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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-...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/caught-on-tape-gas-main-explodes-126...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 3, 2017 at 5:58am

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/2/gas-line-explosion-des...

Gas line explosion destroys equipment in California desert

- Associated Press
Monday, October 2, 2017

BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities say nobody was hurt when a natural gas line caught fire and exploded, destroying heavy construction equipment in the western Mojave Desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

The San Bernardino Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2yjriLr ) the blast was reported Sunday just south of Interstate 40, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Barstow.

A Newberry Springs area 30-inch natural gas line caught fire, exploded and destroyed heavy equipment in an isolated area south of the 40 Freeway, according to tweets from San Bernardino County Fire Department.

The incident was reported at 10:44 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, according to Ryan Vaccaro, San Bernardino County Fire Department public information officer.

“The cause is still under investigation,” he said. “There was a crew working in the area, however they don’t know the cause.”

A crew member did smell an odor that indicated gas and the crew of about 16 workers was immediately evacuated, he said. No injuries were reported.

Photos from the scene showed a crater in the ground and burnt equipment.

The fire also spread to sparse vegetation in a 5- to 7-acre area.

Christine Detz, a Southern California Gas Co., spokeswoman, wrote in an email that it was the utility’s pipeline. Authorities had early identified it as belonging to Southwest Gas.

Detz said the company became aware at 10:42 a.m. of “a drop in pressure” within the gas transmission line and that crews were on site to investigate.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 22, 2017 at 4:31am

http://www.hazardexonthenet.net/article/139730/Two-seriously-injure...

Two seriously injured in UK gas explosion

21 September 2017

Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a gas explosion at a Nottingham industrial estate in Central England on September 20. Emergency services said the blast happened at the Bio Dynamic UK plant in Colwick, which converts food waste into energy.
Witnesses said the blast took place in a 30-foot long anaerobic digester tank, lifting it 10ft off the ground.

Image: BDUK
Image: BDUK

Nottinghamshire Police said: "We're not treating the incident as suspicious and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now dealing with the matter in its entirety."

Bio Dynamic UK added: "Two of our friends and colleagues have been injured and our main focus and concerns are with them. "The accident was not as a result of any failure in the normal operation of our plant and we are now working with the HSE to understand how this incident occurred. Following liaison with the Environment Agency we can confirm there has been no harm to the local environment."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 22, 2017 at 4:21am

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/gas-explosion-in-i...

Gas explosion in Iran’s holy city of Qom kills 4

September 21 at 10:11 AM

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s official news agency says a gas explosion in a motel in the holy city of Qom has killed at least four people and injured 15.

IRNA quoted Qom’s governor, Reza Sayyar, as saying Thursday’s blast was not security-related. Mahdi Farahani, the head of emergency services in Qom, told IRNA that 10 of the injured were Iraqi pilgrims.

Qom is the world’s foremost center for Shiite Islamic scholarship and is home to a major Shiite shrine.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 22, 2017 at 4:00am

UPDATE: Four injured in explosion at Gerdau Ameristeel's Wilton plant

Sep 21, 2017 Updated 22 min ago

MUSCATINE — The Gerdau steel mill in Wilton has temporarily suspended operations following an explosion that occurred Wednesday night.

Three employees and one contractor were injured in the explosion and taken to local hospitals. Two of the employees have been released so far, according to a news release.

Gerdau Ameristeel said it is working with local authorities to investigate the incident and determine its cause.

Human Resources Manager Shannon Langenberg said the explosion occurred in the plant's shop where steel is melted, on West 3rd Street in Wilton.

And while she could not comment on damage done to the facility, she said "driving by, you can see the melt shop, most of it is exposed right at the moment."

In the new release, spokesperson Shai Johnson said, "Gerdau's priority is attending to the injured, their families and employees at the Iowa plant."

He said the company has activated its Employee Assistance Program to help the employees and their families.

The Wilton steel mill employs 220 people, Langenberg said. According to the company's website, the Wilton mill went into operation in 1976 and was originally owned by North Star Steel.

Around 2004, Gerdau Ameristeel, of Canada, purchased the fixed assets and working capital of four North Star mills, including the Wilton plant.

Gerdau, which was founded in Brazil in 1901, is the leading company in the production of long steel in North and South America, as well as one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world.

The Gerdau Ameristeel plant in Wilton is one of 18 steel mills operated by the company in North America. It focuses on long steel and other products, including beams and piling, merchant bar quality and wire rod products. The company serves the construction, automotive, agricultural and energy markets.

Last month, Gerdau reported that in the second quarter of this year, the company posted net sales of $9.2 billion, down 11 percent from the same period a year ago. Gerdau, however, saw a 49 percent increase in its profit margin from the previous year— not including interest and taxes— at all of the North American long steel plants, including in Wilton.

Comment by M. Difato on September 21, 2017 at 3:58pm

Natural Gas Likely Caused Neighborhood Explosion

 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Natural-Gas-Likely-C...

 A powerful explosion that rocked a West Hills neighborhood is being investigated with authorities suspecting the cause may have been due to natural gas. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (Published at 12:10 AM PDT on Sep 21, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago)

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'No criminal activity' at site of explosion at West Hills home

 http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-canoga-park-explosion-2...

 An explosion at a West Hills home Wednesday afternoon may have been caused by a gas leak, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s drug lab unit found “no criminal activity” at the site of the blast, which fire officials said damaged a handful of homes in the neighborhood.

