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 November 18, 2018 at 6:01pm


Disaster at Moscow: “the nuclear” fungus covered the city, people leave extra, video

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 18, 2018 at 5:22pm


One found dead following explosion, fire at Aurora senior living community

The large structure fire broke out at Heather Gardens just before 6 p.m. Friday

PUBLISHED: November 17, 2018 at 11:51 am | UPDATED: November 17, 2018 at 9:05 pm

Ron Achenbach was sitting in a neighbor’s living room Friday night in the Heather Gardens senior community when he heard an enormous crash. The walls shook. Pictures fell to the ground. He thought it must have been a fallen tree.

“Then I saw a fireball the size of truck through the window,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like that.”

Achenbach ran back to his house.

“I saw people stumbling around,” he said. Flames shot up six stories high.

A normal Friday night turned tragic at the senior living community in Aurora, after a gas explosion leveled homes, leaving one person dead and two injured.

The explosion marked the second gas leak in three days at Heather Gardens, a community of about 4,500 southeast of Interstate 225 at East Yale Avenue. The two incidents were unrelated, Mark Stutz, Xcel Energy spokesman, said Saturday, and were by caused contractors working for a third party.

The cause of the explosion has not been determined, and an investigation could take weeks, Sherri-Jo Stowell, spokeswoman for Aurora Fire Rescue, said.

The deceased was identified as Carol Ross. She was found in one of the patio home units in Heather Gardens early Saturday morning, Stowell said.

“This is a tragic loss and as friends and neighbors, members of the HGA and HGMD Boards want to express our deepest sympathy to her family and friends,” Heather Gardens said in a emailed statement to residents

Two others were injured in the blast, including a firefighter, who was released from a hospital just before midnight, Stowell said.

Six units across three duplex buildings were damaged the most, Heather Gardens said.

The housing community’s board, along with Aurora City Council member Bob Roth, met in emergency session this morning to weigh future actions, the statement said.

Comcast had been working for months in Heather Gardens to install fiber-optic cables, Comcast Colorado spokeswoman Leslie Oliver confirmed. That work will be stopped indefinitely, Heather Gardens said. The Public Utilities Commission requested that the company suspend all fiber-optic installations until further notice.

On Wednesday, during the first gas-related incident, Heather Gardens reportedly sent out an email to residents, warning them of a “major gas leak” between two buildings.

“We ask that you do not light any matches, lighters, candles, or use anything that could cause a spark for the time being,” the message read.

But multiple residents, including two who live mere feet from Friday’s explosion, said they did not receive any email Wednesday.

About 5:30 p.m. Friday, Xcel Energy responded to reports of gas odors in the area. Before 6 p.m., a large structure fire broke out after the explosion. Fire crews had the blaze under control by 9:30 p.m. Residents were evacuated Friday night, and gas service was turned off.

Houses still smoldered Saturday. What used to be neat duplexes looked like a war zone: garage doors blown 50 feet away; a house reduced to blackened rubble, not a single wall still standing; cars in driveways covered by piles of dry wall.

And a gaping hole where a beloved neighbor used to live.

A retired nurse, Carol Ross was one of those people that everyone seemed to know, friends said. She taught knitting and crocheting at the clubhouse and often could be found on warm summer evenings sitting and chatting on her porch.

“She was one of those people that you hope to meet lots of in your life,” neighbor Carol Drollinger said. “A true people person.”

Ross loved traveling and was especially fond of cruises, friends said. She had traveled to every continent in the world but one, and she had a cruise planned to Antarctica in December to finish the world tour. Her house was fully decorated with mementos from her various expeditions.

“She was a dear, kindred soul,” neighbor Roger Rickson said. “She will be missed.”

Rickson and his wife, Linda Champ, were in their basement Friday night when they heard the explosion. Rickson, who spent time in the military, said it “sounded like artillery going off.”

