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 October 25, 2014 at 12:05am


Gas line rupture prompts evacuations in south Bakersfield

10/24/2014 08:13 AM
10/24/2014 02:04 PM

BAKERSFIELD, CA - A 30-inch gas line ruptured in a field near Wible Road and Houghton Road, producing a cloud of dust and potentially explosive fumes that could be seen from a distance.  

Officials report that one million cubic feet of gas was released per minute, and that 8 square miles surrounding the area were evacuated.

The ruptured line was shut off at approximately 10:50 a.m.

Students at Panama Elementary School were preparing to evacuate around 8:50 a.m.

Students met at Berkshire Elementary School at 3900 Berkshire Road.  Panama-Buena Vista School District officials said children are safe and may remain at Berkshire Elementary if parents are unable to get them. 

Law enforcement shut down roadways leading into the area--from Wible Road on the West to Stine Road on the east and from Bear Mountain Blvd. on the south to Taft Highway on the north.  Medical helicopters were put on standby for a short time.

"PG&E is responding to a third party dig west of Houghton Road and Wible Road. It’s located on Line 300, which is a 30 inch transmission line," PG&E Spokeswoman Katie Allen said in a news release. "Our crews are on scene working to stop the flow of gas. Safety is our top priority and we are working with first responders to ensure the area is safe. We are also investigating how this happened."

The gas line ruptured at approximately 7:35 a.m. Friday, the Kern County Fire Department reported.  Firefighters on scene reported residents were evacuated up to Taft Highway.  Others---including students at nearby General Shafter Elementary School--were being told to stay indoors and shelter in place. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 23, 2014 at 3:56pm



Germany gas explosion kills one and injures 10 at Ludwigshafen building site

Accident occurred at building site near chemical plant

One person has been killed and ten injured following what is believed to be an explosion caused by an exposed gas pipe in Germany.

The blast occurred at a building site in Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate, at about 11.30am on Thursday. Police and firefighters responded to the scene and immediately shut down the area.

Police confirmed one builder had been killed and four other construction workers are among those injured.

Eyewitness said flames shot as high as 200 metres in the air, according to The Local.

The news site said gas supplier Gascade confirmed the accident occurred when a gas pipe was exposed.

Local police later published a picture of smoke emerging from the site after the fire had been extinguished. Building and vehicles in the surrounding area are said to have been left damaged by the explosion.

The building site is near a BASF chemical plant in the town.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 23, 2014 at 3:32pm


Six injured in Katowice gas explosion

23.10.2014 11:30
Six people were injured on Thursday morning by an apparent gas explosion at a residential building in the Silesian city of Katowice.

Fire-fighters survey the damage at the townhouse in Katowice.Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

Five people were hospitalised, one of whom is in a critical condition, after the explosion at a historic townhouse in central Katowice at about 5am.

The most severely injured victim has been transported to a burns treatment clinic in Siemanowice Slaskie.

Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

Two others are being treated at the Bonifratzy Hospital in Katowice (Hospital of the Brothers Hospitallers).

“They are in good condition,” a spokesman for the hospital told the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

25 people were registered as residents in the townhouse, although it remains unclear how many were present at the time of the explosion.

15 tenants were evacuated entirely unharmed, and they took refuge in a nearby church, while fire-fighters brought the flames under control.

Part of the building collapsed following the blast, and windows in a number of nearby buildings were shattered.

Tenants in adjoining houses were also evacuated as a safety precaution.

Thursday's incident marks the second gas explosion in Silesia this month. Victims of an apparent methane explosion at the Myslowice-Wesola colliery were taken to the Siemanowice-Slaskie burns centre following on 6 October. Five miners died as a result of the accident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 22, 2014 at 6:43pm


Two persons including a woman injured in Peshawar blast

The blast was reported at University Town in Peshawar due to the gas explosion.

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – At least two people including woman were injured. A blast was reported at University Town in Peshawar due to the gas explosion on Wednesday.
The blast took place in a flat on upper floor of a shopping mall located at University Road. The blast was intense and was heard by several people. The rescue teams rushed to the spot and started rescuing people. 
Early investigation of the police reported that the blast took place because of the gas leakage in the room. 
Because of blast, two people along with one woman got injured and were shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital.

Comment by KM on October 20, 2014 at 4:07am


Cooling tower in flames as blaze hits power station in Didcot that supplies electricity to millions

  • Flames shoot into the air from one of the iconic Oxfordshire cooling towers
  • Twelve fire engines attended the fierce blaze with no casualties reported 
  • Power station has dominated Oxfordshire skyline since the 1960s

A major blaze at a power station that supplies electricity to a million homes was being tackled last night.

Residents spoke of flames shooting into the air after one of the iconic cooling towers caught alight at Didcot in Oxfordshire.

Dozens of firemen from across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire were fighting the fire.

Drama: Residents spoke of flames shooting into the air after one of the iconic cooling towers caught alight at Didcot in Oxfordshire

Drama: Residents spoke of flames shooting into the air after one of the iconic cooling towers caught alight at Didcot in Oxfordshire

There were no reports of casualties but Thames Valley Police were advising local residents to keep windows and doors closed because of clouds of billowing smoke.

The fire was at the B Station, which generates electricity using natural gas.

