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 Monday


Updated: 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 | Posted: 6:13 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

1 dead in feed mill explosion in Rockmart


One person was killed and several others were injured when an explosion hit a feed mill in Rockmart early Sunday morning.

The Rockmart City Manager told Channel 2’s Steve Gelhbach that one person was killed, one flown to Grady Memorial Hospital, two taken to a local hospital, two people to another local hospital and two other people refused treatment.

The coroner confirmed the victim is 25-year-old Justin Deems.

Justin Deems' mother, Rita Deems, says her son was a husband for only six months before his death.

“From what we believe to be a natural gas explosion of some type within the structure," said Tony Brazier.

Other employees and former workers tell us it may have been a dust explosion from fine particles from the corn and grain stored at the facility and used to make the feed. All of the particles could have ignited.

Eight people were working overnight at the time of the explosion.

Several residents called Channel 2 reporting that they felt the explosion from the JCG feed mill around 2:30 a.m.

"I thought it was a sonic boom. That's the first thing that came in my mind, or an earthquake. I had no clue what it was," said Denise Wilson, who works near the feed mill.

Deems says the explosion shook her house just a mile and a half away in Polk County.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Sunday


Biodiesel plant explosion in Spain kills two, seriously injures one

Source: Xinhua   2016-02-07 05:16:58

MADRID, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and another seriously injured in an explosion in a biodiesel plant in the town of Algemesi in east Spain on Saturday.

The explosion happened around 11:00 a.m. local time in an industrial estate on the outskirts of Algemesi, 33 km south of Spanish port city Valencia.

The two victims were workers who were reportedly to be in their 40s, while the injured person had burns on 80 percent of his body, according to Marta Trenzano, the mayor of Algemesi.

The cause of the explosion has not yet been found. Some believe the accident could be caused by people soldering a storage silo, which contained residual flammable gas.

Local authority has declared Monday as a day of mourning for the victims.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 3, 2016 at 11:42pm


Explosion at refinery in Iran’s Lavan Island after gas leak

A gas leak caused an explosion at a refinery in Lavan Island in southern Iran on Wednesday, the Fars news agency reported, a day before the launch of six new projects there.

The incident caused no casualties, the agency said, but the launch of the projects had been cancelled after the explosion.

Lavan Island has one of the major export terminals for crude oil in Iran.

“The incident happened due to a gas leak in a new petroleum refining unit that was supposed to be launched tomorrow,” Iran’s deputy oil minister, Abbas Kazemi was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA on Wednesday.

The oil ministry’s news agency, SHANA, reported that compressor failure at the refinery was to blame for the explosion, and that it would be fixed in next 10 days.

The agency said the explosion had only affected a small part of the refinery and the rest was operational.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 2, 2016 at 6:46pm


Henrietta house explosion likely caused by broken gas line

12:36 p.m. EST February 2, 2016

Firefighters and the two elderly residents of a Henrietta home on Tuesday morning narrowly escaped an explosion that may have been caused by a broken gas line.

No one was injured in the blast which occurred just moments after firefighters arrived at 134 Buckley Place about 8:20 am.

Henrietta Fire Chief Jim Comstock said the couple who lived in the home called 911 to report the odor of gas in the house and were waiting outside for firefighters when they are arrived.

Firefighters could smell gas and could hear a hissing sound indicative of a gas leak, and began to walk the couple up the street as a safety precaution. They were only about 40 feet away — standing in the road outside the home — when the house blew up.

Comstock said witnesses described the explosion as the roof blowing off, the sides collapsing in, and the roof falling back down on the walls.

“I could have lost a whole crew of firefighters here, we could have lost the people in the house. It's an unfortunate incident but it could have been a lot worse for everybody.”

Henrietta Fire Chief James Comstock

“I could have lost a whole crew of firefighters here, we could have lost the people in the house, Comstock said. "It’s an unfortunate incident but it could have been a lot worse for everybody.”

Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. spokesman Richard Meier said the company had several crews on scene and wasworking with firefighters. An army of RG&E vehicles were on the scene, including a backhoe for digging through debris.

Neighbors from several blocks away said they heard and felt two explosions, and could feel their houses shake and windows rattle.

