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An oil field exploded in Basra Iraq [Iraq Oil Report ; Published September 20, 2011]; Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

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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'"

 

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* 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.

http://zetatalk5.com/index/blog0214.htm

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/18sp2010.htm

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/12mr2011.htm

 

* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/02oc2010.htm

 

* 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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/newsletr/issue008.htm

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[Original post on January 20, 2011]

Original title: Gas explosion kills 1, injures 5 in Philadelphia

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/19/pennsylvania.gas.explosion/index.h...

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/natural-gas-explosion-philadelphia-...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 28, 2016 at 5:00am

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/dombivli-chemical-f...

MUMBAI » MUMBAI LOCAL

Updated: May 28, 2016 05:43 IST

Dombivli chemical factory blast: NDRF allays poisonous gas fears

THE DAY AFTER:A Fire Brigade official directs operations at the site of the explosion in Dombivli on Friday; rescue workers sift through the rubble—Photos: Levin Raju
THE DAY AFTER:A Fire Brigade official directs operations at the site of the explosion in Dombivli on Friday; rescue workers sift through the rubble—Photos: Levin Raju

Death toll rises to 11 as rescue teams continue operations; cause of explosion still unknown

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials said on Friday that there was no risk of poisonous gases spreading in Dombivli and causing further harm to locals, as the chemical found inside the ill-fated factory is only harmful if touched, ingested or inhaled directly.

The explosion inside the Probace Chemicals factory, which killed 11 people and left more than 100 injured on Thursday, had given rise to several rumours, one of which was that the explosion had polluted the air with poisonous gases.

“The factory contained containers of propargyl alcohol, a liquid chemical which is toxic if ingested or inhaled and causes corrosion if it comes into contact with human skin. However, it does not spread toxic components in the air if it burns,” Commandant Anupam Srivastava, who heads the NDRF battalion in Pune, said. A team of 45 NDRF personnel has been working in collaboration with local authorities in Dombivli since Thursday.

The cause of the explosion, however, is still a mystery. While propargyl alcohol burns when it comes into contact with fire, it is not volatile enough to cause an explosion. It caused a fire immediately after the explosion, but rescue operations picked up speed after the fire was brought under control.

“The debris had heated up due to the fire, but not to the extent that it could not be cleared using machines. However, there was a very large amount of debris that had to be cleared and we also had to keep the locals, who were gathering at the spot, at bay. The clearing of the debris is 90 per cent complete and the operation is expected to end by Friday night,” Mr. Srivastava said. He added that the factory is completely reduced to rubble and all that is left of it is a crater 25 feet in diameter.

The fears of a poisonous gas affecting continued till late on Friday due to rumours. “A lot of us were afraid to stay in our houses on Friday and preferred to stay away. There are a lot of people here who are talking about poisonous gas leaks and we don’t know who to believe,” said local resident Raju Nalawade.

On Friday, a panchnama of buildings whose window panes were shattered due to the blast was carried out to gauge the extent of damage and compensation. Locals, meanwhile, insisted that chemical factories be moved out of the area. “The area was cordoned off throughout the day, so nobody could see what was going on. However, this unfortunate incident is a real eye-opener for the administration in Dombivli. We hope that all these dangerous chemical factories will be moved out,” said Madhukar Bele, a resident.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 11.45 a.m. in a plant owned by the Acharya Chemicals group in Dombivili (east), which manufactures industrial chemicals. The complex also has a laboratory, Herbert Brown Pharmaceutical and Research Laboratory.

The police and the fire brigade have initiated a probe into the cause of the explosion.

The explosion was so powerful that window panes in buildings located as far away as a km from the site were shattered.

The blast has forced the government to consider shifting hazardous industries out of inhabited areas. Thane’s Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde, who visited the site of the chemical factory blast on Thursday, said steps will be taken to shift factories to avoid similar tragedies.

Chemical industries in Dombivali are likely to be shut down for a week to carry out an inspection and combing operation to ascertain implementation of various safety and security measures.

While propargyl alcohol burns when it comes into contact with fire, it is not volatile enough to cause an explosion

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 28, 2016 at 4:30am

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-36400870

'Homes shake' after Whitstable gas main explodes

An open gas mains fire caused homes to "shake" after it exploded on the Kent estuary, witnesses have said.

Stephanie Harris said there was a "sudden" and "huge explosion" at Estuary View Business Park in Whitstable which was felt nearby.

Crews from Kent Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene tackling the blaze, which is now under control.

One man has been taken to hospital while another was treated at the scene, the service said.

All persons have been accounted for, it added.

The exact cause of the fire is yet to be established.

However, Ms Harris said "construction workers have been working on the gas pipes" in the area.

Southern Gas Networks is working to isolate the gas supply. Roads in the area remain closed and local gas supplies are likely to be affected, the fire service said.

A safety cordon has been set up and fire crews are using jets of water known as ground monitors to prevent the fire from spreading.

Comment by SongStar101 on May 26, 2016 at 6:27am

Hundreds of natural gas leaks identified in major US cities – study

https://www.rt.com/usa/343711-hundreds-gas-leaks-us-cities/

From Boston to Dallas, hundreds of methane leaks were detected by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) during a 30-month pilot research project on the gas and its contribution to greenhouse emissions.

