant. The company bottles juices and teas for major brand names.

People driving by could hear something wasn't right.

"All of a sudden we heard this hissing sound. It was like sssssss,” said Amy Shank, witness.

"There were these loud banging sounds like a furnace,” said Christine Hobbs, witness.

Smoke was spotted rising from the facility a short time before firefighters and police officers arrived at the scene.

The full extent of the damage is unknown but a boiler was blown through a wall, leaving a gaping hole in the facility. The 60,000-lb. boiler was holding 2,000 gallons of water when the explosion happened.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 2, 2014 at 2:36am


Pipeline Explosion Forces Evacuation of Hundreds in Central Mexico

PUEBLA, Mexico – At least 500 industrial workers were evacuated following an explosion in a gas pipeline in San Miguel Xoxtla, a town in the central Mexican state of Puebla, but no one was injured in the blast, emergency management officials said.

A pipeline belonging to state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, exploded Saturday morning, Puebla state emergency management office director Jesus Morales said.

The pipeline runs along the side of a highway that connects the town to Mexico City, Morales said.

Army troops and police brought the fire under control and investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion.

“We do not know if this incident was caused by a clandestine tap, but Pemex is investigating the reason why there was a leak in an exposed pipeline,” Morales said.

Companies operating in the San Miguel Xoxtla industrial zone were evacuated.

Numerous Pemex pipelines are located in the industrial zone.

Flames shot about 20 meters (65 feet) into the sky following the blast, setting nearby pastures and an area used to store tires on fire.

The blaze forced the closing of the Puebla-Mexico City highway for about two hours, officials said.

Theft of fuel from Pemex pipelines, known in Mexico as “milking,” is common, with both individuals and gangs involved in the illegal activity.

A total of 2,523 fuel theft cases were registered in 2013, Pemex said.

Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Sonora, Veracruz and Puebla are the states with the most reported cases of fuel theft via illegal pipeline taps.
Comment by KM on August 31, 2014 at 4:30pm


At least two dead and many more missing as massive explosion destroys four-storey building in Paris suburb 

  • Child, eight, and woman, 80, killed as blast causes building to collapse
  • Blast in Rosny-sous-Bois thought to have been caused by gas leak
  • Five children are feared to be among the 12 trapped beneath the rubble
  • Four people were seriously injured, and ten others hurt in the blast


An eight-year-old child and an elderly woman were killed when a huge explosion destroyed a four-storey building on the outskirts of Paris today.

More people, among them at least five children, are thought to be trapped beneath the rubble of the block after its partial collapse early at around 8am this morning.

The blast was heard across the north eastern suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois, and early indications suggested it had been caused by a gas leak.

Missing: More people, among them at least five children, are thought to be trapped beneath the rubble of the block after its partial collapse early this morning

The town's mayor Serge Denneulin, said: ‘We’ve all been touched by this drama. The body of a woman of 80 has been found, along with an eight year old child, and the search is going on.’

Mr Cazeneuve said a gas leak was an early theory, but added that 'we must be careful’ about rushing to conclusions as the the cause of the explosion.

He said that the 22 people living in the remaining two thirds of the building have been given emergency accomodation as the rest of the structure is at risk of collapse.

Speaking at a socialist party conference in La Rochelle, Prime Minister Manuel Valls began his speech by sending out a 'message of solidarity' to the victims of the explosion. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 29, 2014 at 7:22am


Gas-line explosion causes 
huge fire in Subang



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