He bolted up the stairs and ran outside, yelling if anyone needed help. He saw flames engulfing entire homes. Less than 100 feet away, Rickson noticed his neighbor trapped in her home.

“The entire wall had been blown off,” he said.

After the explosion, many residents evacuated to the Heather Gardens clubhouse.

Drollinger, who was sitting with Ron Achenbach in her home when the explosion rocked her house, watched the community rally in response. “I’m so proud of our people,” she said. “This was a small town coming together. My faith in humanity is being restored.”

With temperatures below freezing and a steady sleet coming down Saturday morning, residents tried to stay warm as Xcel Energy worked to get heat back into homes.

Achenbach saw Drollinger wrapped in a jacket as she stood in her foyer. Two minutes later, he was back at her front door, a space heater in hand.

Drollinger thanked him and offered her home if Achenbach and his wife, Gloria, needed a place to sleep.

“It’s breathtaking to see a community help each other out,” Achenbach said.

Multiple residents said that after 4 p.m., but before the explosion, fire officials informed them that they had identified the gas leak and that folks would be safe in their homes.

Linda Champ said she got a knock on her door about 4:30 p.m.

“They said, ‘keep your windows closed and call if you get a headache,’ ” Champ said. “They did not tell me to evacuate.”

Achenbach said around the same time, fire officials came to his house. They checked and did not identify gas in his home, he said. “They said, ‘You should be safe here,’ ” he said.

An hour later, his neighbor’s home was consumed by fire.

Stowell, the Aurora fire spokeswoman, said she was unaware of these reports.

“I do know that as soon as the explosion happened, we were immediately pulling people out of there,” she said. “There were some extremely heroic actions.”

The Radisson Hotel Aurora has blocked off a set of rooms for Heather Gardens residents, Leighanne Beverley, a hotel employee, said. The hotel was contacted by the Red Cross late Saturday night and has given those affected a discounted rate.

As of 7:30 p.m. Saturday, natural gas service had been restored to all but two customers at Heather Gardens, Stutz said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 13, 2018 at 2:03am

Two Vietnamese killed in Korea factory explosion

Update: November, 11/2018 - 17:00

image: http://image.vietnamnews.vn//uploadvnnews/Article/2018/11/11/foosun...

A view of the production facilities of Foosung Precision Industry Co in Wonju City, South Korea. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Two Vietnamese workers were killed and two others injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Wonju city, the east of the Republic of Korea (RoK), on Saturday.

The RoK’s Yonhap News Agency reported the incident took place at around 9:45am (Korea time), sending out plumes of black smoke from the plant of the Foosung Precision Industry Co, which makes fluoropolymer lined tanks, pipes and valves.

The two casualties were Chu Văn Dương, born in 1987, and Tăng Văn Khánh, born in 1990.

Vương Đắc Khải, 21, suffered third-degree burns to his face, while the other, Đỗ Quốc Hùng, 29, had second-degree burns to his legs and a broken left leg, a fire-fighting official said, adding that the two dead were taken to Wonju Medical Centre.

The four were all legal labourers, working in South Korea under the country’s Employment Permit System, according to the Vietnamese Labour Management Board in South Korea.

An official of the Wonju Severance Christian Hospital said treatment was underway for the injured but did not provide any further details on their condition.

An official of the Foosung Precision Industry Co declined to give any details on the incident, but police said the cause was likely due to a short-circuit during welding.

Right after getting the information, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs directed the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK to verify the information and promptly take measures for citizen protection to ensure the rights and interests of Vietnamese citizens.

As informed by the embassy, earlier on November 9, a blaze occurred at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in Jongno district of Seoul, killing six people and injuring 12 others. This is home to 50 people, including two Vietnamese students. So far, the embassy has managed to contact with the two Vietnamese who confirmed that they are not injured.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the embassy to keep a close watch on the case and coordinate with local authorities to help the two students to settle down

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 15, 2018 at 6:09pm


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 October 15, 2018 at 10:05am


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


'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

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

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


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


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

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