EDF released its latest map for Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, which showed the locations of hundreds of underground gas leaks.

For research data, EDF partnered with Google Earth Outreach and Atmos Energy, which operates local gas pipelines in Dallas. By placing gas sensors on cars that provide mapping for Google Street View, EDF gathered data for more than a year. The testing was conducted in 17 Dallas neighborhoods, though not citywide, covering 700 miles between January and February of 2015.

“Smaller or more remote leaks can go undetected or unrepaired for long periods,” said EDF in a statement.

The Dallas map shows dots of yellow, orange and red. Yellow dots mean the methane leak is low, orange indicates a medium leak, and red dots show large leaks.

While such leaks don’t pose immediate health hazards, the emissions are not good for the environment. Methane is 84 percent more potent than carbon dioxide and makes up about 25 percent of all emissions. Apart from the environmental destruction, there is a cost to residents.

“This is absolutely not a safety issue,” Jennifer Altieri, an Atmos spokeswoman told the Dallas Morning News. “We really don’t want to scare the public.”

The company said it has invested in a capital project to the tune of more than $1 billion a year, over 80 percent of which is directed toward improving the safety and reliability of its system, while reducing methane emissions. Atmos is planning to replace all of its cast iron and bare steel pipes by 2021. Those materials make up about 13 percent of the gas mains and are prone to leaking. About half the company’s mains are more than 50 years old.

Altieri said the company traced the paths of the Google cars to confirm the readings and make sure major leaks were repaired. She didn’t know exactly how many leaks had been fixed as a result of the project’s findings, but said it would have been a small number.

EDF said the sensors are “designed to find and measure leaks that wouldn’t necessarily turn up or warrant repair based on safety concerns alone.”

In 2012, the non-profit environmental group started a research project to gain a better understand of how much and from where methane escapes by looking at how much was emitted during oil and gas activities, especially during production, while taking into account the few regulations aimed at keeping air pollutants in check.

The program was developed with scientists from Colorado State University. Dallas is one of nine participating cities, which include Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Jacksonville, Florida.

It was EDF that released infrared aerial footage showing a huge plume of methane gas leaking from the SoCal Gas Company’s Porter Ranch site into the affluent San Fernando Valley community. The leak continued unabated for over two months, and its fumes made many residents sick, causing many to leave for temporary housing.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 30, 2016 at 5:57am

http://www.wpxi.com/news/gas-line-blast-described-as-feeling-like-e...


Gas line blast described as feeling like ‘earthquake,' ‘airplanes crashing'


Updated: Apr 29, 2016 - 11:48 PM

SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. —

A gas line explosion Friday morning in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, could be felt for miles.

“I was in the car, felt this shake. I looked over the horizon. It looked like the sun was coming…everything engulfed. It was blazing. You could feel the heat,” Tricia Cunningham said.

The blast was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m

“I was sitting at my desk and pencils started to rattle and everything,” neighbor Alice Schrecongost said. “There was a big loud rumble. You could hear there actually was a roar.”

She told Channel 11 News that she and her husband thought there had been an earthquake. 

Richard Johnson and his wife, Linda Johnston, were also rattled by the explosion.

“It was like three or four jet airplanes crashing in the yard at one time,” Richard Johnson said.

Linda Johnston described what they saw when they looked out of their Salem Township home, siding and railings of which were melted.

“It was just a big ball of fire, wide and tall. It was awful,” she said.

Two Salem Township supervisors were in the area and heard the blast.

“It was extreme heat around this area,” Supervisor Kerry Jobe said. “It was pretty intense when it first happened.” 

Kim Kelley owns a pizzeria less than a mile away from the blast. She could feel the heat inside the shop.

“The whole sky was orange,” Kelley said.

The force of the explosion tossed items onto the floor.

“You could just hear the ‘whooshing’ of the gas as if your head was in a campfire,” Kelley said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 29, 2016 at 6:30am

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160429/1038808216/kaluga-gas-explos...

Gas Pipeline Explosion in Kaluga Region, Southwest of Moscow

© Sputnik/ Grigoriy Sisoev
Russia
06:14 29.04.2016

A fire that erupted at a section of a gas pipeline in Russia’s Kaluga region, located southwest of Moscow, has been eliminated, a representative of the regional center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told RIA Novosti.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An explosion occurred at a gas pipeline in Russia’s Kaluga region in the early hours of Friday.

"Open burning has been eliminated, according to preliminary information, no people were injured," the representative said.

An emergencies task force has been sent to the site, where a fire has erupted, the representative said, adding that local residents are leaving


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 26, 2016 at 8:05am

http://yangon.coconuts.co/2016/04/25/gas-explosion-thein-phyu-road-...


Gas explosion on Thein Phyu road destroys restaurant, apartments

April 25, 2016 / 10:26 MMT

A fire caused by a gas explosion burns through Yangon's Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township on April 24.



A restaurant, medical clinic and at least 5 apartments were gutted by a blaze sparked by a gas explosion on Thein Phyu Road last night.

