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 August 31, 2018 at 4:16am


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


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


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.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 14, 2018 at 8:31am


Seven killed as coal mine collapse

August 13, 2018

At least seven miners are dead after an explosion caused a coal mine to collapse in South-western Pakistan, an official said on Monday.

More than a dozen miners were working when an explosion caused the mine to cave in, in the Sanjdi region of Balochistan Province.

“We have recovered bodies of seven miners, whereas six are still trapped,’’ said Muhammad Arslan, a spokesperson for the provincial disaster management authority.

Arslan said the mine caved in following an explosion triggered by an accumulation of methane gas.

Rescue operations were still underway, he added.

Most of the miners were from the Shangla area of the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported.

Poor working conditions inside coal mines in mineral-rich Balochistan regularly claim the lives of miners, but often go unreported.

Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest province and hosts a Chinese-built deep-sea port, part of Beijing’s road and rail corridor, known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The corridor is designed to access markets in the Middle East and beyond.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 2, 2018 at 1:01am


4 transported to Lubbock following pipeline explosion on FM 1379, East HWY 158

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 2:09 pm EDTWednesday, August 1st 2018, 6:27 pm EDT


UPDATE: Four of the five injured have been transported to Lubbock hospital.

Three were airlifted to Lubbock, another was driven there.

The fifth person is at Midland Memorial Hospital.

We're told that one of those injured was a volunteer firefighter from Greenwood.

There is still no more word on what caused the fire.

FM 1788 has been blocked while emergency personnel are responding.

UPDATE: Midland Police officials say that five people were injured in the second explosion at FM 1379 near SH 158.

There were three total explosions, the first at 11:30 a.m. and the second was at 12:30 p.m.

One person has been airlifted to a Lubbock hospital.

A pipeline exploded on FM 1379, 3 miles south of SH 158. 

FM 1379 is closed at the intersection of SH 158 and RM 1357, towards Sprayberry.

The road will be closed until Midland Fire Department can clear scene.

The detour route for traffic needing to access FM 1379 heading East off SH 158 will take: SH 158 to FM 137 - FM 137 to FM 2401 - FM 2401 to RM 1357 - then RM 1357 back to FM 1379.

The detour route for traffic on FM 1379 trying to access SH 158 will take: FM 1379 to RM 1357 - FM 1357 to FM 2401 - then FM 2401 to SH 137 - then SH 137 back to SH 158.

No injuries have been reported.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 31, 2018 at 8:06am


2 Workers Severely Burned in Utah Gas Plant Explosion

30 Jul 18

This past Saturday, an unnamed natural gas collection facility exploded near Cisco, Utah. Grand County Sheriff's Deputy Jamison Wiggins said that two individuals were left with severe injuries—both were transported to hospitals in Colorado and Utah by helicopter. Police have purposefully left the facility unnamed.

The Utah gas plant explosion is currently being investigated, but Wiggins has said it is a collection facility. Utah Highway 128 was closed near the I-170 exit.

Multiple fire departments and first responders appeared on the scene, including Lower Valley Emergency Services, Grand County Emergency Services, Moab Fire Department, and Thompson Fire Department. They all waited until well after 10:15 AM (when workers shut off the gas) before entering the plant. The fire was still burning hours after the explosion.

What reporters have gathered is that the facility is located in the area of Interstate 70 near the Utah-Colorado border. The Bureau of Land Management has records of a gas plant in that area: the San Arroyo Gas Plant, which is located near Cisco and compresses natural gas gathered from regional pipelines.

Two Workers Airlifted Due to Explosion Injuries

Whatever the plant's location, both workers were airlifted to local hospitals for their injuries. One survivor was sent to University Hospital in Salt Lake City, and the other was flown to a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. Their injuries were described as "severe."

Burn injuries are the most costly losses a person can suffer—hospitalization, treatment, and long-term care all require multiple specialists and extensive resources. The physical and emotional damage of a severe burn can leave a person unable to work for months, perhaps years. Our Utah gas explosion attorneys have seen countless burn survivors fight through their injuries firsthand—and many of them were caused by plant accidents.

The Bureau of Land Management Predicted This?

In 2005, the Bureau of Land Management wrote that natural gas pipelines in the Grand County region would require replacement within 15 years. That was 13 years ago. Those same pipelines are between 40 and 50 years old—and aging infrastructure is one of the chief causes of plant accidents.

The Grand County gas explosion lawyers at our firm hope that the investigation is swift so that workers at the unnamed plant can have a safer workplace. Our hearts go out to the two workers who were injured in the explosion—we hope their recovery is just as swift.

Comment by Juan F Martinez on July 19, 2018 at 6:22pm

Explosion at PA Army depot – multiple injuries  JULY 19, 2018

An explosion occurred at an Army depot Thursday morning.

The explosion took place at approximately 7:15 a.m. at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, multiple news outlets reported.

Several injuries have been reported, but the total number of injuries or conditions of the victims have not yet been released.

The Franklin County Office of Emergency Management told Fox News that at least three people were airlifted from the depot after the explosion.


Letterkenny Army Depot is under the command of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. It was established in 1942.

In a now-deleted post, the Letterkenny Army Depot posted an announcement on Facebook: “There has been an incident at building 350. Employees, please remain at your work area until further notified. If you are outside of the main gate, please do not attempt entrance at this time.”

The depot also requested that all employees refrain from speaking to the media about the incident.

“LEAD employees – please do not post or share any information regarding the incident at 350 on Facebook or with any media outlets. Thank you,” it posted to Facebook.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 18, 2018 at 2:13am


Austin County gas plant explosion forces evacuations

Mandatory and voluntary evacuations have been issued after an explosion at a gas plant northeast of Bellville, TX. There were no injuries, however, says the sheriff's office.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 17, 2018 at 2:48am


Seven explosions in 10 minutes: China chemical plant blast kills 19

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 16, 2018 at 9:23pm


Four Killed In Georgian Mine Accident

July 16, 2018 08:15 GMT
Mining accidents are common in the former Soviet Union, where mines are often poorly financed and use old equipment. (file photo)

The ministry said in a statement that the accident occurred early on July 16 at the Mindeli mine in Tkibuli, about 200 kilometers west of the capital, Tbilisi.

According to the ministry, a methane explosion apparently caused the collapse in the tunnel.

An investigation was launched to determine whether safety standards had been breached, the ministry said.

In April, an accident in the same mine killed six and injured three miners.

The mine is operated by the Georgian company Sakhnakhshiri.

Mining accidents are common in the former Soviet Union, where mines are often poorly financed and use old equipment.

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