"I was eating breakfast and the house shook and the windows shook. It was a loud explosion," Harley Dixon said. "I thought it was my house."

He and Art Keeler, who lives next door to 134 Buckley Place, said his "knees shook" when he felt the explosion. Other neighbors said there were children waiting for a school bus 30 feet away just moments before the explosion occurred.

Both men said they were told the explosion might have been caused when one of the tenants of the home struck a gas pipe outside the house with a vehicle. Comstock and Monroe County Fire Coordinator Sam DeRosa, however, said the cause of the explosions is still under investigation.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 1, 2016 at 10:42pm


Gas explosion in a bar causes the wounding of 30 people (PHOTOS) - See more at: http://www.balkaneu.com/gas-explosion-bar-wounding-30-people-photos...
pogradec ibna

Tirana, 1 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

At least 30 people have remained wounded on Monday afternoon (01.02) in the southeast of the country, after being involved in an incident taken place while they were inside of a bar-restaurant, IBNA reports quoting official sources from local police.

The event took place in a bar owned by Dashamir Muca in the village of Dardhas, a few kilometers outside of the city of Pogradec.

A gas deposit which was used for heating, has exploded in the bar premises, by causing burnings of different degrees to 30 people who were present at that moment.

The majority of the wounded are aged 16 to 30 years old.

The images that IBNA brings you shows the moments after the incident.

Two ambulances reached the scene, but the large number of wounded people forced the residents of the area to rush them to hospital with their own vehicles.

22 of the wounded persons have been sent for a better treatment to the capital, Tirana. At least six of them are in a life threatening state with burnings of a high degree.
The head of the State Technical Inspectorate, Gazmend Osmani said that an investigation has started on the event. Several inspectors have reached the scene to discover the causes of this dramatic explosion. /ibna/

- See more at: http://www.balkaneu.com/gas-explosion-bar-wounding-30-people-photos...
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 1, 2016 at 5:15pm


Explosion Damages Gas Pipeline Near Kirkuk

By iraqidinarnewstoday | February 1, 2016

An explosion on Friday has damaged a section of the pipeline that supplies gas for about half of the electricity generation in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The KRG’s Interior Ministry said an investigation was underway to find the cause of the explosion near the district of Shwan.

The pipeline feeds gas from the Khor Mor field to two power plants in the Erbil and Sulaimaniyah provinces.

According to BasNews, there were no casualties reported.

Comment by SongStar101 on January 29, 2016 at 10:20am

DANGER! Los Angeles Gas Well Leak "OUT OF CONTROL" - Entirely lost control of entire gas field, leaks everywhere!"


A catastrophic disaster is now taking place outside of Los Angeles endangering hundreds of thousands of people. officials say they have "entirely lost control of the entire (gas) field" meaning explosive methane gas is now leaking from "many places."  Workers at the scene of the Porter Ranch gas field in the Aliso Canyon say some of the leaks are so loud, the hissing sound can be heard 1/2 mile away.

If this continues, multiple massive explosions are very likely to take place once the methane comes into contact with the pilot light of a stove, or hot water heater.  This could set off "rolling explosions a few hundred feet in the air, knocking down all the houses and buildings nearby as it goes!"

Worse, toxic benzene is now also confirmed to be coming out of the ground and entering the atmosphere in such large quantities, that people can be killed merely from walking through it.  Benzene can be absorbed through the skin.  Once a sufficient amount enters the body, there is no treatment and no cure; all the person can do is wait to die. 

The graphic below was made from actual measurements of Benzene; the higher the red color goes, the worse the concentration.  Fatal levels are the highest ones near the well and gas field.

The photo at the top of this article shows the explosive gas cloud over hundred of homes as part of it blows toward downtown Los Angeles.  If this detonates, the destruction and carnage will be unimaginable.

The Leak: The largest natural gas leak ever recorded is happening now in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. The leak is from an old oil well being used to store natural gas under high pressure.  It is the largest natural gas storage facility west of the Mississippi.

A pipe inside the well has cracked and so much gas is gushing out:

• It’s increasing California’s emissions by 25%
• 10,000 local residents have been evacuated, up to 5 miles away from the leak
• Planes aren’t allowed overhead for fear they’ll blow up

The leak first started in October and the company responsible says it can’t be fixed until March.