Comment by Mark on October 18, 2014 at 6:19pm

London Again:


Watch your step! Exploding manhole cover on north London street leads to massive power cut


The pavement of a busy London street suddenly 'exploded' into flames last night, shocking residents who had to be led to safety.

A 'huge' fireball burst through a manhole cover on Holloway Road, Islington, north London, after electrical wires became caught in the hole.

Police cordoned off the road while firefighters evacuated homes, helping five people to escape from the smoke.

One woman was treated for smoke inhalation after the blast which knocked out power in the area.

Witnesses spoke of their fear and confusion after smoke and flames started rising from the road at around 10pm.

Jessica Farley said: 'Pavement just exploded outside my flat on Holloway road. Smoke everywhere and a complete power cut. Loads of fire engines and road blocked.'

Kay Lockett tweeted: 'The pavement just exploded outside my flat. No power on Holloway Road. Sat in the dark.'

Another shocked witness, using the name @supreme-nelle on Twitter, said: 'Powercut on my road & some of holloway road because some electrically wires went on fire... The fire was huge! There's no electricity.'

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 13, 2014 at 8:54am


Natural Gas Explosion Sends Flames Shooting into the Sky

(PHOTO: courtesy Global News)
Flames erupted Saturday morning near Prud'homme when a natural gas release caused a fire at a storage cavern wellhead.
It happened at the TransGas Natural Gas Storage Facility northeast of Saskatoon. No one was hurt in the incident however evacuations were ordered within a 2 kilometre radius.

Saskpower says the facility has been isolated from the natural gas transmission system. The crown utility shut down and isolated six caverns at the site. The fire continues to burn natural gas from the affected cavern wellhead. First Responders remain on site.
In the meantime, RCMP, Prudhomme and Vonda Fire Departments and TransGas personnel have personnel in that location.
The fire is still burning but authorities say it remains contained to that location.
RCMP say the fire is non-suspicious in nature. However, travel in the area remains restricted.
There has been no loss of service to customers.
Comment by Mark on October 10, 2014 at 9:44am

Just what's causing Britain's exploding pavement epidemic? Man injured in blast warns 'only a matter of time' before someone is killed as number of manhole fires triples in four years

  • Number of serious incidents has risen from 34 in 2010 to 124 in the last year
  • Explosions are caused by water seeping into electricity junction boxes
  • This can lead to faulty power cables that spark and ignite leaking gas
  • London and the South East of the UK are the worst affected area

Cara Perrett has many friends in London but her visit to the capital this month will not be easy. ‘I find it difficult coming back now,’ she says. ‘Which is a shame, as I lived there for ten years and have lots of friends whom I miss.’

The source of her fear is not crime or terrorism or crowds, but something that we all take for granted: the pavement beneath our feet.

Two years ago, in May 2012, Mrs Perrett, a barrister, was walking home along the Edgware Road in North-West London when she was engulfed by a fireball erupting from the ground.

‘I was in shock, I was terrified,’ she remembers. ‘The back of my dress and tights were blown off. The tips of my fingers had all but disappeared behind these hard fleshy barnacles that formed at the end of my fingers.’ 

Mrs Perrett suffered severe burns in the explosion, caused by a spark from a faulty electricity cable which then ignited leaking gas.

Pavement explosions, rare and potentially fatal events, are getting less rare. Figures to September show that so far this year, there have been 124 serious manhole fires involving faulty electric cables and junction boxes in Britain, compared to 34 in 2010.

The overwhelming majority - 113 - have occurred in the South East of England, but serious incidents have been recorded over the past few years in Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and, just last month, Aberdeen.

The culprit appears to be the age of the country’s network of underground electricity distribution cables, combined with - or so the half-dozen electricity distribution companies claim - the vagaries of the British weather.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2787244/Just-s-causing-Brit...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 7, 2014 at 4:13am


50 ill after HPC gas pipe explosion

More people are believed to have fallen ill in Jagiroad after chlorine gas leaked from Hindustan Paper Corporation paper mill in Morigaon district.

Ten more people have taken ill with complaint of vomiting, cough and respiratory problem on Tuesday wee hours to be admitted in the hospital. At least 40 people have been undergoing treatment after one of the chlorine pipes of the mill exploded on Sunday night.

The patients include 20 women and 10 children who have been undergoing treatment in the HPC hospital after being rushed on Monday. They complained of vomiting, cough and respiratory problem before they were admitted to hospital.

Ten of the seriously ill have been shifted to Gauhati Medical College Hospital. More patients are set to be shifted to the GMCH

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 3, 2014 at 12:11am


15 feared dead in explosives factory blast
October 02, 2014 06:19 GMT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Authorities say a blast at an explosives factory in northwestern Bulgaria may have killed as many as 15 people.

The explosion, which also left three people injured, occurred near the village of Gorni Lom, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of the capital, Sofia, late on Wednesday. Police said smaller explosions continued for several more hours.

Civil Defense chief Nikolai Nikolov said Thursday that the site cannot be inspected by rescue teams until at least 24 hours after the last blast and only then he will he be able to give the exact number of victims.

The cause of the explosions at the factory, owned by a private Bulgarian company, is not immediately clear. In two previous accidents at the site six people have been injured.



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