“They conducted a thorough investigation,” said LAPD Officer Tony Im.

The explosion was reported shortly after 3 p.m. in the 7500 block of North Sale Avenue.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 2, 2017 at 9:38pm

http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/3-dead-after-battery-tank-explos...

3 dead after plant explosion near Carlsbad

September 01, 2017 10:25 PM

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Three people are dead following an apparent explosion at a Caza Petroleum Lease Corporation battery tank plant near Carlsbad Friday morning, according to officials from the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office.

The identities of those individuals are not yet being released, according to ECSO Spokesperson Lt. Matt Hutchinson, but he said they are believed to be workers.  

Deputies responded to the area shortly before 11 a.m., where they found a battery tank engulfed in flames. Hutchinson said multiple county fire agencies battled the blaze, which took nearly three hours to put out.

ECSO is investigating the incident, which didn’t result in any more injuries.

New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn released the following statement Friday night.

“It is with great sadness that I learned of the tragic accident and loss of life on State Trust Lands in Eddy County. On behalf of the State Land Office, I offer my deepest condolences to the families of the victims.”

Hutchinson said battery tanks are used to measure and test the volume of oil before it is pumped into a pipeline. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 19, 2017 at 7:30pm

https://www.sott.net/article/359660-One-dead-several-injured-in-Mex...

One dead, several injured in Mexico gas pipeline explosion (VIDEO)

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:22 UTC
A massive explosion has rocked a Pemex gas pipeline in the Mexican state of Veracruz, killing one and injuring several people.

The Veracruz Secretariat of Civil Protection confirmed on Twitter that one person died and five others were injured in the incident.
Those wounded suffered burns of up to 65 percent of their bodies, local media report.
The fuel passage valves have been closed, with emergency services and Pemex personnel working on site.
Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos) is an oil and gas company owned by the Mexican government.
The explosion, which was caused by a gas leak in the pipeline, occurred early on Saturday, near the city of Ixtaczoquitlán in the state of Veracruz, Cronica website reported.
Comment by Yvonne Lawson on August 19, 2017 at 3:07pm

600 firefighters battle raging inferno at Chinese oil refinery

Fire and smoke are seen at state oil major PetroChina's plant in Dalian, Liaoning province, China August 17, 2017 © Reuters

Astounding footage of a massive inferno at one of China’s largest oil refineries is being shared online.

The fire broke out at around 6:40pm local time Thursday, at the PetroChina plant in the coastal city of Dailan in the northeastern province of Liaoning, reports CCTV.

Video from the scene shows a huge explosion at the plant and emergency services rushing to put out the flames. No casualties have been reported.

More than 600 firefighters battled the blaze for over two hours, before extinguishing it.  

The fire was reportedly caused by a broken seal in a feed pump at the plant’s catalytic cracker, a unit typically used to produce gasoline.

PetroChina is the largest oil and gas company in China and is the listed arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation. Its plant in Dalian has three crude distillation units with a total processing capacity of 410,000 barrels per day.

The plant's crude processing operations were not affected but will likely cause a small reduction in output from the gas separation unit, according to a refinery source cited by Reuters.

In 2013, an explosion at the refinery left two people injured and two missing. Dailan is also famous for being the site of one of China's biggest known oil spills. In 2010 a pipeline blast unleashed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the sea.

See more:   https://www.rt.com/viral/400088-china-refinery-fire-explosion/

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 15, 2017 at 5:57am

http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Lincoln-fire-crews-investigate-bla...

Two critically injured in Lincoln explosion

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Authorities say two people were critically injured in an explosion that rocked a Lincoln neighborhood Monday afternoon.

The blast was heard miles away. It leveled a house in southeast Lincoln.

The call came in around 4:30 p.m. to the 7800 block of Red Oak Road.

Several people reported that a loud explosion was heard in the area. Some said it felt like an earthquake.

A home and a garage were destroyed. There was a large debris field around the scene of the blast. Seven to eight other structures were damaged.

While the incident remains under investigation fire crews believe the blast may have been a natural gas explosion.

Some utilities remained shut off in the neighborhood but officials said the neighbors have nothing to fear. Some, however, will need to be relocated.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 15, 2017 at 4:48am

http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078156/gas-blast-sparks-homes-blaze/

August 15, 2017

Gas blast sparks homes blaze

Eighteen houses were destroyed in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday after a gas explosion sparked a fire that spread to neighbouring homes.

No one was injured in the incident.

Dy Roth Khemrun, Meanchey district deputy governor, said the fire started at 6am.

“Specialists from the Phnom Penh fire department, local authorities and armed forces came to the scene to help our people extinguish the fire,” he said.

He said the 18 houses that were completely burned down were among 46 houses in the area. Most were made of wood and galvanised steel.

Firefighters used 14 fire engines to put out the fire. They faced difficulties because the road was small and crowded, but were able to extinguish the fire in about one hour, Mr Roth Khemrun said.

“This is the second fire in this area,” Mr Roth Khemrun said. “There was one in 2016 that destroyed 33 houses.”

Prom Yorn, director of Phnom Penh Municipal Fire Department, said yesterday that so far this year there have been 51 fires in Phnom Penh, resulting in three deaths.

Most of the fires were caused by gas explosions, electrical fires and the other careless actions of citizens, he said.

“I want to suggest to all citizens to be careful and pay attention to fire prevention, especially when using gas, electricity and the other things which easily cause fires,” he said.

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