The Researchers: Boston University Professor Nathan Phillips and Bob Ackley of Gas Safety drove a high precision GIS-enabled natural gas analyzer down the roads around the gas leak (Jan. 8th to 13th, 2016) to create the video above. The red shows where they drove.  The level of natural gas is shown by the height of the peaks.  Where the gas spreads depends enormously on the direction and speed of the wind.  These are just a few snapshots in time of the gas (see more images).

Phillips and Ackley are experts in natural gas analysis, having mapped the gas leaks in numerous cities such as Washington (DC), Boston, Cincinnati and Manhattan. They will post their data soon, making everything open source for researchers and reporters.

Early Results: So far, the early results show natural gas levels are elevate 2 to 67 times the background level found in the area. Local residents are complaining of nausea, headaches and nosebleeds.  No one knows if there will be long term health effects from the volatile organic chemicals found in the gas. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 29, 2016 at 2:59am


Manholes are currently exploding all over New York

Since Friday, a worrying 400 manhole fires have ignited across New York. In Sunnyside alone, three manholes have exploded causing the covers to blast off and fly into the air like obstacles on a really difficult level of Super Mario.

“This is happening with the snow runoff and the salt getting into the underground electrical structures,” ConEd spokesman Mike Clendenin told NBC New York. “Water and salt is not a good mix.”

So if you see a smoking manhole out there today, stay back and contact ConEd or the FDNY immediately. Curious to know more about why the city’s manholes have decided to start attacking mankind? You can read our FAQ on them below.

Why is this happening?
Basically, because all the salt that we put on the ground during snowy days seeps under the covers. Many of the electrical cables underground are old and frayed, so when the salty water drips down, it erodes the insulation on the wires, and conduct electricity. This can cause them to spark and create little fires, which release combustible gas and build pressure inside the hole. When the sparks ignite the gasses, you get an exploding manhole (and yes, we know the phrase is a little funny, despite how dangerous this can actually be).

How high can the covers fly?
Anywhere from 1 to 50 feet. And those things can weigh up to 300 pounds. Enjoy your walk home!

Is anything being done to fix this?
Yes. Con Ed began switching to vented covers a few years ago, so that pressure can’t build up from the gasses. And they upgrade parts of the underground electrical infrastructure each year to replace old wires, which should help, too.

How long does exploding manhole season last?
Hopefully not too long! If this warmer weather continues, we won’t need any more salt and those gross slushy piles will melt. But there’s still plenty of salt and snow on the ground (and probably more snow to come) so be careful.

Comment by M. Difato on January 27, 2016 at 2:17pm

St. Paul back open after blasts blow covers off manholes
January 27, 2016 Rochester N.Y.
Smoke could be seen and the sound of explosions could be heard as manholes popped out along a stretch of the St. Paul corridor near the Inner Loop this morning.

RG&E and Rochester fire investigators closed off parts of the road about 1 a.m. as they determined the cause of the smoke and banging sounds was a faulty underground cable.

RG&E spokesman Richard Meier said the loud sounds likely were underground circuit breakers snapping off.

The road was open at 6:30 a.m.

Rochester police said they were alerted to the trouble when a man reported to officers he drove his truck into an open manhole which had likely popped off from an explosion.

Meier said repairs were made and no outages have been reported due to the faulty cable.

Source: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/01/27/explosion...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 25, 2016 at 9:24pm


Gas trapped in a sewer is suspected of causing an explosion Monday morning 

No injuries in Brno gas explosion

Area of explosion. Photo: Google maps

Emergency service personnel evacuated 500 people after a sewer in Brno exploded at třída Kapitána Jaroše near a grammar school. Most of those evacuated were from the school. No injuries were reported.

The explosion occurred some tome around 7 to 7:30 a.m.

Dozens of firefighters and national and local police responded to the scene, and several streets remained closed to the public and to traffic Monday morning. Authorities are asking people in the area for cooperation.

The cause of the gas explosion is under investigation.

A car at the scene was damaged with extensive burns. Some electric service was also affected, and some tram and trolley buses routes were temporarily shut down.

Heavy equipment has been called in to big up the street near the explosion.

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