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 September 2, 2014 at 2:36am


Pipeline Explosion Forces Evacuation of Hundreds in Central Mexico

PUEBLA, Mexico – At least 500 industrial workers were evacuated following an explosion in a gas pipeline in San Miguel Xoxtla, a town in the central Mexican state of Puebla, but no one was injured in the blast, emergency management officials said.

A pipeline belonging to state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, exploded Saturday morning, Puebla state emergency management office director Jesus Morales said.

The pipeline runs along the side of a highway that connects the town to Mexico City, Morales said.

Army troops and police brought the fire under control and investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion.

“We do not know if this incident was caused by a clandestine tap, but Pemex is investigating the reason why there was a leak in an exposed pipeline,” Morales said.

Companies operating in the San Miguel Xoxtla industrial zone were evacuated.

Numerous Pemex pipelines are located in the industrial zone.

Flames shot about 20 meters (65 feet) into the sky following the blast, setting nearby pastures and an area used to store tires on fire.

The blaze forced the closing of the Puebla-Mexico City highway for about two hours, officials said.

Theft of fuel from Pemex pipelines, known in Mexico as “milking,” is common, with both individuals and gangs involved in the illegal activity.

A total of 2,523 fuel theft cases were registered in 2013, Pemex said.

Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Sonora, Veracruz and Puebla are the states with the most reported cases of fuel theft via illegal pipeline taps.
Comment by KM on August 31, 2014 at 4:30pm


At least two dead and many more missing as massive explosion destroys four-storey building in Paris suburb 

  • Child, eight, and woman, 80, killed as blast causes building to collapse
  • Blast in Rosny-sous-Bois thought to have been caused by gas leak
  • Five children are feared to be among the 12 trapped beneath the rubble
  • Four people were seriously injured, and ten others hurt in the blast


An eight-year-old child and an elderly woman were killed when a huge explosion destroyed a four-storey building on the outskirts of Paris today.

More people, among them at least five children, are thought to be trapped beneath the rubble of the block after its partial collapse early at around 8am this morning.

The blast was heard across the north eastern suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois, and early indications suggested it had been caused by a gas leak.

Missing: More people, among them at least five children, are thought to be trapped beneath the rubble of the block after its partial collapse early this morning

The town's mayor Serge Denneulin, said: ‘We’ve all been touched by this drama. The body of a woman of 80 has been found, along with an eight year old child, and the search is going on.’

Mr Cazeneuve said a gas leak was an early theory, but added that 'we must be careful’ about rushing to conclusions as the the cause of the explosion.

He said that the 22 people living in the remaining two thirds of the building have been given emergency accomodation as the rest of the structure is at risk of collapse.

Speaking at a socialist party conference in La Rochelle, Prime Minister Manuel Valls began his speech by sending out a 'message of solidarity' to the victims of the explosion. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 29, 2014 at 7:22am


Gas-line explosion causes 
huge fire in Subang

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 24, 2014 at 4:57am


Ten Injured in Gas Blast in Brazil - Reports

MEXICO CITY, August 24 (RIA Novosti) - At least 10 people were injured in a gas explosion in the center of Brazil's largest city of Sao Paulo on Saturday, local Telesur channel reported.

Three people are in critical condition.

The accident was caused by a gas leak from an underground pipeline. The explosion in the city's Chinatown area took place while maintenance workers were testing the pipe after a call about a possible leak due to heavy gas smell.

In May, a similar gas explosion in a fitness center on Sao Paulo's outskirts claimed two lives, and nine people got injuries of varying severity. A large part of the building, which contained water heaters for the swimming pool, collapsed during the explosion.

Comment by KM on August 23, 2014 at 4:00pm


Gas water leak repairs to 750 homes in Nantyglo, Wales to take days

It will take several days to fix gas supplies to hundreds of properties in Blaenau Gwent after a burst main leaked into gas pipes, Wales and West Utilities has said.

The firm's engineers have been working on removing the water which has left 750 homes in Nantyglo without gas.

But they say the "complex operation" will take more time to carry out.

Showering facilities have been made available while vulnerable customers also have heaters and hot plates.

'Keep informed'

Wales and West said it had so far pumped 100,000 litres of water from the gas pipe.

"We are working round the clock to resolve this issue. We are as yet unable to give an exact time when gas supplies will be restored," said a spokesperson.

"This is a complex operation that may take several days to complete. Gas supplies will not all be restored at the same time but we will keep people updated as to how we are progressing with this.

"Our engineers have visited every property affected to make sure the gas supply is turned off and are now working to remove the water from the gas pipe.

"Once this is completed we will be visiting each property again to safely turn their gas supplies back on."

