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 Wednesday


No one injured following gas line explosion near Spearman

No one was injured following a gas line explosion just outside of Spearman Monday night.

The explosion happened in an open field about a quarter mile south of County Road W on TH 207 just before 11 p.m. Monday night, causing a fire to ignite, according to the Spearman Police Department. The explosion caused a sonic boom that rattled windows in Spearman. Flames shot up about 100 feet into the air. The fire burned for less than two hours after the initial explosion before it was called under control.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated by DCP Energy, who is the owner/operator of the pipeline. According to Spearman Police Chief Lance Swan, DCP aid they would wait until all residual gas had burned out of the line before going in to thoroughly investigate the cause.

In the Tuesday morning hours, small flames could still be seen burning deep in the hole that was caused by the explosion. Those flames were "pretty well" extinguished by about 11 a.m.

on Tuesday, Swan said. Swan said no injuries were reported and there was no damage, except to the pipeline and surrounding pasture

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 2, 2017 at 4:10am


Gas well facility explosion rocks Washington County neighborhood

Updated: 7:18 PM EST Jan 1, 2017

Pittsburgh's Action News 4's David Kaplan reports from Somerset Township where an explosion and fire occurred Sunday afternoon at a gas well facility owned by Rice Energy.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 29, 2016 at 1:58am


Four missing after building explosion in Rome

16:22 CET+01:00
Four people are missing after a two-storey building exploded in Acilia, an area in southwest Rome, on Wednesday afternoon.

A man and a 68-year-old woman were pulled alive from the rubble of the collapsed building. Both are seriously injured and were transported by air ambulance to hospitals in the capital.

Four people, including a mother and her daughter, are still missing, Il Messaggero reported.

A 68-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman have also not yet been found, Ansa reported.

The explosion is believed to have been caused by a gas leak in an apartment on the top floor.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 28, 2016 at 1:47am


Explosion Reported At Aerospace Company In Cleveland, OK

Posted: Dec 27, 2016 5:39 PM EST Updated: Dec 27, 2016 6:52 PM EST

CLEVELAND, Oklahoma -

Emergency crews are responding to reports on an explosion at an aerospace company near Cleveland, Okla.

First responders were called out to the scene at the ICES corporation, located near US Highway 64 and Highway Dr., along the line between Osage and Pawnee counties. ICES manufactures custom aircraft parts, according to the company's website.

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. Authorities say two employees were injured, but the severity of their injuries is not yet known.

Crews were called to the plant around 2 p.m. As of 5 p.m., smoke continues to pour from the building and flames remain visible inside. Witnesses at the scene say they've been told the building will be a total loss.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 27, 2016 at 11:48pm


Gas pipeline explosion in Baku

Dec 27 - 11:10 am

The explosion occurred at 10:00 am local time in one of main gas lines in Baku's Sangachal, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations said, adding that the explosion occurred in 43rd km of Baku-Alat road. 

After explosion, a fire broke out in the pipeline. Manpower and equipment of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations were involved in the scene.  

According to SOCAR, no one has been injured.

Currently, the line is localized, natural gas pumping is stopped and preparatory works are underway for repair.

Comment by jorge namour on December 25, 2016 at 12:44pm

Giant fire breaks out in Haifa gas refinery - ISRAEL

Published: 25.12.16 , 10:39

Forty fire fighting crews work to contain and extinguish giant conflagration engulfing a gasoline refinery in Haifa Bay; no injuries reported; fire services say flames not under control as they battle to prevent it from spreading to nearby gas tanks, but manage to reach roof of container and register 'significant relaxation.'


Forty firefighting crews were called from all over the country to Haifa Bay on Sunday morning after a gasoline refinery burst into flames, threatening to spread throughout the vicinity and sending plumes of smoke into the northern skies.

According to Magen David paramedics, there were no injuries reported immediately after the incident. However, resident of Kiryat Haim and Kiryat Motzkin are being urged to remain inside and close their windows.

Fire services reported that their priority was to contain the giant conflagration in order to prevent its spreading to other gas tanks.

“The incident involves one thousand cubic meters of gasoline. The fire is not under control,” the fire services said.

Shortly after 11:30am, firefighters managed to reach the roof of the burning refinery and pour foam on it from multiple directions. They described the progress as “a significant relaxation.”

However, full control over the fire had still not yet been attained as the flames continued to rage.

FROM A LINK TRADUCED: Israeli media about the number of casualties following the leakage of chemicals area hotels in the Israeli city of Eilat and the evacuation of four wounded.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 23, 2016 at 7:08am

Explosion At Chemical Plant; No Injuries Reported

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The factory, after the explosion.