According to the Red Cross, one firefighter was wounded tackling the flames, which spread from Shwe Pyi Soe restaurant in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township at around 6pm and burned for almost two hours.

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No other injuries were reported.

The fire started at Shwe Pyi Soe restaurant on Thein Phyu Road. Photo: Aung Naing Soe/ Coconuts Yangon

One firefighter was wounded tackling the blaze, according to the Red Cross. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

The blaze was extinguished at around 7:30pm. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon





Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 24, 2016 at 8:00am

http://www.thenewscommenter.com/news/multiple-casualties-reported-i...
Multiple casualties reported in powerful gas blast in northern France
“Multiple Casualties Reported In Powerful Gas Blast In Northern France ”. Below is an excerpt from the article. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Three people have been injured, another person is buried under the rubble, and three others are missing, BFM TV has reported, citing firefighters.

❗EXPLOSION EURE : Plusieurs victimes et disparus dans une explosion d'un immeuble à Nonancourt, dans l’Eure.

Ambulances, firefighters are at the scene to recover more victims. Four emergency helicopters have been deployed to the location.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 21, 2016 at 3:48am

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mexico-oil-plant-explosion-veracruz-kills-...

Mexico: Oil plant explosion in Veracruz kills three and injures at least 30 others

April 21, 2016 01:26 BST

Pemex explosionSmoke rises from the explosion site at Mexican national oil company Pemex's Pajaritos petrochemical complex in CoatzacoalcosAngel Hernandez/Reuters

A huge oil plant explosion in Veracruz state in southeastern Mexico has killed three people and injured at least 30 others. According to reports, hundreds of people were also evacuated after the blast struck a facility owned by state-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex in the industrial port city of Coatzacoalcos.

"We regret to inform that at the moment the current number of injured from the accident ... is 30," the company said in a tweet. The figure was disputed by Veracruz's head of public security, Arturo Bermudez, who told local television that 40 people had been wounded. Three people were originally reported to have been injured, but the number was later raised.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 15, 2016 at 4:32am

http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-attack/articles/81153018-2-killed-1...

2 killed, 1 hurt in Texas gas pipeline explosion

A piece of equipment used by the contract workers apparently failed


WOODSBORO, Texas — Two workers have been killed and another was hurt during a high-pressure release as the men repaired a South Texas gas pipeline.

Refugio County authorities say the accident happened Tuesday at a Southcross Energy Partners plant near Woodsboro.

Justice of the Peace Lorraine Lopez says two men were in a hole repairing a pipeline when a piece of the line came loose, releasing about 800 pounds of pressure.

One worker died at the scene. Another died at a hospital. A third man was treated at a hospital. A Southcross spokesman identified one of those dead as Dennis Henneke, an employee. The other man killed was a contract employee, and the spokesman said his identity wasn't available.

A statement Wednesday from Dallas-based Southcross says a piece of equipment used by the contract workers, including the man who was injured, apparently failed.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 15, 2016 at 3:08am

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/04/three_confirmed_d...

Three confirmed dead in house explosion in Thetford Township

April 14, 2016 at 6:22 PM, updated April 14, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a home on the 1300 block of East Lake Road on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Thetford Township. At least two people are dead.

THETFORD TWP., MI -- Three people are confirmed dead after a house exploded in Thetford Township Thursday afternoon.

Police earlier confirmed at least two people were killed in the blast, but a third person was later found inside the home.

Crews were called to the 1300 block of East Lake Road, between North Lewis Road and McCumsey Road, at 11:52 a.m. Thursday, April 14 for reports of a house explosion with a possible entrapment.

Thetford Township Police Chief Robert Kenny said when crews arrived the house was fully involved. Several fire departments from around the area assisted in extinguishing the blaze.

"We know there were several explosions. We know there was oxygen inside the house, however we don't know the cause." Kenny said.

The Michigan State Fire Marshal was on the scene investigating the cause of the blaze as family, friends, and neighbors watched from the road. Some people were calling and whistling for a dog in the area after one ran up to crews at the scene.

Kenny confirmed two other dogs were found inside the remnants of the destroyed home.

Watch neighbors talk about three killed in house explosion Neighbors in the Thetford Township community on East Lake Road were devastated Thursday, April 14 after three people were killed in a house explosion.

Luren Wager lives near the home and said he saw the billowing smoke as he was coming home from getting food. He said at first he was afraid it was his home where his wife and great-grandson were, but was heartbroken to find out it was his neighbor.

"It's sad to see them gone in an instant. It's a sad day in the neighborhood," Wager said. "I feel so sorry for their relatives and their loved ones. You just don't know day-to-day what's going to happen. This is a sad, sad day."

Wager said the family that lived in the home were nice people and he would on occasion buy eggs from them.

Stacy Thomas also lives nearby and said it would be hard not seeing them on the back porch.

"They were always sitting on the back porch talking, playing games," Thomas said. "They would feed the chickens and were trying to train their dogs. It's gonna be much different not seeing them on the back porch waving. It's gonna be real hard."

The names and ages of the three people killed in the fire have not been released.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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