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 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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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 7, 2014 at 1:59am



Wednesday, August 06, 2014

One person has been found dead at the site of a massive explosion at a home on Prospect Avenue in Port Washington.

The explosion happened at around 8:30 p.m. at 10 Prospect Avenue.
NewsCopter7 surveys the damage after a home exploded in Port Washington, killing 1

"It was a bang. A bang like you've never heard," said Ginny Garofalo, a neighbor.

There was a huge fire ball and clouds of thick black smoke rising above what neighbors say was once a garage.

Max Schwartz captured cell phone video of the scene and lives just five houses away.

"It was just flames instantly up, like an instant fireball. It didn't build, it wasn't like that," Schwartz said.

The explosion, neighbors say, was in a garage behind 10 Prospect Avenue in Port Washington. That house was destroyed. The fire then spread to the garage in a neighboring home.

From near the harbor, video showed the intensity of the fire which went to five alarms with numerous fire companies responding.

Nassau County Police and fire officials are now investigating. 

"It was very frightening because we had kids on the block and I had to yell at everybody," Garofalo said, "It was really scary, something that doesn't normally happen here." 

Pictures and videos being sent to Eyewitness News on Twitter show a large fire ball and smoke billowing from the house.
Comment by Tracie Crespo on August 3, 2014 at 3:30pm


Vat of eggnog flavoring explodes at lab; 2 hurt

TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) — A fire official says a vat of eggnog flavoring exploded at a laboratory in New Jersey, injuring two workers.

Totowa Fire Marshal Allen Del Vecchio tells WABC-TV that he felt the blast from Pharmachem Laboratories in Totowa at his house a mile away.

Pharmachem produces ingredients that flavor foods. Workers tell the TV station they had just started on a new recipe for eggnog when it somehow ignited. The two workers suffered minor injuries.

Del Vecchio says given the severity of the blast, he's surprised more workers weren't hurt. The entire rear of the building was completely blown out.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is underway.

Comment by KM on August 2, 2014 at 6:26pm


One killed, seven injured in gas blast in central Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and seven others injured Friday in a gas explosion at an electricity plant in Argentina's central Cordoba province, local health officials and firefighters said.

Civil Defense sources told state news agency Telam that rescuers found a burnt body inside a truck.

The part of the gas pipeline that exploded runs across a roadway and all the victims appeared to have been motorists on the road when the explosion occurred in the city of Pilar, 659 km northwest of the capital Buenos Aires, the daily Clarin said, adding that the accident forced closure of several roadways.

The pipeline supplied the oldest plant at the facility, dating from the 1960s, the daily said, suggesting aging infrastructure may have been the cause.

Pilar Mayor Diego Bechis said the injured had been taken to hospital, mainly with serious burns.

Pilar Fire Chief Carlos Gomez told local media that the situation was "under control", after the gas supply was cut off " to put out the flames, which at one point were 50 meters high," Telam said.

No one at the plant, the Provincial Energy Company of Cordoba, was injured, according to the sources.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on August 2, 2014 at 4:27pm


Blast at China car parts plant kills 68, hurts 187

Medical personnel transport a victim to a hospital after an explosion at a factory in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, August 2, 2014.

BEIJING (AP) — Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year.

Saturday morning's explosion occurred when more than 200 workers were on the site of the factory, which is in an industrial zone in the city of Kunshan, officials from the city said at a news conference televised by state broadcaster CCTV. Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, is about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) southeast of Beijing.

CCTV showed footage shot by residents of large plumes of thick, black smoke rising from the plant. Several firefighting trucks were shown in the factory compound. News websites posted photos showing survivors or those who were killed being lifted onto the back of large trucks, their bodies black, presumably from burns or soot.

Some survivors were seen sitting on wooden cargo platforms on the road outside the factory or being carried into ambulances, their clothes apparently burned off and their skin exposed.

The explosion occurred at 7:37 a.m. at a workshop in the factory, which polishes wheel hubs. Rescuers pulled out 44 bodies at the site, while 24 other people died at a hospital, officials said. At least 187 people were injured.

More than 120 of the injured were sent to hospitals in Kunshan and the nearby city of Suzhou. Burn experts from a Shanghai hospital arrived in Kunshan to help, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

A preliminary investigation showed that the blast was likely a dust explosion, Xinhua said.

The factory is operated by the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Company, which according to its website was set up in 1998 and has a registered capital of $8.8 million. Its core business is electroplating aluminum alloy wheel hubs, and it supplies GM and other companies, the website said.

In a statement, GM confirmed that Zhongrong is part of its network of suppliers. "We can confirm Zhongrong is a supplier to GM's global supplier Dicastal," the statement said.

Police took away five senior Zhongrong executives to assist in the investigation, officials said, without providing details.

A woman who answered the main phone line at the Zhongrong metal company said it is a Taiwanese enterprise. She refused to give her name, any other information or the contact numbers of company staffers handling the case.

Calls to the city's government and police rang unanswered.

A dust explosion is caused by the fast combustion of particles suspended in air in an enclosed space. The particles could include dust or powdered metals such as aluminum. They would have to come into contact with a spark, such as fire, an overheated surface or electrical discharge from machinery.

Workplace safety is a major problem in China, where safety regulations are often ignored and enforcement can be lax. In June 2013, 119 workers were killed when a fire raced through a chicken processing room at a poultry plant in the northern province of Jilin. The fire appeared to have been sparked by an explosion caused by leaking ammonia, officials said.

Sixty-two people were killed and scores injured in the eastern port city of Qingdao in November when a pipeline exploded. Investigators said the blast was caused by sparks from a jackhammer being used to repair a manhole cover following an oil leak.

AP 3 hr ago By GILLIAN WONG of Associated Press



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