Leisure centres in Abertillery and Ebbw Vale will be open for people to have a shower while 85 heaters and 82 hot plates for warming food have been distributed.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 16, 2014 at 5:58am


Gas blast kills 1, injures 14 in Taiwan

2014-08-16 00:59:07 GMT2014-08-16 08:59:07(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English
Firemen work at the site of a gas blast in New Taiepi, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 15, 2014. A gas explosion killed at least one person and injured 14 in the city of New Taipei in Taiwan on Friday. (Xinhua)
Firemen work at the site of a gas blast in New Taiepi, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 15, 2014. A gas explosion killed at least one person and injured 14 in the city of New Taipei in Taiwan on Friday. (Xinhua)
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1 Killed, 14 Injured in New Taipei Gas Explosion

TaiwanIsolated Incident // Explosion
One boy was killed and 14 others were injured in a gas explosion on the third floor of a residential building in Xindian, New Taipei. Residents of the building said they smelled natural gas Thursday afternoon and reported the situation to the gas company but the company did not take the problem seriously. Building residents who were unharmed in the blast described it as feeling like a major earthquake. The city government will launch an investigation into the accident, but stressed that the most pressing task was to help the injured.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 16, 2014 at 5:33am


Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:19 pm

Gas well fire closes roads

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP – A gas well explosion at about 8:45 p.m. Friday rocked the neighborhoods around Pew and Golf Roads in Jefferson Township.

Thick black smoke could be seen from about 6 miles away in Hermitage. Firefighters were trying to put out a roaring fire at the well. The blaze drew a crowd on Valley Road, on the bridge between Golf and River roads.

A Mercer patrolman who would only give his last name as Adams was coughing and gagging on his way to secure the scene. “I’ve heard several explosions since I’ve been here,” Adams said.

Hank Parvin, who lives on Fullingmill Road was enjoying the night at home when he heard explosions and was called to direct traffic for Jefferson Township.

“I heard two (explosions) right off the bat,” he said.

Another township resident, who lives about a mile from the fire, said thick black smoke left soot through the house and on walls.

According to media reports, the well is owned by Hilcorp Energy, which received initial drilling permits last year.

The state Department of Environmental Protection closed off Pew Road to all nonemergency vehicles. The roads were still closed at 9:45 p.m.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 13, 2014 at 2:29am


Natural gas pipeline explodes in Rusk County

POSTED: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:57pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Authorities are responding to a natural gas pipeline explosion in Rusk County, southeast of Henderson.

According to emergency management officials, the incident took place at FM 1798 East at County Road 366 and at County Road 3122. The approximate location of the explosion is between FM 840 and FM 2867.

Gas was leaking following the pipe bursting, but it is unclear at this time if it has been shut off. Firefighter said the gas did not ignite and there is no current fire threat.

Several residents in the area have been evacuated to safety. Traffic is shut down on 1798 from 840 to 2687.

The public is urged to avoid the area. Fire officials are on scene. DPS troopers are responding to assist.  A helicopter was also spotted at the scene, but it is currently grounded.

KETK has a crew at the scene. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 9, 2014 at 10:24pm

 Gas explosion rips through shopping centre

Shoppers and workers were forced to evacuate after a gas blast ripped through a loading dock at a Westfield shopping centre in Sydney's north.
The explosion at Hornsby damaged cars, smashed windows and forced parts of the centre to close.
Just before 8am, a build up of gas, ignited and sent a pressure wave shook shops, leaving debris strewn across the driveway and shattering a window up to sixty metres away.
The shopping centre remained partially closed for several hours as crews assessed the structural integrity of the building before being declaring it safe.
Nobody was serious injured.


Comment by Jorge on August 7, 2014 at 10:27pm

Natural gas pipeline explodes in metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey (Northern Mexico)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 , 10:03 hrs (CDT)

Monterrey, NL A gas leak in the exclusive East Valley area of San Pedro Garza García, in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, caused alarm and knocked out power that zone where luxury hotels, shopping malls, hospitals and buildings are located higher region. It was also destroyed the side rail of Lazaro Cardenas Avenue.

About two thousand people were evacuated from adjacent properties during the first few minutes of the incident, recorded at 10:00 hours; an hour later they returned to their workplaces relief when the bodies determined that the scope of the fire not endangered.

Jorge Camacho, director of state Civil Protection, denied that had wounded and material losses have so far been two vehicles of the same unit and a private car who were near the place because of a traffic accident.

The area where the fire is recorded with two flames that reach 10 meters high, is an open area with an excavation 15 feet deep where the Fashion Mall Drive will be erected and uncrowded area by pedestrians.

According to official reports, the damaged pipe is the main which supplies natural gas sector was affected by falling over a fence, which collapsed because the ground was softened by recent rains.

Eyewitnesses report that they heard a loud explosion that Cimbro the windows of nearby buildings and disrupted electrical service; subsequently other minor explosions were heard.

Andrés Molina, Commander Fire Nuevo Leon reported that also damaged a water pipe, so the work of the bodies are complicating relief.

Until the Mexican place ejéricto, Civil Protection mobilized. Firefighters and municipal police. Transit closed the streets around the area, which caused a traffic jam several miles around, as there are only two roads to get there is one that supports more traffic daily in the metropolitan area.



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