Emergency crews were on the scene mid-day Thursday of an explosion at a chemical plant off State Street near the Hamden border in the Cedar Hill neighborhood.

The explosion was reported at around 11:30 a.m. at the former H. Krevit & Co., now known as Chlor-Alkali, at 73 Welton St.

It was originally reported as a hydrogen gas explosion. Then it turned out the explosion stemmed from a natural gas leak in a pipe connected to a heating unit inside the plant had exploded, officials said. Then, later Thursday, officials backtracked again. Now they’re saying they don’t know exactly what happened yet. Representatives of the state fire marshal’s office and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection arrived to help find answers.

The explosion ripped out a back wall. It blew debris onto the Amtrak train tracks, temporarily stopped service to Hartford until crews cleared the wau.

The Chlor-Alkali building was evacuated, and everyone got out safely, according to Fire Chief John Alston Jr.

The explosion also ruptured a container that had sodium bisulfate in it, Alston said. The fire department’s hazmat crew entered the building and determined that the chemical was confined to a pit around a storage container.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency cited the company in 2011 for failing to have a risk management or spill management plan in violation of the Clear Air Act. The company had to pay a $12,626 penalty and buy $36,056 of emergency response equipment for the fire department.so it could deal with chemical emergencies — like the one on Thursday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 15, 2016 at 3:54am


5 hurt, 2 critically, in Kan. oil-drilling explosion

The medical conditions of the victims were not immediately available

Associated Press

SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. — Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a western Kansas oil field explosion that injured five workers, two of them critically.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday the previous day's accident near Sharon Springs in Wallace County happened while workers were performing a drill stem test.

The medical conditions of the victims, who according to OSHA were affiliated with Wichita-based Murfin Drilling Co., were not immediately available Tuesday.

Phone messages that The Associated Press left with Murfin were not immediately returned.

Fire Chief Jay Sharp said crews were working when gas made its way onto the deck floor of a warming hut, which included running heaters.

Sharp said responding firefighters managed to put the fire out quickly.

OSHA said in a statement that Murfin Drilling has been cited by the agency seven times since 2006, including a fatality investigation in which a worker was killed when struck by material on a job site in March 2008 near Great Bend, Kansas.

Murfin's website said the family-owned, 90-year-old company operates oil rigs in the western half of Kansas, southwest Nebraska, eastern Colorado and Oklahoma's Panhandle, with its operations comprising more than 1,300 wells

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 5, 2016 at 7:28am


32 killed, 149 rescued after gas explosion in N. China

CNTV, December 4, 2016

At least 32 people are dead after a gas explosion at a coal mine in the city of Chifeng in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Saturday.

32 killed, 149 rescued after gas explosion in N. China 

149 people have been rescued. The municipal government of Chifeng has dispatched hundreds of police officers and medical staff to the site. A base for rescue operations has been established and authorities are reaching out to the families of the victims.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 2, 2016 at 2:31am


Italian oil refinery erupts in flames sending fireball into the air after massive explosion

another link


Italian refinery in flames after explosion 

Pavia, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) A massive blaze broke out after an explosion on Thursday at a refinery near the northern Italian city of Pavia belonging to oil and gas giant Eni. There were no immediate reports of casualties at the refinery, which is one of the largest in Italy the fire broke out at 4 p.m. (local time)...
Fire and emergency services were scrambled to the refinery in the town of Nazaro de Burgondi, where the fire broke out at 4 p.m. (local time)

Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing above the surrounding area, which eyewitnesses filmed and posted to social media.

“The fire is currently being extinguished,” Eni said in a press statement 

“No damage to people has been registered. The causes of the fire are being determined,” the statement added.

Workers were ordered into bunkers at the plant.

In a message on its Facebook page, the local council advised residents to stay in their homes or to seek shelter in the nearest closed location.

Roads around the refinery were closed to traffic and police and staff from Italy’s civil protection agency were deployed to the area.

and another in Wyoming


Compressor station explodes near Clark

Thu 2:50 PM, Dec 01, 2016

CLARK, Wyo. (AP) — There are no injuries after a compressor station near the community of Clark in northwest Wyoming exploded.

Clark firefighter Dave Hoffert says the facility owned by Windsor Energy exploded Tuesday night.

Hoffert says that the building housed the natural-gas-fired boiler to heat crude oil exploded.

He says the only explanation for the explosion is a natural gas leak ignited due to some sort of electrical malfunction.

Although most of the steel siding was blown off and the shed's roof crumpled, the boiler and equipment in the shed remained intact.

Hoffert says damage was relatively minor.

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